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Windows 7: Can't delete album art files

11 May 2011   #21
GemmaR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

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I only suggested a backup just in case in deleting something you lost them all, both good and bad. Better safe than sorry, right?

But yes, if the good ones are safely in the album folder, then I think you'd be safe just deleting those loose ones in the main music folder. I'm not familiar with Tag & Rename( I use MP3Tag) but it's possible those are simply extra copies created by T&R that you don't need at all.
ehm... sorry, but for the third time I have to repeat it:
they are not the same files!

Major artists have their own folders, with complete albums, but others, of which I barely have 1 song, are loose in the generic music folder.
I hope this makes it clearer now, there's no double, no extra copies.
Tag&Rename works just fine in editing files tags, that's all it does.
Ah, I see now....forgive me, I've not been awake for very long.
What if you made a sub-folder for single songs like that...would the extra art images still appear?
I had the same idea and I just tried: created a "Misc" folder, moved all the loose files in and erased the outside hidden "folder" and "AlbumArtAmall" jpg.
Here's what happened:
- System created like a ton of files like "AlbumArt_{A8C017AB-FB20-4B58-AFE8-BB11CE8664F4}_Large" which fortunately I've bee able to erase without them having coming back
- no more jpg in the music folder (of course, there's no file, where would he pick the picture from?)

So with this trick I would be able if not to solve at leat to bypass the problem.
But since I don't like Bill winning on me, I still want to solve it, because I like having some songs loose in my music folder


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11 May 2011   #22
GemmaR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Believe it or not, just copying back my files from the misc to the music folder did the trick: the jpg files are not appearing anymore

Damn, I hate it when there's no logical explanation

Anyway, problem solved, this might hopefully help someone else in the future: if your windows car won't start, try re-opening and closing the doors
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11 May 2011   #23
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GemmaR View Post
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Ah, I see now....forgive me, I've not been awake for very long.
What if you made a sub-folder for single songs like that...would the extra art images still appear?
I had the same idea and I just tried: created a "Misc" folder, moved all the loose files in and erased the outside hidden "folder" and "AlbumArtAmall" jpg.
Here's what happened:
- System created like a ton of files like "AlbumArt_{A8C017AB-FB20-4B58-AFE8-BB11CE8664F4}_Large" which fortunately I've bee able to erase without them having coming back
- no more jpg in the music folder (of course, there's no file, where would he pick the picture from?)

So with this trick I would be able if not to solve at leat to bypass the problem.
But since I don't like Bill winning on me, I still want to solve it, because I like having some songs loose in my music folder
Bill? You mean Steve....Bill's not running MS anymore.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GemmaR View Post
Believe it or not, just copying back my files from the misc to the music folder did the trick: the jpg files are not appearing anymore

Damn, I hate it when there's no logical explanation
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Anyway, problem solved, this might hopefully help someone else in the future: if your windows car won't start, try re-opening and closing the doors
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All I can say to that is...weird! But I'm glad it worked out for you.


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11 May 2011   #24
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

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... if your windows car won't start, try re-opening and closing the doors
I'm pinching that for my sig!!
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11 May 2011   #25
GemmaR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

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Bill? You mean Steve....Bill's not running MS anymore.
All I can say to that is...weird! But I'm glad it worked out for you.
Weird to say the least...
Bill may be officially offstage now, but you know: a father's always a father
MS = Bill in everybody's mind
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11 May 2011   #26
GemmaR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fimble View Post
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... if your windows car won't start, try re-opening and closing the doors
I'm pinching that for my sig!!
It was an old joke involving 3 men caught up in a car that won't start.
One of them was a MS eingeneer. His suggestion was "why don't we try getting out of the car and then back in again?"

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11 May 2011   #27
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

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I have a problem myself with this kind of stuff: my music folder contains various and different mp3, each one of them has its own cover picture embedded in the tag.
Unfortunately the system has decided to pick one of those tags (random) and make a "folder.jpg" and an "albumartsmall.jpg" out of it.
This happened the moment I inserted album art in the files tags.
No matter how many times I remove those 2 files (which makes no sense having in this folder): they always reappear.
Is there a way I can avoid it, without having to remove all album art from each file?

Thanks
It's a bit of a botch job, but you could delete the pesky reappearing jpgs, put a blank txt file in the folder, rename the file to that you've deleted, (and change the extension to jpg) and set the attributes to read only & hidden - that should prevent WMP from dumping new albumart-jpgs in there. That way the individual album art should show up in WMP for each track, but the folder in Windows won't have any picture in it. That's what you wanted, isn't it?
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11 May 2011   #28
GemmaR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by allend66 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GemmaR View Post
I have a problem myself with this kind of stuff: my music folder contains various and different mp3, each one of them has its own cover picture embedded in the tag.
Unfortunately the system has decided to pick one of those tags (random) and make a "folder.jpg" and an "albumartsmall.jpg" out of it.
This happened the moment I inserted album art in the files tags.
No matter how many times I remove those 2 files (which makes no sense having in this folder): they always reappear.
Is there a way I can avoid it, without having to remove all album art from each file?

Thanks
It's a bit of a botch job, but you could delete the pesky reappearing jpgs, put a blank txt file in the folder, rename the file to that you've deleted, (and change the extension to jpg) and set the attributes to read only & hidden - that should prevent WMP from dumping new albumart-jpgs in there. That way the individual album art should show up in WMP for each track, but the folder in Windows won't have any picture in it. That's what you wanted, isn't it?
Believe it or not, I had tried that too, creating a real jpg file with a blank picture.
OS would overwrite it eventually

Do you think that it was wmp that did it?
I never run it...
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11 May 2011   #29
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

@Gemma - no idea, but did you try it with attributes SRHA? (system, read only, hidden archived)
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11 May 2011   #30
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I always set mine to read-only status once I have them tagged my way....someone suggested that to me a while back as a way to maintain them since I have multiple portable players(six at last count ). I didn't know if it would apply here, because I don't have single songs in a main folder like Gemma does.....but maybe it is the answer after all! Good thought, allend66
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