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How to reverse a .txt file to .wma file?

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I had a .wma file and had to change the name to a .txt to upload. Now I need to capture the file anew and change it back to .wma so I can listen to it. I do not have the original recording, only the file from the EE question below.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Components/Q_28265615.html
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I have done exactly what you said above and the file is now a wma.
But, Windows Media Player won't open it.

The engine noise was not heard last Sunday when two people wanted to hear it. Two people who know cars. They think it was a lifter and there may have been dirt, etc. and the problem corrected itself.
I wanted to get the audio file back and send it to them since they can open .wma files.
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I have Windows Vista and on another EE question uploaded "a different" .wma file by changing it to a .txt file. Then the experts changed it back to .wma to hear it.

It's posted on the automotive question and I have been unsuccessful in getting it off EE, onto my system and getting the file opened. I used Explorer, "unhide" file types, etc. and it was changed to a .wma file but won't open.
Give me a few minutes and I will see what I can do with that file.
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Hi Nick,
I just downloaded <tttttt.txt> from the previous question, renamed it to <tttttt.wma>, and it plays fine in several media players, including WMP. My guess is that you're not getting the extension to be WMA when you rename it. You should be able to follow my instructions in the previous question to do the renaming, but if not, I've upload it to EE-Stuff, which allows WMA files. Go to this site:

http://www.ee-stuff.com/

Log in with your EE username and password. Then click on the link below to download <tttttt.wma>:

https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/ee-stuff/8323-tttttt.wma

Regards, Joe
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Joe,

That is not the file I need.
I need this file you see in my question here:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Components/Q_28265615.html

It's name there is 2untitled.txt.

I've copied that to my desktop, changed it to a .wma and it won't open.
Joe,
I've been an EE user for years, but have started answering questions recently.  Can any EE member use ee_stuff.com?

Thanks,
LVBarnes
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Nope that is not the right file. That file was an audio sound coming from my computer speakers.
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The audio file I need is on the automotive question.
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EE-Stuff is nice if it is something new. If it's been there, I never knew it existed.
Members should have some way to communicate with other members. E-mail and direct messages are not it so EE-Stuff is a good idea.
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Nick,
I see that you haven't downloaded <2Untitled.txt> from EE-Stuff yet:
https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/ee-stuff/8324-2Untitled.wma

Are you having a problem accessing it?
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Hi Darr247,
It appears that Nick has some problems with renaming files. He has tried to do renames from TXT file types that were really WMA file types, same as your ZIP file is really a WMA file. For whatever reason, the renames aren't working for him, so I took a different approach of uploading the WMA, with file type intact, to EE-Stuff, so he won't have to do a rename (whether the rename is from TXT or ZIP or any other file type that EE uploading allows). Regards, Joe
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Joe, I just downloaded the file. It plays fine but the volume is too low for me to barely, very barely hear the clicking noise.

My speakers are max volume as well as max volume on Windows Media Player.

I assume not sure, that you or others who have listened to it barely hear anything (?)
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Got it and VLC plays it a bit louder, loud enough for someone to hear it.

The clicking has stopped, and I'll let these two local guys put their ears to it the next time it starts back, if it does.
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LVBarnes was correct on how to change the file name after the (.)

Joe was the first to post a link for me to be able to download the file and open it which was the question.
I was unable to get it open after using my Explorer to change the file from txt to wma.

Windows MP the volume is too low and VLC the sound can be heard.
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I'm using headphones with volume control. I maxed out the volume on the PC and on the headphones, and I can hear the clicking sound reasonably well, but it is faint.  You may want to try some audio boost software, although I don't know what to recommend, as I don't use any. If you can record again, increase the recording level to the max...that should help on the playback. Regards, Joe
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Nick,
Glad to hear that VLC did the trick for you. That's what I used, too, as well as WMP and Total Recorder.

In terms of renaming files, I had explained that in one of your previous questions here:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Components/Q_28124671.html#a39158503

Regards, Joe
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