Windows Explorer shell extension to view and edit ID3 meta-data tags
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AudioShell can help you view and edit ID3 metadata tags directly from Windows Explorer. This way, you can open the program’s interface by using the system’s contextual menu. Unfortunately, the right-click procedure works only for audio files and not complete folders. The tool supports multiple audio file types, such as MP3, WMA, ASF, WMV, M4A, AIFF, OGG, MPC and many others. Likewise, it supports multiple tags standards, like ID3 tags, APE and Vorbis.

Using the tool is as easy as to navigate through the different tabs of the tag editor and enter the desired information. In this regard, not only general data about the music file can be provided, but also lyrics and cover art. Fortunately, it can also be used to edit tags in batches. This way, you do not need to enter shared information for each of the files. Moreover, you can use AudioShell Renamer to change the names of multiple files using rename masks, which is an effective way to keep your music files better organized.

In general, AudioShell expands the system’s support of ID3 metatags. Since it is freeware, you have got nothing to lose if you at least try it. When tested, the utility worked smoothly and integrated perfectly with the system. It is necessary to say that, although the developer’s site does not mention it has Windows 10 support, it could run on this operating system without any problem.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • It supports multiple tag standards and audio file extensions
  • It integrates with File Explorer
  • It can rename batches of audio files using masks
  • It supports editing tags of multiple files


  • Right-clicking on complete music folders is not supported
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