Now that everyone has upgraded to 5.13, Secunia has advised us to upgrade to 5.2
Originally posted by SecuniaDescription: Two weaknesses and a vulnerability have been reported in Winamp, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or potentially compromise a user's system. --SNIP-- Solution: Update to version 5.2.
"The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents." - Nathaniel Borenstein
Thanks very much to the both of you. You have put my mind at ease that I will probably be able to recover my data regardless of the problem. I'll let you know what the actual problem was when I find out.