Large chunk of my music is gone.

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by LoudRam, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. LoudRam

    LoudRam Senior Member

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    This is probably more of a rant then anything else because I know there isn't much anyone can do about it. I just lost over 80 songs. I don't know where they went. I was going to listen to them a little bit ago and my music player said that it couldn't play that type of file. What type? I've played them before and they are all mp3 files. I checked the files and they were all there on my sd card but I still couldn't get them to play. So I did a restart on my phone and when it came back up they were gone. No longer on my sd card. One music file wasn't affected. The one labeled /mp3. The music file labeled /music is empty. On top of that VZ Media manager has been trying to backup those files automatically for some time and last night I finally unchecked the sync button to stop it. But I found out that when you restart your phone those boxes get checked again automatically. What gives? I'm sure there is nothing that I can do about it but any advice is appreciated. It was all free music so there isn't any backup list to go to either.
     
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    Did you try accessing them from a pc? Is it possible that they are in another folder that was created by whatever app you used to download them.
    Sometimes, rather than search through the phone, I find It easier to plug the phone in to my computer as a disk drive and use window's search function by entering just one word of the file name of one of the songs, and then choosing "open file location", this will show me all of the songs in that folder.
    If this doesn't locate them, and they are truly missing, then at least you know someone read your rant.
     
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    Thanks for the idea. I'm going to try that when I get home. I'm at work right now. I have some of the songs at home on my computer but I don't remember which ones or how many. I know I have the ones I didn't lose at home on my computer...LOL Figures right? Again thanks for the idea.

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    I still don't know what happened to my music but I did have most of it still on my computer. Now it's backed up on dropbox. I should have done that from the beginning. Oh well, lesson learned. Who ever reads this, learn from my mistakes. Back up your files. Since I don't know what caused them to disappear in the first place I can't be sure that it wont happen again. But this time they are backed up. Are yours?

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