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Windows 7: Music cover art missing from the file icons! HELP!

08 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rodnet31 View Post
Well... it still didn't work. I really appreciate the advice. I attached a screen shot of my music folder after I unchecked the "Hide protected operating system files" It showed some of the album art but it didn't actually fix the problem. look at the screen shot and you will see. Most of the album art is still not showing.

In the screen shot I played one of the songs so you could see that the album art is still properly attached to the mp3 file, as well as the song title, artist, track #, and other info, because WMP12 is still reading this info without a problem. the album art should be displayed on the icon, as well at the bottom left corner of the screen shot where I circled it (see the attached screen shot)... But its not.

One thing to remember is that not all the album art is missing for the icons, but about 90% of them are. Weird huh?

I'm sure my problem has something to do with the mp3 editing software I installed previously, that's when I noticed the problem. I have uninstalled all those programs, but nothing changed.
I've got the same problem and I don't find any solution...

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12 May 2010   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
missingembedded art in mp3 files

I am having the same problem as rodnet31 and duareg. This seems to be a windows 7 thing. I have thousands of mp3 files with the album art embedded. Windows explorer will show the image on some and on others just the music icon. I use Easy CDDA for my ripping. Just like you the image shows up in WMP but not in explorer. I have noticed if I use Itunes to re embed the images they will show up in explorer. Something is still wrong because the image shows up in ALL my music playing software including WMP. I know it is seeing the embedded file because I do not have any folder images (hidden or not). Just the mp3 files. This seems to be random as I have looked at the properties for files that work and files that don't and they seem the same. I will keep troubleshooting but if someone comes up with an explanation you will make a lot of us happy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2010   #13

windows 7

i have the same problem...i can fix it.. just restore your system before u installed that software.. iam sure that is the cause..
i have install winamp after that i uninstall it with revo uninstall program. and then the registry was deleted.. after that the art work allbum missing..
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