How To Recover Lost Music

MP3 players and iPods are a popular way to listen to music these days. Many people have large collections of MP3 and other music files. If these music files have been ripped from CD then they represent a lot of time and work. If they have been purchased from music download sites then they are worth a lot of money. So it's a nasty moment when you realise those MP3 files have vanished.

You could simply try an undelete software, but you would risk failing to recover your music even though the MP3 files are there. Some uneraser programs (though not our Uneraser) are designed only to restore files that have been deleted. They exploit the fact that after a file is deleted, its entry remains in the folder (directory) listing. By marking the directory entry as not deleted, they restore the file.

But if too much time has elapsed since the file was deleted, the directory entry will have been reused and the uneraser can do nothing. If the folder was deleted, the entry will have completely disappeared. The uneraser will find nothing, even though your music files are still there.

DiskInternals Music Recovery has been designed specifically to recover music files. It can recover lost music from iPod, MP3 player, memory card, USB memory stick, hard drive and any other  kind of storage medium that can be used on a Windows PC. It is better than general undelete software because it is looking for specific types of file: MP3 files, WMA files and other music file types. It can detect that music files have been stored on a drive or player even when there is nothing else to indicate their presence. It also lets you play the files it finds using an internal media player, so that you can verify that they are fully recoverable before you save them.

DiskInternals Music Recovery is very easy to use. When you run the program, a Music Recovery Wizard starts. Just click "Next" and follow the instructions.

First, you select the disk to scan. "Disk" means any storage device, including your iPod or MP3 player.

Next, you wait while the disk is scanned to recover music files. This can take a while, and it also uses a lot of computer power. Your computer may not be very responsive while it is scanning, but it will display a count of the number of music files found.

When it has finished, you will see a list of files that can be recovered. Many of them will have generic names. This is because they have been recovered from a "deep search" of the drive, and there was no folder or directory entry for them, so the original filename was lost.

You can listen to a file by selecting it with the mouse and clicking the Play button. Some files may not play properly because the computer may have written to some of the disk space that the file originally used. If a music file can be played, then it can be recovered successfully by saving it to a new location.

You can recover lost music files with DiskInternals Music Recovery. Download Music Recovery now!