Google: Find Free MP3s, WMAs, OGGs, and Other Music Files

People leave music files in unprotected directories all of the time. Here’s how to get to them. Come get your free mp3s.


We all need music. If you properly query google, you can find open indexes of music files easily. Here are some hints to get you started.

Google: -inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”index of” “Last modified” mp3

    Using this string we are using the “index of” and the inurl commands to attempt to isolate directories only. The mp3 tag on the end tells google to look for mp3s in these open directories. You can change this to wma or ogg if you wish.

You can add additional search criteria to focus your search more.

Google: -inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”index of” mp3 “pearl jam”

    This command will find open directories with mp3 files with Pearl Jam. Obviously you can change the band name or file type to better define your search.

Have fun. Share interesting google queries in the comments below.

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18 Responses to “Google: Find Free MP3s, WMAs, OGGs, and Other Music Files”

  1. December 03, 2008 at 8:12 am, Murugan said:

    site:google.com fox – will find all sites containing the word fox, located within the *.google.com

    intitle:fox fire – will find all sites with the word fox in the title and fire in the text

    allintitle:fox fire – will find all sites with the words fox and fire in the title, so it’s equivalent to intitle:fox
    intitle:fire

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  2. December 03, 2008 at 8:19 am, Murugan said:

    Hello friends!

    allintitle:fox fire – will find all sites with the words fox and fire in the title, so it’s equivalent to intitle:fox
    intitle:fire

    simple query such as filetype:xls inurl:”email.xls” can be surprisingly effective, finding Excel spreadsheet called email.xls

    just query Google for intitle: “curriculum vitae” “phone * * * ” “address *” “e-mail”. Finding
    contact information in the form of names, phone number and email addresses is equally easy

    Reply

  3. December 22, 2008 at 3:44 pm, Bob said:

    I’m sorry guys I know this has been asked but I need a definate answer: Is this illegal? I worry about everything…

    Reply

  4. December 31, 2008 at 11:02 am, Web Suunnittelu said:

    cool, is this legal?

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    • January 16, 2013 at 12:38 am, electricshiver said:

      > it wouldnt be on the internet if it were illegal

      Reply

  5. January 06, 2009 at 8:39 pm, اس ام اس عید نوروز said:

    thank you for your report

    Reply

  6. April 06, 2009 at 5:18 am, Fred said:

    whenever I try to save the link it says it is a .part file. Does this mean it is not mp3 or i have to click on it or what?

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  7. July 09, 2009 at 7:36 am, DJ said:

    Very helpful article!

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  8. August 19, 2009 at 12:35 am, Anonymous said:

    yvonne .. r u at band.. u usually would have called r txted me

    Reply

  9. August 31, 2009 at 2:03 pm, Anonymous said:

    dance with my father again

    Reply

  10. November 05, 2009 at 8:00 pm, Anonymous said:

    the songs of ajab prem ki gajab kahani

    Reply

  11. December 19, 2009 at 7:43 pm, Anonymous said:

    Do you have to have Quicktime Pro or something because i cant figure out how to download this!

    Reply

  12. January 31, 2010 at 9:23 am, Anonymous said:

    exelance

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  13. February 07, 2011 at 7:41 pm, Beatle Ex said:

    right click and select “Save file as”

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  14. June 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm, Musa-2_ said:

    my ipod is full! HELP! Using this method requires caution. The question is- Do you have enough memory?

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  15. June 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm, Musa-2_ said:

    Tools->options->applications
    any file you want to download->action->save

    Reply

  16. May 04, 2012 at 2:04 am, Maximus said:

    That’s brilliant. Thanks for thousand times.

    Reply

  17. March 29, 2014 at 4:10 am, mic said:

    Re: Google: Find Free MP3s, WMAs, OGGs, and Other Music Files

    Can it be modified to use duckduckgo ?

    Reply

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