How To Use Google To Find Music Files For Total n00bz (Proof Of Concept)

13 10 2006

I know this is an old google hack but I thought that many of my peers may be interested in this proof of concept “Google Hack”.* Many have lost all their music due to dying iPods. The first gen iPods are a dyin’ every day now. Heck my third gen iPod had the click of death till I beat it into submission to give me back my music.

To start here is the string of search terms to use: (you can just cut and paste)

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “????????”

The Question Marks is where you put the name of the band you are looking for (keep the quotes) . I recommend the band name only, because using a specific song may lead to little or no results. This isn’t a magic gumball machine, its a hack (of sorts).

Now for a little example:

Lets say I accidentally deleted my PAID FOR copy of Death Cab For Cutie’s “Lack Of Colour”. So I use this:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “Death Cab For Cutie”

See where the band’s name is? Good. Click the search terms below to see the results.

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “Death Cab For Cutie”


Now just read through the results of your search (aka query). This can take time, lots of time.

Part of being a hacker is being patient.


If you have any questions, then you are SOL because I could not describe this with any more simplicity.

Just keep at it and you will find what you were looking for. Remember, cut and paste the terms, the only thing you have to change is the band name.

Concept Proved

*Note this is for proof of concept purposes only. Do not use this “Google Hack” to steal copyrighted material. TMBBITW will not be held responsible because you couldn’t pay the 99c at iTunes to get that song you’ve been wanting for your iPod or whatever. Again, TheMostBoringBlogInTheWorld and its proprietors will not be held responsible for any illegal actions taken by anyone, as a result of reading this post or otherwise, as this is a proof of concept tutorial and not meant for implementation.



4 responses

16 10 2006

Mighty useful tip. Thanx. 🙂

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