M4A File Recovery – Retrieve Deleted M4A Audio Files on Windows/Mac

By | July 19, 2016


How to Restore Deleted, Lost, Erased, Missing M4A files from memory card, hard drive, mobile devices, etc!!!

Summary – Have you accidentally lost or deleted your M4A audio files from your mobile phones and tablets, memory card, hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive or from any other media storage devices then you can easily Retrieve Deleted M4A Audio Files with the help of Audio Recovery Tool.

With the use of this recovery tool, one can:

  • Easily rescue deleted, formatted, lost, missing M4A audio files
  • Beside M4A files the software also restores various other audio files such as FLAC, MP3, AAC, AC3, OGG, etc and various kind of photos and video files
  • Restore M4A files deleted or lost due to accidental deletion, formatting, virus infection, etc
  • Restore M4A audio and other media files from memory cards, hard drive, pen drive, USB drive, digital camera and other media storage devices
  • The recovery software is compatible on both Windows and Mac OS
  • 100% risk free, read only program & easy to use

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Let us take real example:

Please Help!!! I have lost all of my M4A audio files while I was transferring them from my computer to external drive for backup and suddenly my computer got shutdown due to power cut. So, is there any solution that can help me to recover my lost, deleted M4A files?

Yes of course you can get back deleted or lost M4A audio files with the help of Audio Recovery Tool in just few simple steps. M4A file is an audio file format also known as Apple Lossless Encoder is just similar like MP4 files. The only difference between them is that M4A files does not contain any video inside. This audio file format is very popular and it is used in Windows and Mac computer and various music players. But users encounter M4A files loss due various reasons. Some of the common reasons are mentioned below.

Reasons for the loss/Deletion of  M4A Audio Files

There are several reasons through which user lose their important M4A audio files from several data storage devices such as memory cards, hard drive, portable hard drive, etc. Below find out some of the reasons mentioned below:

  • Accidental Deletion – While deleting unwanted files which are not important and by mistakenly you deleted the important M4A audio files and this may happen frequently and this may result in data loss. Also, if you delete user account in your Windows computer, even then also you will encounter M4A file loss.
  •  Abrupt Removal – While M4A files is being transferred and in between if there is any interruption or ejection of the device then eventually it can lead to file deletion from the device.
  • Formatting – Data loss situation may appear when there is formatting of memory card is done. By selecting the option “format” when the device is connected to computer also clean the device and the entire data gets deleted, including your M4A files.
  • Virus/Malware Infection – If once the virus enters into the data storage devices in which you have stored the M4A audio files, then it’s obvious that it will affect the entire data present on it, including M4A files. Normally it happens when any external infected device is connected to computer system.
  • Other Reasons – Even using the storage device when it is full or receiving error in the file system conversion can also result in loss of audio files and other files.

3 solutions to Recover Deleted/Lost M4A Audio Files

Below you can find three solutions that can help you to restore lost/deleted M4A audio file:

Solution 1: From Backup files

Some users have habit of keeping backup of files. So check, if you have any backup files of your M4A audio files.

Solution 2: Restore From Recycle Bin

If you have deleted M4A files on your system, then the deleted files goes to recycle bin. Check recycle bin, may be .M4A audio files are still lying there.

Solution 3: M4A Audio file recovery Software

The most recommended and successful software for recovering lost or deleted M4A Audio files is to use Audio Recovery (Windows/Mac), which is perfect M4A file recovery software. Beside M4A files, this tool also allow user to retrieve other audio files (MP3, AMR, MIDI, WAV, etc) as well photos (JPEG, RAW, PNG, GIF, etc) and video files (MP4, AVI, DIVX, MOV, etc).

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With the help of this M4A audio file recovery software, one can get back formatted, corrupted, deleted M4A files and other digital media files from memory cards, hard drive, portable hard drive and other media storage devices. It has the capability to retrieve files from FAT32, FAT16, ReFS, NTFS5, NTFS and ExFAT Windows hard drive partitions.

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Steps to retrieve lost/deleted  M4A Files

Step 1 – Install "Photo Recovery" software and launch it on your computer. Click on "Recover Photo, Audio & Video" tab to recover photos, videos and audio files from any SD card, external USB drive or computer hard drive. Connect the media to your computer and then perform the process.

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Step 2 – Select the drive from which you want to recover files. All the hard drive and external media will be shown in the list. Now select the desired drive to scan and then click on "Scan" button.

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Step 3 – Once you click on "Scan" button the software will show that scanning is in progress. The software will search for all multimedia files from your selected drive or attached media.

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Step 4 – After scanning, all the files that are found in the selected volume, hard disk or other storage media devices are listed. You can now select the files to preview them and then you can click on "Recover" button to finally save them on your computer.

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Tips To Remember

  • Always protect your system and other external media storage devices from virus with the use Anti-virus program.
  • While you play M4A files then do not shut down your system improperly or abruptly.
  • Keep backup of M4A files on two other locations to handle use situations.


By following the solution mentioned in the post, I hope you are able to restore lost/deleted M4A files. Keeping backup of M4A audio files is good, but if in case if you do not have any backup, then you can always use M4A audio file recovery software.

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M4A File Recovery – Retrieve Deleted M4A Audio Files on Windows/Mac
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M4A File Recovery – Retrieve Deleted M4A Audio Files on Windows/Mac
3 solutions to Recover Deleted/Lost M4A Audio Files. Solution 1: From Backup files. Solution 2: Restore From Recycle Bin. Solution 3: M4A Audio file recovery Software.
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