A SERIOUS Problem: Disappearing MP3 Files On Hard Drive
by LiQuiD_FuSioN - 12/28/05 3:35 AM
I tried googling ''MP3s Disappearing'' and it led me to a thread made in the CNet forums. Sadly, no one even replied to that thread, so I want to make a new one.
This really needs to be addressed, imo. Why would MP3s disppear on my or anyone else's HD anyway? This SHOULD NOT happen.
I only have these possible reasons as to how this could happen, and also questions:
1) Is the feature ''compressed old files'' the problem?
When this feature is turned ON, does it compress files and then are these ''compressed'' files still accessible?
I once used a computer which is now downstairs, I've been using it for about 5 years now. When I opened up a particular music program, it asked me to ''scan'' for any music on the hard drive. So, I let it for music.
I know where my music is, I know I have a certain amount and it's organized. Funny enough, when the music program was finished scanning.. guess what? I had found music that I had downloaded about 3 years ago!!!
Tell me, how is THAT possible? I tried searching for these files because, I KNEW I didn't have these 3 year-old files on my hard drive before.. how was this possible? Were they just hidden away, If so, why?
2) MP3s still disappear while I am tagging them or moving them around.
I was tagging music one day (this happened atleast 3 times) with MusicMatch and as I was almost finished tagging the newly encoded music CD, I then noticed with my own two eyes that TRACK-02 had DISAPPEARED!
What is going on there? WHY would it just disappear like that... as if it fell into a bottomless pit of no return? That is NOT right at all, that's insane.
This is a very strange and annoying problem, I had to go back and re-evaluate my entire library to check for any more MISSING songs and to my luck, I found atleast 3 more CDs with 1 or 2 tracks missing. Just FANTASTIC!
Who knows, I bet I have hundreds of missing MP3 and I will probably never know! My father has atleast 100 gigs of classic tunes from HIS CD collection.. and there's no way he'll ever find out.