I tried to copy all of my music to a DVD-RW as a back - up, but for some reason it didn't work. I went into Windows Media Player, and lo and behold, I had 2700+ files rather than the usual 1350!
However, when I go into the Shared Music folder, everything is fine, and there is only one of each track.
Some of the duplicate files are corrupt and go that orange colour when you play them, but most of them are just fine and play like normal WMA's.
Sometimes, when I click on one of the songs, its duplicate dissapears, and there is only one. As a solution I could probably play all the songs and most duplicates would go away, except that would take 90 hours!
The strange thing is, the new files don't take up any space on my 40GB hard drive, although WMP10 shows that the total file sizes had doubled to over 5GB.
Another weird thing is, within 15 minutes of discovering my problem, 400+ of the duplicates just disappeared!
I need to know how to get rid of all of the duplicate music files quickly, easily, with minimum risk.
And if anyone can explain why I can't back up the music to a DVD-RW, that would be great too.