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Windows 7: Same thumbnail in every mp3 files.

01 Apr 2014   #1
Turang

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Same thumbnail in every mp3 files.

Hi folks!

I use this site where I download videos from Youtube that converts them in mp3 format.
The problem came from there, this one file I downloaded. The same thumbnail started showing in every mp3 file. I have Windows installed in ssd and musics are in hdd. There is no issues in the music folder, every album covers seem to show right but when I drag and drop ANY mp3 file into desktop, even the thumbnail's scale is wrong. and when I see the properties, there aren't any actual album cover or thumbnail.

I captured a screenshot. There are three example files on the left side and there is the original file in the right side which actually has an album cover.

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Any idea where to begin with to solve this issue? It's not anything big but as a perfectionist, this creeps me so much and I don't know what to do.

Thank you!




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06 Apr 2014   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Turang. Try restoring the file type association. Scroll down to mp3

Default File Type Associations - Restore

A Guy
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06 Apr 2014   #3
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

Windows Media Player is known for forcing the download of thumbnails, getting them mixed up or completely wrong and setting one for a folder because it thinks it's an album. I'd use MP3TAG to manually change each mp3's albumart/thumbnail.
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06 Apr 2014   #4
Turang

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Viper13, That is a one way to fix it, but only temporarily. I appreciate your help but it wouldn't completely solve the issue.

A Guy, Thank you! I restored the file type association. It actually worked! I couldn't believe it was that simple.

I knew I could rely on this forum!

Cheers!
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06 Apr 2014   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome. It was a likely fix. Something to keep in mind when something "takes over" a file types icons

A Guy
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 Same thumbnail in every mp3 files.




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