Question

How do I find out if a music file is copy protected?

Answer

You can determine if a file is protected (that is, whether it requires a license for playback or another use) in several ways.

To determine whether a single file is protected in Windows Media Player 10, do the following:

 

  1. Click the Library tab on the task bar.
  2. In the Details pane, right-click File, click Properties, and then click the License tab. If the file is protected, the license terms appear in the License details box. If nothing appears in the License details box, the file is not protected.


 

To determine whether a single file is protected in Windows, do the following:

  1. Open My Computer or the My Music folder.
  2. Right click a file, click on Properties, and then click the License tab.
  3. If the License tab is not present, the file is not protected.

To display the Protected column for a category in Windows Media Player 10, do the following:

  1. Click the Library tab on the task bar, and then click a category to view (for example, All Music).
  2. In the Details pane, right-click any column heading (for example, Title), and then click Protected. This adds the Protected column to the Details pane, which will enable you to determine whether any of the items in the category are protected or not.

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