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9th May 2000, 04:53
Where do my .wav files go (I'm converting from MP3 to .wav to put on CD) if I forget to specify a directory? I can see space being used up on my hard drive but can't find the files. They are taking up alot of room and I want to delete them.
I think it is whatever Winamps current folder was at the time. Try this:
Are the files you converted there?
If not then go to "Start" (This is now part of Windows not Winamp)
Then "Files or Folders"
For Named put 01*.wav
"Containg Text" leave blank
Look in pick the one with the computer icon might be "My Computer" (might not even have computer icon if you have a theme installed)
Now click "Find Now"
It should show you where there are
9th May 2000, 05:17
If I press "L" I just get the directory where I was when I last listened (or made a .wave out of) to a song. I tried making a .wave to an unspecified directory after nothing came up the first time, it still took me back to where I was listening.
I tried the find file and NOTHING came up.
Any more ideas?
Okay let me explain to you what I did and see if it was what you did: I had a clean install of Winamp 2.62 I choose the "Nullsoft Diskwriter plugin" and then converted a file without specifing the directory for it to be created. Winamp did the conversion then I found the file. For me it was in C:\Mp3's (which was the folder I got if I pressed L, but it was not the folder that the orginial file was in, in my case).
How I found my file was by doing the search I mentioned above, the one thing I forgot to add is that be sure that the "Include Subfolders" is checked. The thing to search for is "01*.wav" without the quotes. The 01 is from Winamp's naming convention, the * is the wildcard character which should get and file name and the .wav is for the file type.
9th May 2000, 06:00
What do you mean by "clean install" of Winamp 2.62? I'm not sure I even have version 2.62.
I was specifying subfolders when I did the search. I did a test and converted an MP3 to a .wave WITH speficying the directory, did the search, and that file showed up. Is it possible that if you don't specify a dirctory it doesn't really go on your hard drive?
A clean install means that I got rid of Winamp that I had on my computer and installed a new copy (not an upgrade). What this does is set everything back to the default (my copy was getting cluttered so I just hosed it and started over). With version 2.62 (that is the newest) if you do not specify a directory when you press play to do the conversion a window pops up asking you to specify a directory, I pressed cancel and that is where the file was created. I think it is safe to assume in your case that it did not create the file since when you ran that search it did not show up, however the version I had did create a file even though I did not specify a directory.
Try searching for *.wav to find all WAV files on your hard drive.
9th May 2000, 19:50
Hopping you know now where your .wav are saved, can I just suggest something.
I read you convert .mp3 to .wav to burn it on an audio CD. Right? OK!
Then it exists now some very good softwares that converts and burns .mp3 directly to CD. This avoids any pre-conversion of the files.
Look for example at http://www.goldenhawk.com/cdrwin.htm
but there are also other softwares, of course.
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