Windows 10: Can't find my MP3 files

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  1.    11 Feb 2016 #21

    mrgeek said: View Post
    Being able to locate his Music should be a simple issue, not a hardware or compatibility problem.
    Hi there

    100% agree with you -- locating files isn't a problem of ANY OS -- IT'S USER PROBLEM !!!!! He's probably left them on a mobile phone / or in the Cloud.

    Windows doesn't LOSE files -- although I would suggest that in File explorer the DELETE option shouldn't be right next to RENAME (right mouse click in File explorer) --if you have a laggy mouse or something similar you can easily click delete instead of rename -- and if nobody has ever done that then we've a whole lot of fibbers around. !!!

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  2.    11 Feb 2016 #22

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    100% agree with you -- locating files isn't a problem of ANY OS -- IT'S USER PROBLEM !!!!! He's probably left them on a mobile phone / or in the Cloud.

    Windows doesn't LOSE files -- although I would suggest that in File explorer the DELETE option shouldn't be right next to RENAME (right mouse click in File explorer) --if you have a laggy mouse or something similar you can easily click delete instead of rename -- and if nobody has ever done that then we've a whole lot of fibbers around. !!!

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    11 Feb 2016 #23

    Backup before upgrading. Brilliant I know.
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       12 Feb 2016 #24

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    100% agree with you -- locating files isn't a problem of ANY OS -- IT'S USER PROBLEM !!!!! He's probably left them on a mobile phone / or in the Cloud.

    Windows doesn't LOSE files -- although I would suggest that in File explorer the DELETE option shouldn't be right next to RENAME (right mouse click in File explorer) --if you have a laggy mouse or something similar you can easily click delete instead of rename -- and if nobody has ever done that then we've a whole lot of fibbers around. !!!

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    jimbo
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    Unless the setting is changed there is always this. Click image for larger version. 

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    For some reason, MS defaults to delete to recycle bin without as much as a thank you! You can have a safety net by setting the confirm option in Recycle Bin properties. Click image for larger version. 

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    Enable the Windows 8 / Windows 10 delete file confirmation dialog - Nothing but .NET - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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  5.    12 Feb 2016 #25

    XP Fan said: View Post
    Probably asked by others but I haven't found exactly this issue: I installed Win 10. I have several hundred MP3's in my Win 7 "Music" folder, but in Win 10 I now see only a dozen or so. I rolled back 10 to 7; presto! there they are. Re-installed 10 and have the same issue: I cannot locate a folder full of my music. I can find any title I search for; just not all of them in one location.

    Also, is there a good replacement app for Media Player? I am NOT going to set up a Microsnot ID just for their version.
    For music I like to use Foobar2000, sound much better than most players and you have options in setting. And, I also use a search program call Everything

    Code:
    https://www.foobar2000.org/
    Code:
    https://www.voidtools.com/
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  6.    12 Feb 2016 #26

    XP Fan said: View Post
    Hadn't thought of that but it sounds worth a try. Thanks for your suggestion. And not that don't believe it will work but if anyone else has another idea I can try, I'd like to have a few options.

    I do have an ext. hard drive I can use, but it annoys me that it should be necessary. Another thing I found out the hard way- not everything is saved when you switch to Win 10. I took the precaution of setting a restore point right before "upgrading" the first time. When I rolled
    back to 7, I found all my restore points had been wiped out. Just an FYI.
    Interesting your data reappeared. I've seen a number of instances where people lost their desktop content on upgrading, but not Music. It seems a weakness in the implementation which affects some, but not all.

    Always keep your personal data as far as possible on a separate disk or partition - not on C: - you can relocate such folders. And use disk imaging and appropriate backups.

    Setting a restore point before an update which is really a new Windows installation isn't meaningful. A restore point restores the registry amongst other things, but the old registry is in Windows.old, your new one in Windows- with data copied from the old one.
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       12 Feb 2016 #27

    I also recommend Foobar2000. I used WinAmp for many years and can confirm it still works on W10, but it is far from the cutting-edge media player it once was. Foobar has many, many configurable options and is fantastic once you've learned the basics. Tek Syndicate posted a great tutorial for getting started with Foobar:

    foobar2000: Getting Started and Theming - Tek Syndicate - YouTube

    I also use dbPoweramp for ripping CDs to create bit-perfect copies. My collection has thousands of ripped CDs stored as FLAC files and 320K MP3s. All music is stored in personalized Music Directories with RAID configured HDDs as well as off-site mirroring (about 6 TB of carefully ripped with accurate metadata and artwork is not something I want to repeat).

    I also recommend trying Fidelizer, a program which works in W10 to optimize your audio configuration.

    But if you like WMP, then stick with it. W10 Pro has it in one of the Windows folders for Pro users (or it might just be for those who upgraded).

    Be well!
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  8.    12 Feb 2016 #28

    Concerning deleting files accidentally, within Win 7 for sure, I've noticed right after copying or moving, the target folder's new contents often are "blue-highlighted," and if I do not "remove" [click once anywhere in white space] the highlighting, the very next explorer.exe action will include those blue-highlighted files [and sometimes folders].
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  9.    12 Feb 2016 #29

    XP Fan said: View Post
    Hadn't thought of that but it sounds worth a try. Thanks for your suggestion. And not that don't believe it will work but if anyone else has another idea I can try, I'd like to have a few options.

    I do have an ext. hard drive I can use, but it annoys me that it should be necessary. Another thing I found out the hard way- not everything is saved when you switch to Win 10. I took the precaution of setting a restore point right before "upgrading" the first time. When I rolled back to 7, I found all my restore points had been wiped out. Just an FYI.


    You should ALWAYS use an external drive to back up all of your files. Always.
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  10.    12 Feb 2016 #30

    Rocky said: View Post
    You should ALWAYS use an external drive to back up all of your files. Always.
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