Old 2nd January 2015, 02:09   #1
Thomack
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Recover corrupted playlist

Hi Everybody!

On the wonderful first day of this year I tried to open up my favorit music player (WinAmp and it kept on crashing... So I back-up my default playlist, andre-installed Winamp. The newly installed version was running fine, but when I loaded back my previous playlist, I found out, that the last ~1000 tracks are missing!?!

So i opened it up in a txt reader and i found very strange characters, instead of the regular lines.

Example taken from the current list:

#EXTINF:293,Fred V & Grafix - Denmark Road
I:\Mp3\Drum & Bass\fred_v_and_grafix-denmark_road.mp3
#EXTINF:253,Metrik - Out of the Fire
I:\Mp3 MV€—_Oé˙)ΩI‡">5ß\yő7˛učé*Ż7aľ,ŇĆš`t¤GŔě Fłż™JRŻB Źg9?ýP/kÚ´Ţ/ŹűűĽZS?ßm€ŕń :#2ŘAcűqŽXň@Ŕ„

So, how can I decode, or recover the missing part of my playlist?

Did anyone encountered such a bug?

Thank you for your kind help in advance!
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Old 2nd January 2015, 11:27   #2
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unless you've got backups of the playlists there's nothing that can be done other than to manually re-build the playlists since they've been corrupted and what you've posted cannot be converted back to anything sensible.
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