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    RIPCD/hidden files/WMP/RR

    yeah i know, kind of weird post title.

    Anyway, not sure when this started happening, if its something new or whatever, but ive found that when i use WMP to rip my CDs the album art is saved as hidden files, and while i can see them fine in windows RoadRunner cant see the album art because the .jpg files are hidden. Now normally i would just right click the file > properties> uncheck the hidden attribute. But, for some reason the check box is greyed out and I cant change the hiddent attribute of the file. The only way ive found to change it is to open the .jpg file in Photoshop and resave it. Something i dont want to do as ive just found out about OneThird of my music lib is like this.
    Now i can come up with a solution myself to open and resave the current existing files that are like this.

    The real problem is does anyone know why WMP is doing this (didnt happen in the past) and how can i stop it from happening in the future.
    Or is there someway we can get RR to see the files even if they are hidden in windows?

    Thanks

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    You can use the attrib command with the -s flag to clear the system attribute from the command line. Can be done recursively so you can apply it to all subdirectories, and can be easily automated with a script.
    I have been looking for a solid ripping program that will also download album art but haven't found an ideal solution. I like Audiograbber but it does not do album art.

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    do you know the exact stuff i need to type into a comman promt, i hardly know any dos commands.

    This is actually a lot uglier than i though, i just bought 4 new cds in the past week, and when i rip them none of the new files are showing up in RR, not even the Dir is listed. Now if i create the dir myself and manualy copy the files into it, RR can see it.
    Werid. The folders them self dont have any special attritbutes so im not sure what it is that WMP is doing when its creating the dir structure and why its just staring to do it now.

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    Sure. Try:
    attrib -S *.jpg /S
    or if that doesn't work
    help attrib
    and try a few things. I believe WMP sets the 'system' file attribute to true. Might also want to use '-H' to switch off the hidden file attribute for good measure.
    Good luck.

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    go to the root of your media and type
    attrib *.jpg -s -h /S
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    hey frodo, how can i change that command to include anything in the root, including the DIR and any files in there?

    thanks

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    attrib -R -S -H /S /D

    this fixes all the problems

    thanks guys

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