Weird file corruption problem with mp3 and wma files.
April 21, 2009 9:10 AM Subscribe
.mp3 and .wma (played with Media Player on Windows XP) files seem to have amalgamated into a file named 'USBC°ïæå.' of varying size. Any clue why and how to fix it?
posted by sparklejess to computers & internet (8 answers total)
I'm trying to help a friend whose music library has been scrambled in some way I don't recognise at all.
In the folder where the mp3 and wma files should be, there's a single file whose name and size change unpredictably, although it seems to be consistently of the form "USBC****." (where asterisks are varying characters).
Size varies between about 3GB (approx size of original files) and about 81K.
I've never seen this before at all, and can't find any information about what kind of virii, or other things, are around at the moment that might do this.
Any help would be very much appreciated. I'm running a full virus scan on my system right now just to be sure, but I'm totally baffled.