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I'm unable to rate any of my songs using WMP. I've been rating songs on WMP for some time. But suddenly, I can't rate/ change my ratings.

  • I cant do it using the normal 5 star rating control at top of playlist
  • Or using Right click song -> Rate -> 5 star

But I'm able to rate using Windows Explorer "bottom properties pane" that comes on clicking on a file

I'm unable to rate using WMP. The ratings don't even change color (gold/grey) on mouse hover.

Please give me a solution without losing my existing rating

EDIT : They are mainly mp3. Do I need to backup the ratings? Aren't they stored in the file itself, If the setting "Maintain my star ratings as global ratings in files" is enabled?

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What's the file type (or types) of your songs (MP3, WMA, WAV...)?

I suggest that you try re-adding the songs to the library. Note that you may lose the existing ratings so use the tool suggested by Nick first. Then, select all songs in the library, right-click, Delete - Delete from library only - OK. Next, go to Tools - Advanced and select Restore deleted library items (press Ctrl+M if you don't see the Tools menu).

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Try backing up your ratings. http://www.dalepreston.com/Blog/2007/03/windows-media-player-metadata-backup.html Then you can try to upgrade mediaplayer, reinstall, etc

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