How to Delete MP3 Metadata

By Paul Higgins

Deleting the metadata from an MP3 file allows you to remove some of the information that a program may have added to it. When creating or editing an MP3 file, some programs add information to it, such as, for example, the title of the album containing that particular song or the name of the performer. This type of information, known as metadata, can then be used by media players to, for example, organize a media library or playlists. You can delete an MP3 file's metadata by editing the file's properties.

Step 1

Open the Windows Start menu and click on "Computer." Windows Explorer will open.

Step 2

Navigate through your hard drive and locate the MP3 file.

Step 3

Right-click on the MP3 file and select "Properties."

Step 4

Select the "Value" tab and click on the "Remove Properties and Personal Information" link.

Step 5

Select "Remove the Following Properties from the File" and click on the "Select All" button.

Step 6

Click on "OK" twice to confirm your changes.