1. kansasandroid1's Avatar
    So I am on vacation and took a ton of pictures today. I accidentally took a screenshot and went and deleted it. What I didn't realize, it was a folder of all my photos from the day. So now they are all gone. Is there any way to recover them??
    03-18-2014 04:16 PM
  2. thegrants82's Avatar
    Nope.
    So I am on vacation and took a ton of pictures today. I accidentally took a screenshot and went and deleted it. What I didn't realize, it was a folder of all my photos from the day. So now they are all gone. Is there any way to recover them??
    03-18-2014 04:24 PM
  3. ScottMGS's Avatar
    You didn't, by chance, have Google+ Photos backing things up, did you?
    03-18-2014 04:28 PM
  4. kansasandroid1's Avatar
    No I checked and I didn't have it backing it up
    03-18-2014 04:29 PM
  5. 4runnerbrett's Avatar
    Your sol

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    03-18-2014 04:32 PM
  6. ScottMGS's Avatar
    No I checked and I didn't have it backing it up
    I'm sorry. I can't thing of anything else. I empathize, though.
    03-18-2014 04:49 PM
  7. Cant Miss's Avatar
    Stop using your device, go to a computer and Google "android file recovery". There are a number of tools available, but have no clue as to which is best.

    Android is no different than other file systems. They have not been erased... their entries in the file system have just been removed. The more you use your phone (and the more it writes to storage), the more likely these files will be overwritten because you told the system you were done with them (when you deleted them). If you had plenty of free space, and have not done much on your phone since you deleted them, you have a good chance to recover them.
    03-18-2014 05:03 PM
  8. TJH132's Avatar
    This is good advice. The quick No's above were unnecessarily alarmist. Good luck.

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    03-19-2014 12:56 AM
  9. Clocks's Avatar
    I've recovered photos I deleted *months* earlier while playing around using DiskDigger ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ech.diskdigger) but it requires root.

    Makes you a little leary about selling your old phone... Heh
    03-19-2014 05:58 AM
  10. kansasandroid1's Avatar
    Thanks for all the helpful advice! I haven't been able to get to a computer so I will try today.
    03-19-2014 06:39 AM
  11. alphabets's Avatar
    Before you sell your phone, wouldn't a factory reset delete any ability to recover deleted files? Geez I hope so!
    03-19-2014 10:41 AM
  12. jlgraham's Avatar
    Thanks for all the helpful advice! I haven't been able to get to a computer so I will try today.
    You should turn on a photo backup service. You can backup as many photos as you want for free with Google+ as long as you set them to upload at a limited resolution (it's a setting and resizes them automatically). Full resolution photos count against your Google Drive quota, but I believe most Moto X's came with 50GB free Google Drive space for 2 years (mine did). Either way, buying more space on GDrive is now super cheap!

    I have also used Dropbox for photo backups and it works perfectly as well. Both Dropbox and Google+ will upload pretty much instantly (depending on your settings & data connection), so even if you delete the photos from your phone, you still have access.
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    03-19-2014 12:51 PM
  13. freedominthegrave's Avatar
    I think you should check if you turn on the automatic backup, maybe there is surprise for you. Verizon or Google cloud maybe?
    but you really didn't back anything up. the photos accidentally deleted by you are still recoverable. There are a tons of recovery software in the internet can do recovery job for you. it is pretty easy, just plug your phone to the computer, follow the steps. if it is in external memory, you just need to plug your SD card to a card reader and connect to computer, let the software detect your SD card.
    But, as I remember, if the photos you deleted were in internal memory, the software may require looted phone so that can access to your internal memory.
    I found a article that similar to your situation click Here if you need.
    04-29-2015 08:37 PM
  14. Pat Pat3's Avatar
    So I am on vacation and took a ton of pictures today. I accidentally took a screenshot and went and deleted it. What I didn't realize, it was a folder of all my photos from the day. So now they are all gone. Is there any way to recover them??
    05-09-2015 08:40 AM
  15. Jeffery889's Avatar
    Your lost photos will still stay on the file system but are inaccessible for ordinary users. So you need is a data recovery tool to get them back. Tenorshare Android Photo Data Recovery is such a program can recover lost deleted photos, videos from both Android internal memory and SD card as long as your wiped data didn't overwritten by new data.
    07-16-2015 01:42 AM
  16. sStiXx's Avatar
    "Your lost photos will still stay on the file system but are inaccessible for ordinary users. So you need is a data recovery tool to get them back. Tenorshare Android Photo Data Recovery is such a program can recover lost deleted photos, videos from both Android internal memory and SD card as long as your wiped data didn't overwritten by new data."

    Do you need a drive letter for this program to work ?
    07-16-2015 04:03 PM

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