1. AC Question's Avatar
    An MP3 file is shared to my Google Drive. On a Nexus 6P (Android 7.1.1), I download it. When I look in the Download folder, the file has lost its .mp3 exxtension. I can edit the name and add the extension--the album cover is added automatically and the file plays as expected.

    When I download from Drive to Windows 10, the file has kept its .mp3 extension.

    Am I missing a setting on the 6P so Drive will retain the file extension on downloading?

    Thanks!!!
    04-18-2017 09:51 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! When you look at the file in Google Drive, does it actually show up as a music file, denoted by an icon that looks like musical notes?
    Bill_YEG likes this.
    04-19-2017 04:41 PM
  3. Bill_YEG's Avatar
    Good question!!

    In Drive, the icon is a red square with a white silhouette of a pair of headphones.

    Once the file is downloaded to the phone's Download folder, the icon is a greyish square. (This is from memory so I might be a little off.)

    Once I edit the file name in the Download folder and add .mp3, the icon changes to a thumbnail of the album cover, or a red icon with a white musical note inside.

    Thank you!
    04-24-2017 04:17 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Strange, I can't duplicate that issue on mine. When you look at the filename in Google Drive, is .mp3 part of the filename?
    Bill_YEG likes this.
    04-25-2017 10:18 AM

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