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mp3 to notepad screw up

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#1 genersweet


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:48 PM

I accidentally dropped an mp3 file on to "notepad" now my music file looks like Egyptian hieroglyphs and can no longer be played.I would just download the file again but its a part of a larger 6gb file "discography" that I will have to spend days waiting to download again. Is there any way to undo this screw up or point me in the right direction. I havent closed/changed/or yet saved the file. As soon as I screwed up I just stoped using everything. os is windows 7/64 thank you and I am truly greatful for any advise.


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Edited by rotor123, 21 September 2013 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:51 PM

Just opening a file for reading does not change the content of the file. If the file played before and does not play now, then you had to have saved over it.

You'll be forced to download the file again or restore from backup.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 03:06 PM


Do not Save that file.

For safety I would Copy it from where it is to the Desktop as a backup for now.


What type of icon does it show in Computer?

Does it still look like a Music file or does it show as a text file icon?

What happens if You drop it onto your media player, Does it play?


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