Have you ever deleted or lost some audio files that are extremely meaningful to you from your iPods and mobile phones, from MP3/MP4 players,s or from any other storage devices like SD Cards, or external hard drives? Have you ever tried your best to find a way to recover lost audio files on Mac? This article comes to offer you a complete solution for audio file recovery on Mac.
Factors caused audio file loss
More and more users prefer to enjoy music or record important information in voice instead of typing words on computers or mobile phones. However, data loss is a common phenomenon in our daily life. And your precious audio files can be easily lost due to various factors as below:
- Accidentally delete audio files on your iPod, MP3, or MP4 player.
- The hard drive was damaged when copying audio files from the memory card to Mac.
- All audio files on your storage devices like memory cards and hard drives are gone because of formatting.
- Audio files are lost when transferring from a memory card to Mac.
- Move out the memory card when your device is still working.
- Delete audio files permanently on your Mac.
When audio files are deleted, formatted, or lost, it’s impossible for you to access and play them. However, the binary information of lost audio will still exist on the original device or hard disk unless new data overwrite them. This means that the lost audio files are recoverable if you perform audio recovery in time. So it is important NOT to use your device until you find a solution. Keeping that simple rule in mind will increase the recovery probability of your lost file.
The best audio file recovery software
If you are on your own way to recover deleted audio files on Mac, you may wonder how. That’s why MacDeed Data Recovery comes in. MacDeed Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software perfectly designed for Mac users to recover their lost data including audio files from hard drives or external storage devices.
Features of MacDeed Data Recovery:
- Recover audio files due to format, loss, deletion, and inaccessibility
- Recover audio files from Macs, iPods, external hard drives, USB drives, and other storage devices like memory cards, MP3/MP4 players, and mobile phones (except iPhone)
- Recover various audio file formats like mp3, Ogg, FLAC, 1cd, aif, ape, itu, shn, rns, ra, all, caf, au, ds2, DSS, mid, sib, mus, xm, wv, rx2, ptf, it, xfs, amr, gpx, vdj, tg, etc in their original quality
- Also allow you to recover photos, videos, documents, archives, packages, etc on Mac
- Only read and recover data, no leaking, modifying, or things like that
- 100% safe and easiest data recovery
- Preview files before recovery
- Quickly search files with keyword, file size, date created, date modified
- Recover files to a local drive or to the cloud
It is very easy to use and requires no professional skill or data recovery experience. You can download the free trial of MacDeed Data Recovery and follow detailed steps to recover audio files from any storage device on Mac.
Steps to recover lost audio files from devices on Mac
Step 1. Connect your external devices like an external hard drive, memory card, and MP3 player to your Mac.
Step 2. Go to Disk Data Recovery, and choose the location where your audio files are stored.
Step 3. Click “Scan” to go through the process. Go to All Files>Audio, double click on the audio file to listen to it.
Step 4. Select those audio files you want to retrieve and click “Recover” to selectively get them back on your Mac.
Always enable Time Machine and backup them on external devices. In case your Mac gets stolen, you’ll be able to restore your whole data on a new one. And the most secure method is to back up on the cloud regularly. No matter what happens to your device, or if you lose backup devices you can still have access to your data.
Extended information about audio file formats
An audio file format is a file format for storing digital audio data on a computer system. There are many formats of audio and codecs, but they can be divided into three basic groups:
Uncompressed audio formats: WAV, AIFF, AU, or raw header-less PCM, etc
Formats with lossless compression: require more processing for the same time recorded, but would be more efficient in terms of disk space used, and include FLAC, Monkey’s Audio (filename extension .ape), WavPack (filename extension .wv), TTA, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, ALAC (filename extension .m4a), MPEG-4 SLS, MPEG-4 ALS, MPEG-4 DST, Windows Media Audio Lossless (WMA Lossless), and Shorten (SHN).
Formats with lossy compression: are the most used audio formats in today’s computers and other multimedia equipment and include Opus, MP3, Vorbis, Musepack, AAC, ATRAC and Windows Media Audio Lossy (WMA lossy), etc