1. scott15851's Avatar
    Hey guys I unplugged my phone from the computer after looking at pictures, When I went to go back into the gallery they were all gone and so was the Camera file located normally in the DCIM file. So I have lost all my pictures that were on my SD card where I had them stored after taking them.
    Anybody have any ideas on getting them back somehow? I unmounted the card and tried to look that way also.
    02-10-2014 01:20 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    You can try one of the many photo/file recovery Apps in the play store and see if that's works. There are also pc file recovery options as well. It's not guaranteed, but worth a shot.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    02-11-2014 10:36 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    The ones in the Play store need a rooted phone and they're not free.

    PhotoRec - CGSecurity works on the computer, so it doesn't need anything done to the phone, it's open source and free, It's not limited to pictures, or to any particular file format - FAT32, NTFS, Mac, ext2, 3 or 4 - it can read just about anything and if it looks like a file, it'll save it for you. The card has to be mounted in the computer, not the phone. (About the only think that might be better is ddrescue - if you live long enough for it to scan a whole decent-size SD card.)
    02-11-2014 03:08 PM
  4. scott15851's Avatar
    Ran it a couple different waya nd and found everything but, looks like stuff that was deleted, but not the entire file I am missing. With most of my pictures from this year.
    02-15-2014 08:32 PM
  5. scott15851's Avatar
    I lost the file off the SD card, is there a way it may have saved to the phone? Can I scan the phone with this software?
    02-15-2014 08:38 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    No, there's software that will scan the phone, but installing it can overwrite the very files you're trying to get back.

    That's why backups should always be made to at least TWO devices.
    02-15-2014 09:01 PM

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