Music downloaded/pinned from Play Library
The Google Music Player indicates that my N7 has about 400 albums. which l previously downloaded from my "All Music Library" to the device - Cant find the mp3 files/ definitely not in music folder- search turns up no sign of MP3s, however I can play the songs - just wondering where they reside. Phone isnt rooted - Regards
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Re: Music downloaded/pinned from Play Library
Pinned music isn't in any form you would recognize. They're stored as coded files under the directory /storage/sdcard0/Android/data/com.google.android.music
Opinions vary as to why Google does this, but in my opinion, it's an effort to deter rampant file sharing using mobile devices (i.e., it'd be really easy to download your music to your phone, then transfer it wirelessly to someone else who didn't pay for it). You can still download your entire library free as many times as you'd like using the Google Music Manager program on your desktop, although it's also a little inconvenient, because you have to download your whole library at a time. And you can still download your music to your computer from the Google Music website, but you're limited to doing so twice.