I'm ripping my CD collection to my PC hard drive, and periodically I back this up to an external HD. I do the back up manually by copy and pasting. When I'm done I check the overall folder sizes to check that they are the same and that I have not missed anything.
Look at the last modified date of the files.
I downloaded your "PC" file and copied it to my backup drive; there was no change in tags.
Do you have any shell extensions associated with your file explorer that might have done this; e.g. a "helper" like WMP Tag Plus that lets you view/edit extended tag information?
How exactly did you "manually by copy and pasting"?
You might be interested in FreeFileSync. It does this process for you and can be manually run as needed or set to sync in background.https://www.freefilesync.org/
Would there be any chance of downloading both of the files (PC and Back UP) and then comparing them for any other differences.
Also, is there a way I can see JUST what the ID3v1.1 tag is on a file, without any other tag info?
Perhaps genre has been saved as a ID3v1.1 tag AND a ID3v2.3, and that’s why the files were minimally different sizes.
It is something I have looked at before, and I admit I should totally be using a utility for such tasks.
You might be interested in FreeFileSync.
Quote from: Apesbrain on 04 May, 2017, 08:19:09 AMYou might be interested in FreeFileSync.Used to install adware and/or some registry "optimizer" on your computer. Have they quit doing so?