How Do I Recover FLAC Files On My Computer?

FLAC files are the compressed audio file formats that are created using the Free Lossless Audio Codec to compress audio files for maintaining a better audio quality compared to MP3 compression. Free Lossless Audio Codec is an open source audio compression format. If you want to play FLAC files, then you must install software or filter that supports FLAC file compression. Then only your computer will be able to read and play FLAC files in the same way it reads MP3 and other compressed audio formats. The digital audio compressed by FLAC algorithm can typically reduce to 50 – 60% of its original size and decompressed into an identical copy of the original audio data.

Though FLAC files are also one of the audio file compression formats, even they cannot also escape from similar type of file loss situations that are encountered with other audio file compression formats. But many people think that once this type of files gets deleted, then they can’t get them back. It’s not right; you can easily retrieve this type of compressed audio file formats by using any of the media file recovery that is available on market. Before knowing about this recovery software, it’s better to know other causes for file loss on your computer.

Some of the common causes for FLAC file loss are described below:

  • Unintentionally deleting your FLAC files that are stored in your PC by using “Shift + Delete” key combination
  • Your FLAC files may get deleted due to virus or other specious program that are present on you system
  • FLAC files might get lost while transferring it to other storage device by using “Cut-paste” method
  • If FLAC file header gets corruption, then your FLAC files might become inaccessible and leads to file deletion
  • Due to application malfunctioning your FLAC files may get lost

If you are any one of them who is suffering from same type of problems as mentioned above, then don’t panic. There are many media file recovery software that are capable of recovering your lost or deleted FLAC files from your Windows PC. This software can even recover other media files that are stored on your computer.

Best FLAC file recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery is one of the prominent recovery software used by most of the users to retrieve their deleted or lost FLAC files on Windows. This tool not only recovers deleted or lost FLAC files, but it also gets back other media file formats like music, pictures, videos, and digital RAW images that are stored on your computers storage device. This application uses block-by-block scan technology that doesn’t requires heavy amount of time for recovering the FLAC files from your system. This application is free from virus, malware and other specious program that are harmful to your computer. It is user friendly and can be easily used by both technical & non-technical users on Windows operating system.

How to recover FLAC files on Windows system:

  • 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 FLAC files from your computer
  • Otherwise, select “Lost Photo Recovery” option to recover lost FLAC files from your system
  • This application will scan the entire computer and displays all logical drives that are present in system
  • Choose the particular logical drive from which you need to retrieve your FLAC files and click on “Next” option
  • The software starts recovering FLAC files from your computer and displays the retrieved FLAC files in two different views i.e., “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview your FLAC files by using “Preview” option and save them to your preferred location on your Windows PC (don’t save the recovered FLAC files into the same drive from which drive you are trying to retrieving it)


  • Use best file conversion software for converting your FLAC file to other system readable file format
  • Regularly take backup of your FLAC audio files on other reliable storage device
  • By renaming your FLAC file format to MP3 or other file format it becomes unusable