How to copy a file when the Audio CD shows a 0 KB or 1 KB shortcut

If you have an old Audio CD, but you cannot copy files from your CD to your PC because the audio CD is showing a 1 KB shortcuts only, then you can follow this tutorial to get the job done. You do not need to use any third-party software since Windows already has the essential tool to extract audio from a CD.

Copy file when audio CD showing 1 KB shortcut

If you are trying to copy all the original files from a CD to your computer, you cannot do that since it can show a 1 KB shortcut for each file. You can play the audio when the CD is inserted, but you cannot copy them directly.

How to copy a file when the Audio CD shows a 1 KB shortcut

To copy files when audio CD is showing 1 KB shortcut, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Insert CD and open Windows Media Player
  2. Select the audio and use Rip CD option
  3. Find the audio file in the Music folder.

To get started, you need to insert the audio CD into your computer. When your computer has detected the CD, you need to open Windows Media Player. In the Windows Media Player, you have to select the audio CD from your left-hand side. Now you can find all the music on your screen.

Now you need to go to Rip settings > Format and select MP3.

Also, you can tweak the audio quality. For that, navigate to Rip settings > Audio Quality and choose something accordingly.

After that, if you have to select all the files that you want to export. For that, make a tick in the respective checkbox. After completing this step, click the Rip CD button.

Audio CD shows a 1 KB shortcut

It should show a progress bar. If Ripped to library appears as the Rip status, you have to open the Music Library folder. This is the default location when Windows Media Player saves the ripped files, and you can find your data in this folder if you didn’t change it earlier.

That’s all! I hope this simple tutorial will be helpful for you.

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