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Saved music not showing up in "storage"

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by apologetickid, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. apologetickid

    apologetickid Newbie
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    So I have saved a lot (about 20GB) of music locally on my device via Google Music. But when I open the settings menu and click on "storage," it doesn't show me as having any music stored on my device. Any idea why this is?

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  2. Tim K

    Tim K Android Expert

    Its the way google music stores songs. It assigns each file a unique numerical filename as opposed to just storing the whole file as is. So if you upload Aerosmith -Walk This Way.mp3 Google stores it as 8972998.mp3 and transfers it to your phone as such. Also, it is stored in a cache file. If you want to find your music, grab a file manager and go to sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache and you'll see all your mp3's listed there as a bunch of files like 1539.mp3

    UNFORTUNATELY, this prevents you from using any 3rd party music players as none of the track information is visible. This is a big complaint from people.

    Personally, I just use the google music app. Its fine for me and the convenience is worth it. I store all my music online with google and just select the 20-30 songs I am in the mood for this week to be "available offline". Then I set the player to show offline music only.
  3. streetfish

    streetfish Well-Known Member

    its shows up under 'Apps' storage when you pin via google music. dont know why

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