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Windows 7 Seeemed To Corrupt Music Files

by oldieguy / April 18, 2011 4:55 AM PDT

Mp3 files on an external drive seemed to become unplayable after connecting the drive to a win 7 machine. the pc is not mine. a friend sent me some samples of the bad files and asked if i could play them or convert them to a playable form of some type. no luck at my end. the mp3 files were created on win 2000 and xp machines. the damage occured only after being attached to the win 7.

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I believe you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2011 4:58 AM PDT

Windows Media Player has these settings about updating tags and "rearrange my music" that could cause folk to claim it corrupts content.

You make a good case for backups of such things.
Bob

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It's highly unlikely that
by orlbuckeye / April 19, 2011 11:35 PM PDT

Windows 7 caused the problem. One big indicator is that ALL the files were corupt. I've have the same issues with external drives where the media files just can't be viewed. Thisngs like using the safely removce hardware icon ins the taskbar can help that.

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Files Are Visible But None Are Playable
by oldieguy / April 20, 2011 2:31 AM PDT

could Win 7 have added some tag data?

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