mp3 Name Changing Files.

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

  1. Superman199 macrumors newbie

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    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
    THESU~2.MP3

    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

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    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

    i.shaun

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    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

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    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 G4

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    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...

    Like:
    Code:
    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

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  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Where is this happening at? Are you in finder seeing this? Are you in another program?
     
  8. Superman199 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In finder... sometimes it'll happen when i wont see it too...
     

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