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I have an EXTERNAL 500 GB hard drive which I store media on. I will take my music folder for example on this one.

My music folder structure is like this:
Z:\Music\Artist\Album\Song.mp3

NOW the only thing that I have in these folders is MP3 files only, no album artwork, no txt files. just the MP3.

iTunes displays my song amount as roughly 9000 songs, however when I go to the root music folder (z:\Music) properties. It displays my music having 10,000+ files in it. I made sure that "show hidden files" was ON and I took a sample folder out of the /Music/Artist folder. EG. ACDC/Black in Black. I will look at the properties and it will display that I have 14 files in there. But when I open it up it shows the 10 MP3 files that should be there. AGAIN show hidden files, and folders IS on.

When I try to copy it over to a different drive this problem persists. Seems the ONLY fix I have is to actually re create the folder structure and manually copy over the mp3s. This will cause the windows folders to display correct property info.

Is there a possible cause for this? Or a possible quick fix for this? This issue is so annoying, and what I am in the middle of is trying to backup (obviously) and re format the drive, and re add everything. I have been getting errors with my ipods because of corrupted data, this HD might be causing.
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In Folder Options, uncheck the box that says "Hide protected operating system files" (different than Hidden files) and you will most likely see that there is in fact album artwork files in your music folders. That is why the folder properties lists more files than you can see.

I don't know why Windows considers album artwork to be "protected operating system files". But that's your reason.
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wow...lmaosmiley.gif that is awesome....thank you so so much

So I assume deleting these files will actually remove the album art


AGAIN thanks alot for bringing this to a understanding.
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No problem!

Yes, deleting the files will remove the album art. But iTunes (and Windows Media Player) will automatically re-download them from the internet when it sees that they are missing. There should be a setting in iTunes preferences to prevent automatic downloading of album art if you really don't want it.
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No problem!

Yes, deleting the files will remove the album art. But iTunes (and Windows Media Player) will automatically re-download them from the internet when it sees that they are missing. There should be a setting in iTunes preferences to prevent automatic downloading of album art if you really don't want it.

Nah, I like the album art lol, I DID always wondered where the ART was actually stored.....I thought it was in the mp3 file itself
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