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Warning "The file you are copying has extra information attached

Sometimes when I transfer MP3's in XP, I get the following message:

"The file you are copying `[filename]' has extra information attached to it that may be lost..."

What information is going to be lost?
Do I need this info? How does it get attached?

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Most likely this isn't anything to get worried about.

What it's most likely referring to is any kind of windows tagging that has happened to the MP3 (band name, album name, albut art, etc..) and usually when you transfer JUST the MP3 this is windows little way of letting you know that this stuff won't get transferred with it.

Windows Media Player and ITunes both will add extra stuff to the MP3 so if you then take that MP3 and burn it to a CD you are burning JUST the music file and not all the added tags.

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