Where is album art stored?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Ziggy, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy Guest

    I've seached my entire hard drive and I was wondering where does Windows XP
    store the album art it downloads? I don't see it in the ID3 tag and I cant
    find any files on my system. I'd like to move the files but I can't find
    Any help would be great
    Ziggy, Jun 19, 2005
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  2. Ziggy

    Eric_113 Guest

    The album art is actually hidden within the folder that the music is in.
    Named either 'albumartsmall.jpg' (or large for the larger version) or if it
    has found multip[le images it will be renamed to something like this
    'AlbumArt_{1F4AE8F7-E035-4DFF-BC11-9F0FEF59312A}_Large.jpg'. If you are
    looking for the file that puts the picture on the folder thumbnail this is a
    system file that is within each folder called 'folder.jpg' this file is
    usually automatically selected from the album art but if you goto 'Tools',
    'Options' click 'view' click 'show hidden files and folders' and deselect
    'Hide protected operating system files' you will find these files and be able
    to move them. Any pic can be renamed to folder.jpg and put into a folder,
    that image will be used for that folder.
    Eric_113, Jun 20, 2005
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