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[Solved] Recover and Repair Corrupted Audio Files on Windows

If you work with a lot of audio files, especially longer recordings, sometimes you run into an error like this one from Adobe Audition. The error is usually caused when a field recorder fails to close an audio file properly or when a field recorder loses power during a long recording.

Then what should we do when we encounter this situation? No need to panic, we can first check if the audio file is really corrupted, and then find a solution based on the corrupt. Here are two ways to help you solve this problem.

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1How to Check If Our Audio File Is Corrupted

It’s easy to determine if the file is corrupted, just look at the properties of the audio file.

Step 1: Open the folder where the corrupt Audio file is stored, find the corrupt Audio file.

Step 2: Right-click the corrupt Audio file and select Properties.

Step 3: Select Details tab. Under property, you can see attributes such as Description, Media, Audio, Origin, Content, and File.

Step 4: Check for information of Audio file from the Details pane. If there’s no info, the audio file is corrupted

Recover and Repair Corrupted Audio Files on Windows

2Repair Corrupted Audio Files Online

MP3 is one of the most common Audio formats, and almost everyone has used Audio files in this format. Let's take an Audio file in MP3 format as an example to introduce a website that can repair damaged MP3 audio files and show you the steps to repair Audio files. This site includes an online utility for repairing and editing MP3 files.

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Recover and Repair Corrupted Audio Files on Windows

Step 1: First, open in your browser.

Step 2: Click the Choose here an MP3 file box on the site. Select an MP3 and click the Open button.

Step 3: Then press the Upload MP3 button.

Step 4: Select the Repair audio length (playtime) option.

Step 5: Click the Repair/Edit your MP3 file now button.

Step 6: Thereafter, the site somewhat confusingly switches to German. You can click the orange Deine neue MP3-Datei herunterladen (your new MP3 file) button to download the file.

3Recover Lost or Deleted Audio Files by Using Fonelab

If you have emptied Recycle Bin, FoneLab Data Retriever is the only way to recover deleted Audio files.

The corrupted Audio files recovery software can recover all types of Audio files, including MP3, AIF, M4A, WAV, etc. Moreover, you can recover deleted corrupted Audio file from iPhone, Android, memory card, flash drive and other removable drives in a short time.

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Step 2: Select the scanned file type in the main page, because we want to restore corrupted audio file, check the Audio option, if you want to restore other types of files, such as Excel files, check the Document option. Then select the location where the corrupted file is stored.

Recover and Repair Corrupted Audio Files on Windows

Step 3: After clicking Scan, the software will automatically scan the checked folder location. When the Scan is completed, the scan result will be displayed. If you don't find the file you want in the scan, you can also use the Deep Scan mode.

Recover and Repair Corrupted Audio Files on Windows

Step 4: If the scan results show too many files and it is difficult to find the file you want, we can also use the Filter function.

Recover and Repair Corrupted Audio Files on Windows

Step 5: Check the corrupted audio file you want to restore, click Recover button, wait a few seconds, you can get your corrupted audio file back.

Recover and Repair Corrupted Audio Files on Windows


Compared with other Audio recovery methods, you can get more choices with FoneLab Data Retriever.

If you can see your corrupted Audio file while scanning, you can pause the scanning process and recover deleted corrupted Audio files immediately.

It is the most time-saving and effective way to get deleted corrupted Audio files back.

If you want more information about recover deleted audio, you can refer to recover deleted Audio files.

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July 5, 2019 09:00 / Posted by

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