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I don't know if this is the right forum or not, but,
a lot of my MP3 files extensions changed to .idx.
I can't think of anything I did to make this happen. Are they archived and, if so, how do I restore them?
My os is Win98 second edition.
 

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what do you mean...CHANGED....

is it song.mp3 is now song.idx???

Here are some of the things you might have associated MP3 with and thats why they changed...

IDX= Corel QuickFinder Information
IDX= FAX file
IDX= Header information (CMYK image) (Stork format)
IDX= ICQ index
IDX= Index file (Microsoft Clip Gallery v. 1.x)
IDX= Index file Pro/Engineer
IDX= Index file, used by many applications
IDX= LaTeX index
IDX= Microsoft Outlook Express file: mailbox
IDX= Misc
IDX= Relational database index (Microsoft FoxPro)
IDX= Symantec Q&A relational database index file
IDX= temporary Internet Mail file AOL

any of these programs ring a bell...

I an case goto MY computer....view (its upto ...guys correct me if I am wrong- been on XP for too long:bandit: )...folder options and file associations...see what MP3 are associated with ?? Just look on the list


Next do you have a GOOD antivirus solution....if not get one and scan....if not now go to www.antivirus.com and scan with trends free tools ---EXTENSIONS DONT CHANGE THEMSELVES...in most case


Run Scan disk and defrag -back to my computer- right click the drive-properties tools...run them...

Also ...test the hard drive...go tot the MFG website and download...then run the diagnostics....when you turn your system on it will "detect the drive" thats how you knwo what you have --corrupt drive windows will read it as it thinks it should

Good luck
 

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Yes, some, but not all, changed from song.mp3 to song.idx.
I opened Outlook Express, which I normally don't use, a week or so ago. If that did it how do I get them back.
Can I rename them and change the extension back to .mp3?
 

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you can try renaming it( right click and select rename --then type away)....but in a perfect world...we all know computers are FAR from perfect...it should happen....keep an eye for other weird problems....
 

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Thanks, I'll try renaming them with the .mp3 extension.
I think the names were changed also. Such as 10.idx, 12.idx.
I'm at work. I will check when I get home.
 
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