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Subject: Re: Renaming Lost Files

Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 17:41:06 +0200

I read up on the specifications, and the ID3v2 tags must be located at the beginning of the file. I don't see how any program would want to add the data I found in front of the ID3v2 header. I had a second look at the file, and noticed that the data in front of the id3v2 tag was exactly 512 bytes. This number is typically the size of a file system sector or similar. This leads me to think that the recovery process made an error and added this data. Once I removed the excess data the file worked fine!

If you are interested I could probably make a program that fixes these files. Let me know how much it would be worth to you.

// Dan


Andrew wrote:
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> I ran that on a batch of files, and 80% were renamed!
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> Outstanding!
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> Seems some are ‘broken’ but I cant worry about those…
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> Appreciate you getting back to me, im going to go ahead and batch the full set of files. Those that don’t come up, that’s the opportunity cost of getting your data back.
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> Thank you again
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> -Andrew
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> From: Dan
> Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 12:18 PM
> To: Andrew
> Subject: Re: Renaming Lost Files
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> Hi,
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> All you really need to do is to use the music rename function:
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> It will probably be enough for your needs.
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> But....
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> This is what I see when opening the file in WinAmp:
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> As you can see, the tag is not properly filled out. Only the album tag is set.
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> But opening the file in a hex editor reveals that there is actually some kind of id3v2 tag present. I can't say right now why neither WinAmp or Flash Renamer reads this. It might be damaged.
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> I will return with more info when I have looked into this.
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> // Dan
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> Andrew wrote:
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> Maybe I am just an old dog and incapable of figuring this out. Or it could be trying to keep 3 kids under 5 busy while dealing with clients and computer builds…..who knows….
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> Can you maybe point me a little clearer as to what I am needing to do. I am including a sample file (1 of 10K I need to process). I am not seeing how I go into the advanced options of the setup parts and extrapolate the ID3 tag out and then turn that into the actual file name of the lost file.mp3.
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> Thank you again in advance for your help and guidance.
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> -Andrew
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> From: Dan
> Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 9:15 AM
> To: Andrew
> Subject: Re: Renaming Lost Files
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> Hi,
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> Flash Renamer uses what I call which are replaced by various information. This is what you are looking for. FR supports both ID3 and other music tags, and Exif tags for photos. These tags can be used in many functions. For complete freedom to "design" your filenames using tags use the "Free Format" function. Read more about how to use tags in the manual, look for the section "Format Tags & Parts".
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> // Dan
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> PS: don't forget to download the latest version, 6.41
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> Andrew wrote:
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> Good afternoon, I am looking at your product Flash Renamer v6.3.
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> I am a data recovery person, and I have recovered files from a corrupted hdd for a client. The naming convention of the recovered files are file0001.mp3 file002.mp3, ect
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> The META info for each mp3 (and pictures) shows what the name of the track or file is, and my goal is to use that information to then rename the file.
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> I have thousands I need to go through. Does this program allow me to capture those TITLE file names from the header info of the file and then use that to rename the actual file?
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> If not, do you have a suggestion for what my needs are.
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> Thank you in advance for your time.
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> -Andrew
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> Owner
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> Computer Management Solutions
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> 916-804-5177
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> *****@*****
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> Your Success Is Our Goal
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