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I want to re-tag a bunch of songs to organize my music on my phone.

For example cleaning up genres: putting Hip hop, Hip-hop, Hiphop, Hip-hop/Rap, Gansta Rap, etc., all in a single genre.

I've done this in Zune but the changes aren't showing on my device after syncing.

  • Have you tried removing the songs from your phone and syncing them again? – Juliana Peña Apr 25 '12 at 3:48
  • I was hoping that would be a last resort, since I would have to make a list of all the songs on my device first. – Louis Apr 25 '12 at 3:53
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    You can create a playlist of all songs currently on your device, sync the playlist to Zune, remove all the songs from the device, then re-sync the playlist you created. As long as the file names are unchanged, it should sync back properly. – cowgod Apr 25 '12 at 4:46
  • @cowgod took a few hours to sync over WiFi, but that went well. – Louis Apr 25 '12 at 7:38
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Meta-tag by itself will not be synced. You'll have to remove the files from the device, and re-sync.

If updating a large number of songs, one method could be to save a playlist of all the songs to Zune. After erasing them from the device, copy them back from the playlist.

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I noticed that meta-tags on my phone are now syncing automatically as changes are made in Zune.

The determining factor seems to be if the device is syncing over WiFi or USB.

When plugged in to a USB port the meta-tags will sync.

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