A friend of mine gave me his new MP3 player and asked me to transfer a set of audio MP3 files onto it. These consist of a file folder, containing 66 other file folders that contain the MP3 files. In total, there are about 5,000 MP3 files in the whole set. I figured that the easiest way to do this was to connect his player and my player to the computer and copy the folders and files from one player to the other. (By the way, none of these files are copyrighted or have DRM associated with them.) The files take up about 6 GB of space, and the player holds 8 GB.
Using Windows Explorer, I clicked the top-level folder on my player and then dragged it to the Music folder on his player. The file transfer started and the status window said that it would take over an hour to do the transfer, so I walked away to do something else. I came back later to check the progress and found that there was a window open telling me that an error had occurred during the transfer. This was after about one-third of the folders had been transferred.
I attempted to delete the last folder that had been created, assuming that this was where the error occurred. Windows could not delete the folder because of an error in a file that it contained. When I opened the problem folder, I saw a file name that was represented by a black vertical bar with a white dot in the center. I could not find a character like this in the ASCII code set. I tried to delete the file and got the following message window :
Invalid File.JPG 26.66KB 0 downloads
I attempted to rename the file, but this could not be done either.
I ran CHKDSK /F on the MP3 Player, and supposedly some fixes were made to the file system, but the bad file is still there. Can someone give me some insight into what is going on here and give me some idea how to solve it?
Edited by Warthog-Fan, 24 February 2017 - 11:42 AM.