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Erased music when i hit format by accident is there any way to recover or find a list of said music from rhapsody.had over 700 songs which took me months.no longer have the computer that i used to download from rhapsody.anything?

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  • eufafba Jun 01, 2009

    thank you will back up files from now on.i did call rhapsody and they have retrived my library so i will just have to re-load which is a pain but at least something i can do.thanks for your time.

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This is one of those live and learn lessons. It is to be warned to A. have back up files as well as a floppy disk or jump drive of were you keep your music. But when you format a computer, moble device etc... It is metaphorically like re-doing your room, you cant re-do a room with things in it so they have to be taken out and then you do it, Aka for a device, erased. Now some devices do have a back up like computers or big things but Im afriad that you are out of luck on this one :/. The same thing happened to me and I got it back because when I sync to my computer all the files are placed both in a file in my computer and on my device. Maybe you should do that from now on

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These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

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