mp3 Name Changing Files.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Superman199, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Superman199 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
    I'm new here, and this is my 1st post, so go easy!

    I'm a DJ so my music collection is an anal subject to me. I have all my music named a certain way (mostly Artist - Title, or in cases of Albums: Artist - Album - Track# - Title) Everything is done this way.....

    anyways, as of recent, even before Snow Leopard, i've been having some of my files change names automatically for no reason. For example, i saw it change in front of my own eyes:

    The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go.mp3
    Changed to

    I saw this one happen after i deleted a different file... When i went to rename the file, it told me the name was already taken and to choose a different name. After restarting, the name change was still there. Can anyone figure out why this is happening?? Thanks in advance!! :)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you already have a file in that folder with the same name, it will automatically create a unique file name, since you can't have two files with exactly the same name in the same folder.
  3. i.shaun macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2008
    Do you use iTunes and allow it to control the files?

    Could be a possible reason, though I've never seen my iTunes re-name files like that, it mostly keeps everything as: track# - SongTitle.mp3
  4. Superman199 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
    But there isnt another file named that.... it changes the file name, and i can't seem to change it back

    No, iTunes isnt organizing my music either... it's not even open when it happens
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Are you running Windows in VMWare or Parallels?

    I've only seen older versions of Windows truncate names down and throw a ~ and a number on them...

    02/25/2009  11:58 AM             4,055 [B]WHITEL~1.TXT[/B] whitelist.txt
    01/23/2009  12:39 PM             5,687 [B]WMIVBS~1.CMD[/B] wmi.vbs.cmd
    01/23/2009  12:19 PM               536 [B]WMIPRO~1.VBS[/B] wmiprocesslist.vbs
  6. Superman199 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    Where is this happening at? Are you in finder seeing this? Are you in another program?
  8. Superman199 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
    In finder... sometimes it'll happen when i wont see it too...

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