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Janice
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      03-23-2009
i somehow "lost" 4,000 music files. i used a recovery program (recuva.com) to
recover them but they will not play on media player(which they did
previously).
when i double click on a song i get the following message "the file you are
attempting to play has an extension (.wma or .mp3) that does not match the
file format. playing the file may result in unexpected behavior. do you want
the player to try to play this content?" if i click yes i get the message
"windows media player cannot play the file. the player might not support the
file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress this
file." i am using windows xp. In media player under tools, options, file
types, all boxes are checked. Other songs already in Media player play fine.
Any suggestons?


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zachd [MSFT]
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      03-28-2009

Are you sure they're still valid files? According to that, the files in
question are nonrecoverably corrupt.

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>i somehow "lost" 4,000 music files. i used a recovery program (recuva.com)
>to
> recover them but they will not play on media player(which they did
> previously).
> when i double click on a song i get the following message "the file you
> are
> attempting to play has an extension (.wma or .mp3) that does not match the
> file format. playing the file may result in unexpected behavior. do you
> want
> the player to try to play this content?" if i click yes i get the message
> "windows media player cannot play the file. the player might not support
> the
> file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress this
> file." i am using windows xp. In media player under tools, options,
> file
> types, all boxes are checked. Other songs already in Media player play
> fine.
> Any suggestons?
>
>
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> Janice



 
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