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How to Recover Deleted Music Files on Android

Nothing is more annoying, to music lovers at least when you find that one or more of your favorite songs is missing from your playlist. You check to see if it’s the player that is messing with you but no, the file is actually gone. This can happen for lots of reasons chief among them being accidental deletion. If you had a backup of all your music, then the solution is as easy as simply restoring the backup. But if you didn’t, you need an alternative.

In this article we are going to be looking at the best way to recover lost music files on your Android device. Let’s begin with where music files are stored on your device.

Part 1: Where is music saved on Android device?

Most people will either store music on their device’s storage or on an external SD card. The choice typically depends on where you want to store your music files as well as how many music files you have. If you have a large collection of music files, then it makes sense to store the files in an SD card. There should be a folder on both your device’s storage and the SD card that is labelled “Music.”

Part 2: How to recover deleted music files from Android

Like we mentioned in the introductory part of this article, unless you had a backup of your music files, you would need a recovery tool to help you get them back. There are so many data recovery tools in the market but by far the best is dr.fone - Android Data Recovery. This software is designed to recover lost data from Android device even if the device has been damaged in some way. Some of the features that make it the right choice for you include;

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How to use Dr Fone to recover your deleted music

Follow these very simple steps to use Dr Fone for Android to recover lost music from your Android device.

Step 1: begin by downloading and installing Wondershare Dr Fone for Android to your computer. Launch the program and then connect the device to your computer using USB cable.

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Step 2: If you hadn’t enabled USB debugging on your device, you will receive a request to do that now. If you had already done that, you can skip this step.

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Step 3: in the next window, select the file type you would like to recover. In this cases since we lost Music, we need to select Audio from the presented options.

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Step 4: Click “Start” and the program will begin an analysis and scan of your device.  You can decide to use the Standard Scanning mode, which is faster or the advanced mode.

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Step 5: allow Dr Fone some time to complete scanning your device. This process may take some time depending on the amount of data you have on your device. If there is a Super user authorization request on your device, tap “Allow” to continue.

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Step 6: Once the scan is complete, you should see the data that Dr Fone has found listed in the next window. Select the music files you had lost and want to recover and then click “Recover” to save them to your computer. You can then transfer these files to your device.

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If the deleted music was in your SD card, follow these very simple steps to recover the files. 

Step 1: Launch Dr Fone for Android and then connect your SD card to the computer using an SD car reader. 

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Step 2: The program should detect the SD card. Select it and then click "Next" to continue. 

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Step 3: Select a scanning mode. You can choose between the advanced and standard scanning mode and click "Next" to continue.

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Step 4: The program will begin scanning your SD card. Give it sometime.

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Step 5: Once the scan is complete, select the music files you would like to recover and then click on "Recover." 

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Just like that, you have all your missing music files back. 

Part 3: How to prevent music from deleting on your Android device

Sometimes your music files can disappear from your device out of no fault on your part. Maybe it was due to damage to your device or a software update that didn’t go according to plan. But there are ways that you can prevent data loss of any kind, not just music. The following are a few things you can do;

  • We know that you hear this a lot, but the best way to prevent data loss is to have a backup. Therefore it is very important that you regularly update your backups. It may not hurt to have a copy of your music library on your computer.
  • Before you undertake any software update or rooting procedure, backup all the data on your device, you never know what may happen.
  • As much as you can, avoid letting children play with your device. Many accidental deletion incidents are caused by children tapping the wrong option.
  • As important as backups are, they are never completely fool proof. But thanks to Dr Fone for Android, now you have a solution for those rare times when you lose music files that are not on any of your backups. 

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