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andy-hughes | 13:22 Fri 21st Feb 2020 | Technology
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When I convert MP3's on my desktop, the drop into an MP3 file in my File Directory.

I have just done some coverts, and looked for the 'MP3' file to find them, and it's gone - any idea how I can get pit back please?

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May be in another folder but you could always check the Recycle bin just in case you deleted the files accidentally
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Thanks FF - but they have always gone into the File labelled 'MP3' and now that file is not visible.

I have not deleted it, and it's not in Recycle.
search for *.mp3 and that should find them - then you can redo the desktop link
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CAC - the problem with that is, it finds every single MP3 anywhere on the system - I just want the ones I have just converted, which, as I said, used to drop into a file marked MP3 - but now it's not there anymore, hence my request to see if anyone knows where it is.
well if the folder is not there any more, they must have gone to a different folder. So if you do as CaC suggested, then sort the results by date, you'll be able to look at the location of the most recent ones to see where they went.
Or just look down the list until you see one you remember converting (or do a search based on a key word such as Cardi B (only joking)) and then look where it's location is
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CAC - // search for *.mp3 and that should find them - then you can redo the desktop link //

When I put *.mp3 is my Search, all it does is send me links to web explanations of what an MP3 is, there is nothing to point me at the MP3's on my PC.

I have looked in my Media Player files, they are not there either - getting annoyed now!!!

Any help gratefully received!

Thanks.
A Windows File Explorer search (from the search box at the bottom left of your screen if you're using Windows 10 or from the search box that appears when you click the Start button in earlier versions of Windows) for *.mp3 should, indeed, find all MP3 files on your computer. (You appear to be using a web search, rather than a Windows File Explorer one).
Which software are you using to 'convert' MP3 files? (It should be possible to change the directory that it sends files to).
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Buenchico - // You appear to be using a web search, rather than a Windows File Explorer one //

I do indeed - but I don't know how to make it search within the PC, rather than simply direct me to the internet - is there a way to do that please?
As Chris says above

//A Windows File Explorer search (from the search box at the bottom left of your screen if you're using Windows 10 or from the search box that appears when you click the Start button in earlier versions of Windows) for *.mp3 should, indeed, find all MP3 files on your computer. //
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Mamya - // As Chris says above

//A Windows File Explorer search (from the search box at the bottom left of your screen if you're using Windows 10 or from the search box that appears when you click the Start button in earlier versions of Windows) for *.mp3 should, indeed, find all MP3 files on your computer. //

I understand that - but it doesn't! I don't know why, it used to, it doesn't any more.
Instead of *.exe, try using type:=.mp3 or kind:music as your search term.

This might also be relevant:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/file-explorer-searches-the-internet-and-not-my-pc/3103af6f-aa22-4f0b-9415-028d1acabf84
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Hi Chris - Success!

Typing the '=.mp3 brought up the file with just my conversions in it, which was what I was after.

Is there a way of identifying this file, and adding a link to my directory so I can go straight to it in future?

Many thanks for your patience!

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I'm struggling a bit here because I'm using Windows 7 (and I assume that you're using Windows 10), so what I see and what you see might not be the same.

However I've just tried a search to find all MP3 files on my computer and then right-clicked on a random file that was found. That gave me the option to 'Open file location'. Choosing that resulted in me seeing a window with the file path displayed in the address bar at the top.
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Hi Chris,

For reasons best known to its own sweet self, my PC has now decided to continue putting my conversions into my MP3 file which it did before.

Maybe my constant swearing at it, combined with threats of a rapid window / back garden interface was listened to after all!!

Thanks again for your help.

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