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I'm new to Ubuntu and have used Windows all my life so I don't really know what is normal and what is not.

When I put my music on a flash drive to copy over to Ubuntu from Windows, a huge number of .jpg images come with them but you can only see them in Ubuntu. I was wondering if those where like my album pictures that are on the music, or is it safe to delete them?

They are really bothering me but since I don't know how things work outside of Windows I don't know what's safe and what's not. I would really like to delete them, but not if it means removing my cover art from my music.

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If it is album art, they can be deleted. Can you upload an image, and add the URL just to be certain? – Mitch Aug 12 '12 at 17:07
I wouldn't know how to do that, and I can't look at them to see what they are because they just wont open in any image viewer. Like say I click them or tell them to open somewhere, nothing happens. – Joseph_carp Aug 12 '12 at 17:12
are you sure they are .jpg files then, if nothing will open them? – Rory Alsop Aug 12 '12 at 17:13
That's what they extension says. – Joseph_carp Aug 12 '12 at 17:14
Can you upload an screen shot somewhere? – Mitch Aug 12 '12 at 17:14
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I would suggest to first move the files to some other location and observe if something is unusable. If nothing notable happens for quite a time, you can delete them permanently. Otherwise just restore the files.

Although, this approach is not always good, it works sometimes.

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