Ways to Keep Your Digital Music Collection Safe

Do you have quite a large digital music collection and are worried that you might lose it should something happen to your phone or computer? Do you want to know what to do to keep your digital music collection safe?

These days people only digitally listen to music, and many people have thousands upon thousands of songs downloaded, ready to be listened to. However, there is always the risk that one might lose their music, for instance, if their phone got stolen, or if their computer crashed. 

This can be devastating, considering downloading music can be very time-consuming. Here are a few ways for you to keep your digital music collection safe. 

Free Phone Tracking Apps

If you are worried about losing the music that you have spent hours and hours downloading and sorting into the perfect playlists, there are a few things that you could be doing to keep your music collection safe and out of harm’s way. 

The very first step to take is to download a cell phone location tracker app so that if your phone gets stolen or you lose it somewhere, you will easily be able to track it without any problems. These tracking apps allow you to keep tabs on your cellphone by either sharing the location with another cell phone or even your computer. 

They are great when it comes to keeping track of your phone or even keeping track of others around you. 

Data Recovery

The next thing that you could consider when it comes to keeping your music collection safe is data recovery. While, if you lose your phone or your phone is damaged, this would be a great option, it is not necessary if you have found your phone. 

Data recovery essentially allows for users to recover their lost music files should something have happened to their mobile device or something have happened to the music itself such as corruption. This is a great way to ensure that you still have all of your music without even being concerned that it could be gone forever. 

Data recovery is simple and easy to understand, however, you may need someone to help you along the way to ensure that you have recovered everything. 

External Hard Drives

External hard drives are a saving grace when it comes to creating backups of files and ensuring that everything is safe and has a place to be. Many people will often just delete random files off their devices to make more space for others, however, this can lead you to delete your music too. If you have an external hard drive, then you do not have to worry about losing any of your files or having your digital music collection disappear. This is a great way to have a backup of all of your files on hand. External hard drives can get quite pricey; however, they are well worth it if you are worried about losing your music collection.

This is also a great place to store your music in case something happens to your phone or computer, and you can no longer access them. An external hard drive can be used on any computer with ease, and you will find all of your saved files there.

Cloud Storage

Last but certainly not least, we have cloud storage. This is by far one of the most popular options, especially in the last few years where everything has seemingly become more digital, and not only that, but moving into an online realm or world. Cloud storage allows you to store your files in digital space on a cloud server. This essentially means that you can access these files at any time, from any device, as long as you know your username and password.

This is by far one of the best options because it is almost impossible for these files to obtain any damage in this manner and for them to no longer work. It is also the easiest option and offers the best results.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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