A Guide on How to Recover Lost Music Files on Mac

Have you ever unintentionally deleted a song from your music library and you can’t find it anywhere? Losing a music file is something that can happen to anyone, many times by mistake or by some system failure, so don’t worry, there are different solutions to that problem. Here is a guide about how to recover lost music files on Mac, with or without the use of an external software that can help you.

Tutorial: how to recover lost music files on Mac

The Trash bin:

First of all, if you delete a music file from iTunes or from your Mac hard drive, that file goes to the trash bin, a place for all the (recently) deleted files. If you delete your file and go directly to the trash bin, you can find it there. Click on the trash bin icon to open the trash bin and search for your music file, then just drag it out of the trash bin to your desktop or any other folder on your hard drive. Keep in mind that this step only works if the music file was recently deleted, because the trash bin may start to remove your files forever. So, if you are searching for a file that was deleted long time ago, this method may not work for you.

Backup:

Another way to recover your files is the backup system that every Mac system has: the Time Machine. This method only works if you have an external hard drive or a Time Capsule, so, if you do not, skip this step. The Time Machine is the backup system that every Mac has, and if you backed up your system your music files are still in the Time Machine. Just open the Time Machine and search the directory where the music file was the day before deletion and you can find it just there.

Data Recovery Software:

The third method, if you do not have a backup system and the music file was already removed from the trash bin, you need to find a recovery software. You may ask, how to recover lost music files on Mac using a recovering software? It’s easier than how it sounds. You can use data recovery software such as Magoshare Data Recovery for Mac to recover deleted/lost music files on Mac.

Here are the steps to recover lost music files on Mac with Magoshare Data Recovery for Mac:

Step 1: Download and install Magoshare Data Recovery for Mac.

First of all, download and install Magoshare Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac computer. Then run it from Launchpad.

Step 2: Select the Mac hard drive to scan.

Where you lose your music files? Just select the hard drive or external device to start data recovery.

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Step 3: Scan the hard drive to find lost music files.

Click on “Scan” button. Magoshare Data Recovery for Mac will deeply scan the hard drive and find all deleted/lost music files on your Mac.

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Step 4: Preview and recover lost music files.

Once the scan is complete, you can preview and recover all lost music files.

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If you lose music files and empty the trash bin, you can run Magoshare Data Recovery for Mac to scan your hard drive to find all lost music files. Magoshare Data Recovery for Mac supports to recover all lost files from Mac hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, digital camera, etc.

Posted by Peter, 2018-03-19