How to Recover Deleted MP3 Files from Memory Card?

“I am using 4GB SanDisk memory card on my Samsung Galaxy phone for storing my favorite MP3 songs, videos, images, themes and other default phone .apk files on it. I had massive collection of MP3 songs on my phone memory card, which contained albums of my favorite singers. When I was deleting the other unwanted songs, I accidentally deleted the entire album from my memory card. Now I don’t know what to do and how to get back my favorite MP3 songs from memory card. If any of you are familiar with such kind of situation and know how to retrieve the .MP3 files, then please guide me the right way for recovering deleted files from memory card.”

MP3 is the common audio format used for transfer and playback of music on most digital audio players, iPods, cell phones, computers etc. Now-a-days most of the music lovers like to store their favorite albums in music player application instead of maintaining physical copies in storage devices. Since this MP3 files are most widely used music file format, these files may be deleted or lost due to human faults or logical error.

The most common causes for loss of MP3 files on memory cards are listed below:

  • Unintentionally deleting the MP3 files on phone memory card will make you lose files forever
  • Formatting the memory card without taking backup of favorite MP3 files
  • MP3 files will be lost while transferring from memory card to computer or vice-versa
  • Software or hardware malfunction, may cause all your MP3 files inaccessible on memory card
  • The virus attack on memory card may make all music/audio files hidden or deleted
  • Corruption of memory card will wipe out all the MP3 files that are stored in it

The advent of MP3 format revolutionized the music world or digital audio industry. An MP3 file is a compressed form of digital audio with some loss in quality of music which is generally ignored by the human ears. Since the MP3 files are having so many uses and they can be shared over internet. However, there are some situations where you may lose MP3 files on memory cards. If you came across any of the above mentioned problems with your MP3 files on memory card, then don’t panic. You can retrieve all MP3 files from memory card by using memory card file recovery software.

Best MP3 file recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is one of the best MP3 recovery software which is used by most of the users for retrieving their files from memory card. This tool not only recovers MP3 files, but it also retrieves music file format like MIDI, MP4, M4B, WMV, AIFF, AIF, RA, AMR, M4A, WAV etc. This application also restores photos, videos and other file types from memory card and other storage devices like thumb drives, external hard drives, laptops, flash drives, etc. Yodot Photo Recovery utility will recover MP3 files that gets deleted or formatted from memory card and even retrieves photos, documents, videos and other files from various brands of memory card on Windows PC/laptop.

Steps to get back files from SanDisk memory card

  • Connect your memory card to the system by using card reader
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery application to your Windows OS computer
  • Launch the software to start recovery process and follow the recovery procedure on screen
  • In main screen you will find two options i.e.,“Delete Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select “Delete Photo Recovery” option to retrieve deleted MP3 files from memory card
  • Otherwise, select “Lost Photo Recovery” option to recover lost MP3 files from memory card
  • This application will scan the entire computer and displays all logical drives that are present in system, including external logical drives that are connected to the computer
  • Choose the particular logical drive from which you need to retrieve your MP3 files and click on “Next” option
  • The software starts recovering MP3 files from memory card and displays the retrieved files in two different views i.e.,“Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview your MP3 songs by using “Preview” option and save the retrieved files into your desired location (don’t save the recovered file into the same location from where you are retrieving it)

Suggestions:

  • Have a regular backup of MP3 files, so that you can restore after file loss
  • Check once or twice before deleting the unwanted files from memory card, so that you can avoid accidental deletion of MP3 files
  • By adding more files, when your memory card is full will make you lose files on memory card