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Windows 7: WMP12 wipes MP3 information!


21 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
WMP12 wipes MP3 information!

I have Windows 7 Professional 64bit installed on a brand new PC.

I'm using the default WMP12 32bit and like this version however...

For about the third time WMP12 as updated the folder that I keep my extensive mp3 collection in and erased the data that you find in Details in the files Properties.

In WMP > options > library>
"Automatic media information updates for file" isnt ticked.
"Retrieve additional information from the internet" isnt ticked and this means that the following is greyed out:
*"Only add missing information"
*"Overwrite all media information"

So can someone tell me why half of my collection gets wiped???

Thanks in advance.

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21 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

I can't say why this happens, but what happens if you tick "Read Only" in the file properties?

~JK
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22 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

None of my mp3 files have their "read only" box ticked.
When the computer erased half of my files the ones that were left still didnt have the "read only" box ticked.

My mp3 files consist of legally purchased ones, ones ripped from my CDs and files from my converted vinyl. A mixture of these were both in the wiped and normal!!!

If I cant find a cure then its off to Winamp or Mediamonkey...
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23 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I don't know if this patch will help, but it was included with the first Windows 7 Beta Microsoft releases fix for Windows 7 MP3 corruption issue
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23 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

You could try this article Windows Media Player Troubleshooting Guide

Hope this helps,
Captain
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23 Jan 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cobalthead View Post
Thanks for the reply.

None of my mp3 files have their "read only" box ticked.
When the computer erased half of my files the ones that were left still didnt have the "read only" box ticked.

My mp3 files consist of legally purchased ones, ones ripped from my CDs and files from my converted vinyl. A mixture of these were both in the wiped and normal!!!

If I cant find a cure then its off to Winamp or Mediamonkey...
My preferred program is Mediamonkey.....it does what I want, when I want it to. WMP12 is fine for watching DVD's.
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27 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for all your advice, help and options, still no help though.

I just opened WMP12 and at the bottom of the screen just right of the volume control the legend "updating media files" popped up with moving arrows and guess what...?
My files have been wiped again.

Thanks WMP12.

I'm off to Winamp or Media Monkey.
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