How to Recover M4A Files?

M4A and MP3 are the most commonly known audio file formats, but MP3 is preferred mostly because these files can be open in any of the playback devices. Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is encoded with some of the audio files and these type of audio files having an extension like M4A (MPEG4 Audio). The advantage of M4A over MP3 is better quality and smaller size. For opening the M4A files, Windows Media Player is commonly used. The MPEG4 technology with lossy compression methods are used behind the creation of M4A files. The M4A files are unprotected hence the chance for the loss of these files are probably high and also it is not an easy work to get back the deleted or lost M4A files. Do you know how to recover M4A files in Windows and Mac OS? This MP3 Recovery Software will help you to recover music files after system restore, as well as all deleted and lost M4A files.

In what all situations you may lose your M4A file???

Accidental Deletion of the M4A File: The deletion of the M4A file may happen while transferring the M4A file from one device to another or pressing on the Delete All button and also after emptying Recycle Bin.

Formatted Memory Card or Hard Drives: Generally while formatting a memory card or any other devices, the data stored inside your device will get deleted fully. Sometimes you might not be able to access your memory card and shows some error messages also. In such time, you have to format your memory card which erases all your files. If you have your precious M4A files in hard drive or memory card that has been formatted then you may end up in loss of M4A files.

Pulling Out the Memory Card Accidently: Use “Safely Remove Hardware” mode to remove a memory card from the devices, else it may lead to data loss.  If you remove your memory card while copying files then you might lose your M4A files stored on the memory card or any other external storage device.

Antivirus Tool: Suppose if your antivirus tool is not updated then it would have cause loss of files like M4A files. M4A files are unprotected so the third party tools may affect it easily.

To solve all these above mentioned problems, experts advise you to use a MP3 Recovery Tool as it guides you how to recover M4A files with ease. This M4A file recovery software also has the ability to recover files after format of various storage devices like memory cards, hard drives, external hard drives etc.

Noticeable features are:

  • The fastest scanning process help you to find and restore M4A files.
  • M4A file deleted by Shift+Delete can also be recovered easily.
  • Can retrieve M4A files from formatted partitions.
  • Recover M4A files from flash memory cards, usb external drives and hard drives.
  • It is possible to restore M4A file after re-installation of Windows OS.
  • In addition to M4A file recovery, this tool also capable to perform AAC file recovery, and also to recover other music files like MP3, AIF, WAV, etc.
  • Possible to save the recovered M4A in any of the internal or external memory location instead of the same memory location.

Steps to recover M4A files:

Step 1: Download and install the free demo version of the MP3 file recovery software in your system. Click on the “Recover Photos” option as shown in Fig 1 to perform M4A file recovery.

Recover M4A Files - Welcome Screen

Figure 1 : Welcome Screen

Step 2: In the next window, you can see two options like “Recover Deleted Photos” and “Recover Lost Photos”. Click any of the options as shown in Fig 2

tRecover M4A Files - Select Appropriate Recovery Mode

Figure 2 : Select Appropriate Recovery Mode

Step 3: Select the drive properly based on where you stored your M4A file as shown in Fig 3 . Then it will scan the hard drive to find and get back M4A files. Once it is done, it will show all the recovered files.

Recover M4A Files - Select Drive

Figure 3 : Select Drive.

Step 4: Here you can view the files in two modes. One is "Data View" and the other one is "File Type view" as in Fig 4

Recover M4A Files - Preview Recovered M4A Files

Figure 4 : Preview Recovered M4A Files


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