blue letter mp files on external drive

August 19, 2011 at 06:51:34
Specs: Windows 7
how tol uncompress blue letter mp3's from a external...when i try to use the uncompress the file is 1 kb bigger on disk

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#1
August 19, 2011 at 07:59:06
mp3 is a format that uses compression. If these files have then been compressed you wouldn't expect them to get much smaller, if at all. So they're not going to get much bigger when you uncompress them.

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#2
August 19, 2011 at 08:40:54
they wont play at all I assume it is because once uncompressed they are 1 size and 1kb bigger on disc...this is files in a recovered folder

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#3
August 19, 2011 at 09:01:41
If you used software to recover files that were deleted or that had damaged data or that you could access previously but then were not able to access on the external hard drive, the resulting recovered files won't necessarily work properly, especially if you did not try recovering them immediately.
If you recovered many mp3 files, some of the recovered fines may work fine, but some probably won't .

The most frequent reason for data getting damaged on an external hard drive is you DID NOT click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in your taskbar and choose to STOP accessing the external drive BEFORE you unplugged it while Windows was running.


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#4
August 19, 2011 at 13:46:21
All files occupy more disk space than their size. Disk space is allocated in "clusters" of a fixed size. A typical value for this is 4KB. This means that even if a file is only 1 byte long it will occupy 4KB on the disk.

Whatever your problem is, this is not it. The files should play even if you don't uncompress them. (The OS handles compression transparently.) I agree with the previous post; it's probably because they have been incompletely recovered.


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#5
August 19, 2011 at 14:16:15
ok the files are still on the external...what is the best program to use to recover them?

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#6
August 19, 2011 at 15:02:52
Programs you can try to recover your data
See Response 2:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

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