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Corrupted mp3 Files That Won't Delete!

by michaelaborate / March 17, 2008 8:17 AM PDT

Kind of an ongoing issue that happens once in awhile. When I've completely downloaded mp3 files through my torrent application, I close the program and access them to discover that some of the files are corrupted and can't be played/renamed/moved/copied/deleted. I'm running Windows XP Home SP2 and this sort of problem hasn't happened since I've switched from BitTorrent to uTorrent. Can this be part of the problem? The main dilemma I'm faced with right now is how to get rid of those corrupted mp3 files which will not delete from my system. Anyone got any solutions for this?

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You get what you pay for!
by nottynottyboi / March 17, 2008 12:26 PM PDT

Start buying and stop stealing music and maybe you won't have these problems any more.

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I am having the same problem
by serq / September 7, 2009 2:57 PM PDT

And I have never illegally downloaded any music. I put a bunch of my cd's on the mp3 player, the directory somehow started freaking out, and now it won't let me delete the files. It has nothing to do with how you get the files on there because mine came directly from cd's that I own.

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try formatting the player
by ktreb / September 13, 2009 1:48 PM PDT

Try formatting the player, but not through windows. Hopefully you should have a tools/settings menu on the player where you will be able to find a format option. This will bring back your player to factory settings, which will delete all of your music files but keep the operating system on the player.

Again, do not format your player through windows (in other words, your computer). This will wipe everything off the player and may turn it into merely a storage device with which you will not be able to listen to music on.

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Did You ever
by glab19403 / September 12, 2010 1:56 AM PDT

.. find out how to delete these files? I'm having the same issue... thanks

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My app copies those that are valid to another folder
by SpectateSwamp / July 25, 2016 10:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Did You ever

Then I delete the original folders.

I had 17,000 valid mp3 files out of 24,000.
The old software didn't like the embedded jpgs (nor do I)
It also uncovered corrupt metadata in some of the files. (40+) Which I deleted.

Then there were 7 that could not be copied. ( moved those aside)

I know there are some songs that just play junk or a long Beeeep
Those that aren't any good to me get moved to the digital dust bin.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2008 12:43 PM PDT

1. Boot SAFE MODE and try.
2. Look up UNLOCKER on google since it's free and can get the job done.
3. BEWARE that some P2P software is just another trojan that keeps running and the issue you noted is a (bad) sign.

Hope your machine survives this.

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