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Hello, composers and arrangers! smile

here is a question that relates to a simple curiosity from me:

A few minutes ago, I was suddenly scared when I saw that all my songs, all of them,

no longer had their usual name: Each title did begin with ._

For example, "Afternoon in Paris" appeared as "._Afternoon in Paris"...

And it was impossible to listen to the tunes, each and every one of them being empty

with the exception of the default C chord, appearing in the

beginning of each tune in Biab, and nothing more! Oh boy, That was scary!!!



Fortunately, slightly after, I found the real files at the end of the list,

and I could hear them again! What a relief, they are still there!


Now, it stays true that this is the first time I see something like that. It never happd before...


So the question is: What is the meaning of this??? What did cause that?

Honestly, this is not a real problem since I saw that the tunes are still in my folder, but I really would like to understand!


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Presumably you are running Mac, no?

._ files are created automatically by Mac OS X and contain metadata related to the accompanying file that was placed there by programs in the Mac.

Have a look at this article which may be helpful to understand.


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Hello AudioTrack!

well seen! Even if I'm running a PC, it stays true that I use a simple USB-key to bring my songs

from the Mac I was running before, that's why it happens!


Since I'm on a PC, I think I can now simply remove these "._" files!


Thank you for for enlightening me on this point! That was a panic! :-D

Have a nice day!

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Alceste (now not "._ Alceste"),

This is a good outcome for you. Thank you for advising of your success.

Please consider to open your original post and mark it as 'Resolved' (there will be a button for that).
This can assist others in the future.


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