WMA which stands for Windows Media Audio is an audio file format developed by Microsoft Corporation and released in 1999 in competition with Mp3 and RealAudio file formats. The WMA files have .wma extension and are compressed at a higher rate i.e. the files occupy less space as compared to Mp3 and RealAudio. Due to the high quality sound that WMA file format provides, it is almost preferred by every user who enjoys listening music.
Is it possible to retrieve WMA files?
Basically when user begins to enjoy listening music he starts to store large collection of music tracks in his laptop or Desktop hard drive so that he can listen to it whenever he wants. Since WMA files are stored in hard drive they are also prone to losses similar to other types of data such as documents, videos, presentations, etc. When the user looses these large collections of WMA files due to accidental file deletion or any other reasons he gets heavily disappointed as he is emotionally attached with those music tracks and a lot of time and effort is invested in collecting it which is nearly impossible again to re-do it. Now the problem arises that will he able recover WMA files or no.
If you are facing the above mentioned scenario then don’t get disappointed because your quest for WMA file recovery is over as you have come to the right place. You can still get back WMA files by using some good third party recovery tool such as File Recovery Software because whenever you perform file deletion, only the addresses of the files are deleted and the original contents of the file will still remain in same memory space as it was added earlier.
Before we discuss some scenarios about how WMA files are deleted try using the restore option that is provided in the Recycle Bin, if still you are unable to retrieve WMA files then proceed further.
How WMA files are lost/deleted?
- Sometimes you may loose your essential files due to file system corruption because it contains the index of contents stored in the hard drive and Operating System can only access the data by going through this index.
- The WMA files are lost whenever there is an interruption during the file transfer operation from the computer to any external storage device.
- Sometimes due to unintentional deletion i.e. the user deletes a list of unwanted tracks and later realizes that along with the unwanted ones he has also deleted some important tracks.
- The files are also lost due to malicious virus attacks which will internally delete the data without the user’s intervention.
How to recover WMA files?
You can easily recover WMA files by using File Recovery Software as it is the most advanced and efficient recovery tool available in the market. The tool has a dynamic and robust scan engine which performs deep scan of your hard drive so that each and every segment of the lost files is recovered back. It can not only restore wma files but also restore different types of files such as MPEG, ASF, WAV, AVI, MOV, Mp3, and other music and movie files. The tool comes in free version and paid version, the free version can be used for trail in which you can preview the recovered files which are lost/deleted and if you are satisfied with the result then you can save the recovered files by activating the paid version.