I did search but couldn’t find the answer to my question. I was going to show my daughter how to convert some wav files from audio CDs to MP3 files for my MP3 player. The CD she gave me only showed CDA files at 1 KB each. I figured it was some type of a shortcut or pointer to the actual audio file (which is the part of the answer I was able to find), but couldn’t get the Creative software to reformat to MP3. I then tried a couple of my CDs which I had used last summer to put music on the MP3 player. They now also show CDA files rather than the wav files that I converted a few months ago. One of the posts I found while searching mentioned that Musicmatch (which I have) will work to rip to MP3, so I’ll have to try that. My big question is why do the CDs which used to present me with wav files (when viewed in windows explorer) now show me CDA files and no longer work like they used to? By the way, I tried this on two computers with the same results.