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Computer is not reading the Music Files

At home, my computer can read the music files .wma but when I plugged the usb at my work place, it only reads the folder but the 404 songs that I have in there can't be read. Why is that?

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Re: Computer is not reading the Music Files

Networked computers treat mp3 players like hostile antibodies - configured not to read wma's apparently

Posted on May 25, 2008

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