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Deleted User
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15:15 Thu 21 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
In this case, songs.

Simple enough you may think, right click, rename..and you're done!

However while doing this I have accidentally pressed 'Ctrl + A' which has caused all 1200ish songs to be called the same thing

Pressing 'Ctrl + Z' only changed about 6 before it wouldn't allow me to go any further.

Is there any way that I can get them to return to how they were previously without renaming them all manually?

Windows media player seems to remember some of the old names because it changes them in it's playlist...however this doesn't effect the files in the folder that they are stored in the slightest

Any ideas?

(If you are going to laugh please do so openly )
Deleted User
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15:18 Thu 21 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
haha oh dear squeezy mate.

unfortunately unless you restored your computer to just before you edited the names you cant undo it.

Edited at 23:21 Thu 21/06/07 (BST)
Deleted User
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15:19 Thu 21 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
I've got a load of dodgey techno ones that I have no idea what they are called lol ahhhhhhh
Deleted User
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15:22 Thu 21 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
lol restore it to yesterday.
Deleted User
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15:28 Thu 21 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
How? ^_^
kwan
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01:31 Fri 22 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
system restor wont change the file names, system restore will go back to a previous date but wont change any filenames or saved emails etc, it does say that before u click next i duno how to help you sorry dave just dot system restore wont change any filenames
Deleted User
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07:56 Fri 22 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Shall rename them all myself then


Made me laugh tho...jungle book came on ...rise against doin the jungle book soundtrack would be funny
Deleted User
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09:12 Fri 22 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
IM PMSLLLLLL @ that squeezy!

only you could do that hahaha


as for what u where asking, i have absolutely no idea!
Deleted User
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10:04 Fri 22 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Spinner will be on tonight, we'll see if he can shed any light!

I can't believe you managed to do it!

The last thing you want is dancing queen coming on when your trying to find take that!
Deleted User
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10:37 Fri 22 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
erm kwan i've never heard of system restore not restoring the names of files.
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13:31 Fri 22 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
System restore doesn't rename, or do anything with, user files.

(Except to move any affected files into a folder on the desktop)

But to the subject : Nice one squeezy!

You cant restore old filenames, as they are overwritten, however this will sort it for you as long as your files have decent ID3 tags (which you say they do)

http://www.id3renamer.com/renamer-main-en.html

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30_01_90
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14:10 Fri 22 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Squeezy one short sentence about u...Hilarioous legend but only you could do something this stupid...*thinks back* nope me and u both 8-)

but i only had about 200 so i jus simply listened to about 20 secs n renamed it sorry m8 :)
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14:24 Fri 22 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Could have been worse ^_^
Deleted User
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06:45 Sat 23 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Whoops. Sorry on my own planet.

Edited at 14:45 Sat 23/06/07 (BST)
Deleted User
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06:51 Sat 23 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Just a thought. Would it be possible to right click the music file and then click on the summary tab to see what it comes up with? I presume 90% of your songs are from albums ripped to your computer?
Deleted User
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16:42 Sat 23 Jun 07 (BST)  [Link]  
There are a grand total of 0 songs ripped from albums
Deleted User
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12:37 Wed 25 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Well at least they arent deleted
joy1511
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13:35 Wed 25 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
micky07 said:
Well at least they arent deleted

Yer LOL!
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