Windows 10: losing metadata when transferring video files to usb stick

Discus and support losing metadata when transferring video files to usb stick in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Recently, i obtained a 2tb usb stick. I connected to usb slot on my desktop computer (64 bit-windows 10) I started transferring files and folders from... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by irish66, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. irish66 Win User

    losing metadata when transferring video files to usb stick


    Recently, i obtained a 2tb usb stick. I connected to usb slot on my desktop computer (64 bit-windows 10)
    I started transferring files and folders from other drives to free up space.
    Folders and files disappeared, and other files didn't play. Some would.
    I saw that the usb stick was in exfat. I formatted it, changing it to NTFS, as it was the only ther format available.
    That seemed to have stopped files and folders disappearing. But many files would not play.
    I decided to have a look at the properties of some of the files that wouldn't play, and discovered that they had no metadata.
    Files that would play, did have.
    I decided to copy a video file with metadata from a different drive onto the usb stick. Then i checked if metadata was still there. It was, and video played. Then I closed open programs, and restarted computer. Now the metadata of the file I had copied to the usb stick had disappeared, and file would no longer play.
    So I guess my questions are (1) Is there any way to stop metadata disappearing? or (2) Can i recover lost metadata from multiple files at once. (3) Why did some of the transferred media files not lose their metadata.

    :)
     
    irish66, Sep 30, 2020
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  2. How can I transfer photos and videos that are on my PCs Windows 10 to a USB stick

    Hi,

    I will be glad to assist you with this.

    Follow the steps below and check if it helps:

    1. Connect the USB stick to the computer.

    2. Press Windows key + E to open file explorer.

    3. Click "this pc".

    4. Navigate to the location where the photos/videos are stored.

    5. To transfer a particular photos/video, right click on it and select Send to > USB stick.

    - To transfer everything, press Ctrl key + A, right click and follow above step.

    - You can also right click > copy > and paste it in the USB stick directly.

    Hope this helps.

    Let us know if you need further assistance, we will be glad to help.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Sep 30, 2020
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  3. jld4444 Win User
    Cannot edit any metadata in audio and video files

    I'm running Windows 10, fully updated. All of a sudden and for no apparent reason, I'm unable to update any metadata/tags for audio and video files. Haven't tried to update metadata for other types of files.

    It's very important to me to be able to edit the metadata/tags on audio files so that my 14,000+ audio files organize correctly for playlists, etc., and I like proper metadata on video files as good practice.

    Audio files are largely .mp3, and video files are either .mp4 or .wmv.

    I have tried Properties > Details on individual files in File Explorer and several tag/metadata editors that have worked great for years. Some tag editors will show the metadata/tags it allegedly saved, but when I go back to File Explorer
    they're not there. I have also ensured that the same metadata/tag categories I edited in tag editors display in File Explorer.

    I've also tried some suggestions from forums:

    • Making sure proper permissions are granted
    • Ensuring I'm signed in to Microsoft
    • Copying a file and trying to edit the copy's metadata/tags
    • Copying the files to new and existing other folders and trying to edit
    • Ensuring the files are not read-only

    Any ideas on what could have made the metadata/tags uneditable all of a sudden, and more importantly how to fix this? Thanks in advance!
     
    jld4444, Sep 30, 2020
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  4. losing metadata when transferring video files to usb stick

    Transfer files to USB stick

    I am trying to copy a file from my computer to a flash drive usb stick to transfer the file to my laptop. My computer is using windows 10, nothing happens when I put the usb stick in the computer. I don't have a clue how to do this. Any help would be welcome.
     
    LindaFinch75, Sep 30, 2020
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