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i went to listen to some older music on my external hard drive and now for some reason about half of my music folders cant be opened and when i double click on it it says the "movie cannot be opened an A/O error occurred" this sucks because its about half of my mp3 collection that is like that now. any ideas or suggestions would be helpful.

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Some questions to get more information on the problem:
1. Is that A/O or I/O error?
2. What are those dark rectangle images?
3. What do those final letters, eg. FNT, RNS, SAW mean? Please post Get Info shots of a couple of the files - not the folders - that won't open.
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its an I/O error

the dark rectangles used to be folders, but now they cant be opened cause the computer thinks theyre video files. thats the problem

the letters at the end dont mean anything, theyre just taggings as to who ripped the audio.



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This Apple - Support - Discussions - files changing to unix executable files ... may be of help to you. Try changing a file extension (suffix) to .mp3 to see if it restores it to audio.

Otherwise you may need to go through the FileUtils process outlined in the Apple thread discussion. I believe there's a Terminal command line you can use, but I've never tried it.
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i cant change it to .mp3 its a folder. not a single mp3 file. i got FileUtilsCM and it still wont let me change any of them. gonna try and hook up my HDD to a pc hopefully tomorrow or weds and see if the pc reads them as folders. otherwise i dont know, i guess i lost half of my music.
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