In my music folders...I have a folder for each group and inside that a folder for each cd. I have album art and occasionally an NFO or other file.
I am noticing when I download a lot of music from newsgroups there are a about 5 files with names like:
All of the files listed above have the lightened icons (cannot even be seen in explorer unless you have the show all hidden files option enabled) All of them but the desktop file are listed as .jpg and open up a pic of the album are if opened. First of all if these are regular jpegs then why would they be hidden files? Second where are they coming from?...They are not in the download list when they are coming down in Newsbin. But, I have also been noticing these in some of the directories of cd's that I am pretty sure I ripped myself....
One more thing the desktop file is a configuration settings file and if opened in notebook reads something like this:
MusicBuyUrl=providerName=AMG&albumID=53F83857-CEE6-457B-84D4-9E3202E1C058&a_id=R%20%20%20348580&album=No%20Subs tance&artistID=21339794-B036-4599-9513-EDEEF13050F5&p_id=P%20%20%20%20%203611&artist=Bad% 20Religion&locale=409&geoid=f4&version=11.0.5721.5 237&userlocale=409
MusicBuyUrl=http://redir.metaservices.microsoft.com/redir/buynow/?providerName=AMG&albumID=80E21560-1319-4FAB-85D8-D0AA9A4BDFCF&a_id=R%20%20%20231871&album=Box%20Set &artistID=1C0769DB-1B02-444A-94C9-1538B611DC59&p_id=P%20%20%20%20%204926&artist=The% 20Misfits&locale=409&geoid=f4&version=11.0.5721.52 37&userlocale=409
Any idea what this is all about?
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Thread: What the hell are these files?
Originally Posted by TBoneit
You could configure it so it doesn't go get that stuff which should keep it from cluttering the hard drive.
I do mind things reporting on my viewing/listening habits. One reason I opted out of Tivo tracking my viewing habits and turned off suggestions. To some those are the greatest thing since sliced bread. To Me they were a PITA as my Tivo has no way to tag a bunch of videos for bulk deletion.
Now I just use VLC and don't even have to worry about codecs.
I reconfigured it right away.
I need to just stop using it and get some good jukebox software....any recommendations? Something cool like you see in the bar jukeboxes.....