How to Retrieve WMA Files?

“Does anyone know how to perform WMA file recovery? I have about 300 songs in my Windows computer that are in .wma file format. Today’s morning, accidentally I deleted a folder that was containing all WMA files and some other songs. I tried to get them back from Recycle Bin, but it was empty; now what should I do to recover them?”.

Don’t panic! You have a pretty chance to retrieve your Windows Media Audio files unless the storage location on computer hard drive on which files are saved has been overwritten. Although you are not able to view your WMA files on computer after they are deleted but in real, nothing is deleted. All you need to get WMA files back is to employ an efficient media file recovery application. Prior to perform WMA file recovery operation, you can walk through the reasons which are accused for missing or deleted audio files from Windows Media Player. It will be very helpful for you to avoid data loss in future while playing or managing media files on Windows system:

  • Formatting the partition or drive in which you have installed Windows Media Player can cause loss of WMA files
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin immediately after the WMA file is deleted from the Windows Media Player results in removal of WMA file
  • Viruses and malwares are very clever destructive program which have strong tendency to delete or make WMA file inaccessible on Windows computer
  • You may lose WMA files after running third party applications such as Disk Cleanup Defragmenter etc
  • If you delete user account in your Windows computer, it may leads to the deletion of Windows Media Player’s files also

Which is the best WMA file recovery software?

Yodot Photo Recovery tool allows you to rescue Windows Media Player files in a very safe and secure way on Windows system. Along with WMA files, this utility helps Windows users to restore kinds of audio and video files such as MP3, WMA, MIDI, AMR, MP4, AVI, FLV, MOV, M4V, WAV, RM etc. with the aid of this powerful app, you get option to retrieve WMA files from USB hard disk drives, flash memory cards, pen drives, FireWire Devices, iPods, memory sticks and from other storage devices. This software supports WMA file recovery from FAT16, FAT32, ReFS, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT Windows hard drive partitions. It has strong capability to perform media files recovery from various storage media players installed with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 operating systems.

Guidelines to rescue WMA file easily!

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery utility on your Windows computer and complete installation procedure
  • Launch the software and follow guidelines given on the main window
  • From the main window, go with the “Deleted Photo Recovery” option to get back deleted WMA files or select “Lost Photo Recovery” option to restore missing WMA files
  • As you done with recovery mode selection step software scans the system and displays all drives present in the Windows system
  • Select the drive or partition from which you want to rescue WMA files and click on “Next” option to proceed
  • Now the utility scans the selected drive/partition for lost and deleted files and displays them
  • Toggle between “Data View” and “File Type view” option to go through restored files
  • At last, browse for desired destination location to save your retrieved WMA files on system. Users are suggested to do not save restored WMA files on the same drive from where files have been recovered

Points to Consider!

  • Keep your Windows system secure from viruses and other external threats with an effective anti-virus application
  • Do not shut down you system suddenly when playing WMA file on Window Media Player
  • Save your favorite WMA files on any external storage drive for back up

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