I am wondering how music files, downloaded from the Google Play Store, are stored on an Android device.

In other forums on this site, I found that they are located in the /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache/music directory. However, I am wondering how the files are named, or organized.

Are they named based on the song name, so for example, would the song "Style" be named under "style.mp3"? Also, are the files organized in a certain file based on a playlist, etc?

  • I suppose by music files organized in Google Music you meant the music files downloaded from Play Store. Right?
    – Firelord
    Commented Aug 12, 2015 at 4:14
  • Yay for DRM, if you do find them, I would expect them to be encrypted, and disorganized.
    – Matt Clark
    Commented Aug 12, 2015 at 6:23
  • Yes, I am referring to music files downloaded from the Play Store. Thanks everyone for your replies.
    – Rory Sauve
    Commented Aug 12, 2015 at 16:14

2 Answers 2


If you set in the settings of Google Play Music, if you have set to cache on the external SD card, your songs can be found in, /external_sd/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/music/

If you have used the internal storage or do not have any sd card inserted the songs can be found in /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/music


If you are downloading something you have physically purchased from the Play Store, it should be under /sdcard/Music in MP3 files, unless Google has changed their policy recently.

If you have downloaded it with All Access, then it is not available for you to copy. It would be saved in the app's data encrypted, so it would be completely useless to you.

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