Where does Google Play Music store music?

Change where imported files are stored

  1. In the Music app on your Mac, choose Music > Preferences, then click Files.

  2. Click Change, then select a new location for your files.

    From now on, new songs and other items you import are stored in the new location. Songs you’ve already imported stay in their current location.

To go back to storing imported files in the default folder, choose Music > Preferences, click Files, then click Reset.

8. Disable Downloaded Only

If you are unable to see the online songs in Google Play Music, you should disable the setting that shows only the downloaded songs. To do so, tap on the three-bar icon on the home screen of the Play Music app. Then, turn off the toggle next to Downloaded only.

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3. Change Storage Location

If your phone supports a memory card, you need to set the storage location in the Play Music app from where you want to play the songs. So, if your files are on the SD card and your storage is set to phone, then they might not play.

To change the storage location, open the Play Music Settings by tapping on the three-bar icon on the home screen.

Then, scroll down in Settings and tap on Storage l

Then, scroll down in Settings and tap on Storage location. Select Internal or External storage, depending on the location of your files.

Note: You will see this setting only if you have a

Note: You will see this setting only if you have an SD card installed on your phone.

If a song no longer appears in Music

If a song used to appear in Music but doesn’t now, it may be because the music library or song was moved from the Music folder. To make your songs appear in the Music window again, try the following in this order:

  • Locate your Music folder in the Finder playlists on your Mac, then drag it to the Music window. You should see the songs in your library again. If the music library file is included, you will also see playlists, song ratings and other information you created.

  • If that doesn’t work, your songs may be elsewhere on your computer. In the Finder, choose File > Find, then search for a song by title or artist. Or search for “MP4” to find files downloaded from the iTunes Store or “MP3” to find songs encoded in MP3 format. Drag songs (or folders containing songs) to the Music window to add the songs to Music again.

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