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Re: Wav not being read by pc

Postby The Nerd » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:58 pm

Just upload your file again. Maybe this time on a Google Drive folder & see if the same same issue occurs or not. Hopefully the issue won't be there.
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Re: Wav not being read by pc

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:18 pm

Do any of the filenames have a double quote ( " ) in them? Windows doesn't like this, but Macs don't have a problem with it. If there are any, and you replace them with single quotes on the Mac before creating the ZIP file then this could well solve the problem. I believe 7-Zip has a rename function you can use to handle this as well (though it's been a while since I used it).

Failing that, it may be down to filesystem metadata. When you transfer files between Mac and Windows, the file on disk may end up with no valid owner. In such cases, sometimes resetting the security permissions can resolve the issue.

Right click the file, select 'Properties', then access the 'Security' tab. Hit the 'Edit' button and use the resulting dialogue box to make sure that the file permissions are sensible. If in doubt then go for 'Everyone, Full Access'. No guarantees this will work but it does solve quite a few filesystem related issues, so it's worth a go.

Also, there are limits on filename lengths. A good rule of thumb is to ensure that all files in the archive have a path + filename of less than 256 characters in total.
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Re: Wav not being read by pc

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:11 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:Do any of the filenames have a double quote ( " ) in them? Windows doesn't like this, but Macs don't have a problem with it.

Also possibly related :-)

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