1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I might have made a mistake although I'm hoping someone has an answer as I can't see me being the first.

    I copy and pasted everything from my phone to my PC in an attempt to perform a backup. Wiped my phone and now want to get all my apps back. It seems it's not as simple as copy and pasting those files I just "backed up" back from my PC to my phone. Or is it?

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
    03-07-2017 01:27 PM
  2. Thacy's Avatar
    No, you cannot just copy and paste app files between PC and phone.
    What is your phone model? There is usually stock backup function or app on Android phones, with which you can back up and restore files and apps. And you can move the backups to PC as archives. There are also more methods to back up Android device.

    For now, since you have wiped your phone, it is hard to restore app data, but you can move other files back to your phone and install those apps from play store again. If you lost some important data, you can use recovery tools like iReparo for Android, but root access is needed.
    03-07-2017 09:26 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Just as a side note - root access is needed to recover any deleted file.

    And, too late, but maybe for next time, we have an article on backing up right here - Backing up an Android Device.
    Laura Knotek and Thacy like this.
    03-07-2017 10:41 PM

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