Hi all! I recently installed Windows 8. I noticed that at some point the media tags stopped displaying in Windows Explorer for media files such as mp3 and m4b. I am talking about such tags as "title" , "bitrate" and "length" for audio files, for example. Previously this data always displayed for the same files. This affects my collection of Music and Audio books which I am doing some housekeeping with. I can't sort mp3 and m4b them according to the tags that had been set in iTunes or mp3 tagger. This has always worked previously and the tags have displayed fine. I am using the "Detailed" viewing mode in Windows Explorer, but it is just empty in the columns where the tag should be, even for files which I know are tagged, and where the tag displayed previously, in Windows Explorer. Here is what I found after googling this, and following the advice: I ran sfc /scannow, but this did not solve the problem.I tried installing a shell extension called AudioShell135.exe which supposedly fixes problems with this, but it does not work for 64 bit OS. I read that a DLL called shmedia.dll is responsible for this functionality. Apparently some people re-registered this wisuccess when they had this problem. I did that, but it did not help either. Could this be a regression in Win 8 or can others see the tag data for their mp3 files? Any idea what could be wrong, or how I fix it? I don't know what else to try and re-installing the OS is out of the question. Hope someone can help !