Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: File problem in WLM

09 Jan 2013   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
File problem in WLM

I have loaded my F: drive (data backup) with music files from the C: drive and deleted them form there but I now have the same music tracks doubled up and even tripled up ie track 1/2 /3 /4 etc is listed twice or three times.

Now short of working tediously through the listings and deleting the "extras" one by one I wondered know if there is a way of deleting the "extras" en mass? Have Googled this problem but no answers.

Plus can someone tell me what I did wrong please in the first place?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Jan 2013   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Not sure here but a suggestion, assuming duplicate files have name appended (1) (2) as windows auto does could you do a file search with wildcard ie *(1).mp3 to reveal all files with No 1 appended to end of file name then repeat with No 2.
May help i dont know just thought i put it out there
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2013   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Not sure here but a suggestion, assuming duplicate files have name appended (1) (2) as windows auto does could you do a file search with wildcard ie *(1).mp3 to reveal all files with No 1 appended to end of file name then repeat with No 2.
May help i dont know just thought i put it out there
Hiyya Pauly Not real sure how to do that mate like as in where?

Anyway this is probably one of the worst examples of the problem.


Attached Thumbnails
File problem in WLM-wlm.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Jan 2013   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Have you checked the actual location of the files, as in where replicated file 1, 2 & 3 actually are. Is it possible you just have original and copied files still in view. Have you moved user directories, just wondering if when moving you have ended up with files in one user area and also somewhere else like public folders/libraries

What i meant before is doing a search from the start menu by searching for wildcard * which can be any character(s) followed by the 1 or 2 that windows automatically appends to duplicate filenames, but on reflection windows would only append the file name if it was located in the same folder as the original file
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try this:


Attached Thumbnails
File problem in WLM-2013-01-09_1659.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Pauly and Wolfgang I shall try out those and let you know:)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Wolfgang that option tells me it will empty the library and close the WLM and Pauly the music is located on both my C: drive where it originally was and I copied it to the F: spinner (then deleted it) to give me a bit more space on the SSD (C:) so would I be right in assuming the machine is picking up both drives as a library source because the files did not delete??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Get the files off C, then you should not have a duplicate problem. If the music file on F is included in the library, it should pick it up there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2013   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Get the files off C, then you should not have a duplicate problem. If the music file on F is included in the library, it should pick it up there.
Ok mate will do:)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 File problem in WLM




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Problem modifying hosts file, change file permissions?
Hi all,win7 Home Premium 64 bit. I'm having difficulties modifying my hosts file. Following guidance from this forum, I open Notepad++ as administrator & can navigate to and open the hosts file. But the "Save" option is greyed out, so I can't save directly to the original location. I can Save As...
General Discussion
Dll file problem
Hi I`m having some problems with my computer regarding gaming. i copied a game from a computer and when pasted on another comp it didn`t worked . A error log says EDAB SERVING T25.DLL .It`s happening very often. The operation system on which I`m pasting these games is XP. Some games works and other...
Gaming
Possible File Association Problem or Open With Problem! MAJOR
Apologies if this is not the appropriate catagory but i had trouble finding a suitable one, here is my problem: I was messing about with a file using winrar, (sorry i cant remember which file it was) i right clicked the file and clicked 'open with' i chose winRAR and it screwed up and decided...
Software
Problem with file copying adversely affecting media/file sharing & WMC
WMC recording/playback and media/file sharing seems to work fine until I go to copy a file between drives, where one of those drives is currently using some of its i/o bandwidth to do media. The copy hogs the i/o bandwidth, doing nasty things to the real-time needs. How do I permanently tell...
Performance & Maintenance
Problem Installing, missing file or HD problem?
Hi I hope someone can help me on here - I've tried for about 2 hours to get a copy of windows 7 working on my old pc and really can't see what the problem is when it comes to doing a clean installation. It's not "old' only a year old or so with very good specs but I use another machine now so...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30.
Twitter Facebook Google+