1. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Something wierd just happened. When waking my phone up I went into the stock camera app and noticed that after taking one picture earlier, ALL OTHER PICTURES PREVIOUSLY TAKEN and stored on the SD CARD are not there! Please tell me someone here has some idea on what happened and how I can get the pictures back. Other items on the SD CARD are still there.
    No Sry likes this.
    02-26-2014 04:59 PM
  2. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Almost 200 views and no help! Bump please! You guys have always been so helpful.
    02-26-2014 10:59 PM
  3. ffejjj's Avatar
    Yes it's possible if you haven't taken more photos. When files are deleted from your sd card they're not completely gone but if you take more pics you risk over writing the ones you've lost.

    So the question is how? Well you'll have to download a recovery tool to your computer and follow the instruction provided with the download

    Sent from my EVO using AC Forums mobile app
    prepaidguy9081 likes this.
    02-27-2014 12:05 AM
  4. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    The thing is that I did not delete the photos! The several hundred that have disappeared were the ones NOT in a folder on the phone! That's the only pattern I could figure out. Never had any issues like this before. Royally upset.
    02-27-2014 11:26 AM
  5. sasha's Avatar
    Have you tried unmounting and remounting your sd card?
    02-27-2014 11:38 AM
  6. MONDINGO's Avatar
    Bro! Wish I could help...

    Sent from my HTC One using AC Forums mobile app
    02-27-2014 01:18 PM
  7. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Have you tried unmounting and remounting your sd card?
    Yes unfortunately no joy.
    02-27-2014 06:38 PM
  8. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Bro! Wish I could help...

    Sent from my HTC One using AC Forums mobile app
    Thanks bro!
    02-27-2014 06:38 PM
  9. jnichols16's Avatar
    PRFCT,

    Do you have a DropBox account?

    My Kitkat update was downloading as I read your thread this morning.
    When I first used the phone after updating, I made sure my pictures were OK, they were.
    A few hours later all but three pictures were gone, and Settings said to add a SD.
    I put the SD on my PC, and Windows fixed all the errors.
    I used my PC to copy all my camera content that was backed up to Dropbox.
    My operating system automatically backs all my camera shots to Dropbox.
    Then I added all my other pictures (backed up in three separate places).
    When I reinstalled the SD in my S4, all was normal.
    02-28-2014 02:52 PM
  10. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Thanks I just started syncing with Google +. Very frustrating I'm not giving up!
    02-28-2014 03:23 PM
  11. jnichols16's Avatar
    Thanks I just started syncing with Google +. Very frustrating I'm not giving up!
    Get a cheap micro sd reader if you don't have one. That will let you plug the sd directly in to your PC without using the prone.

    Then download and run a free file recovery program called "Recuva". Just google it.

    If the pictures haven't been overwritten, and they shouldn't be, you will be able to get them back.

    Worst case would be if the sd was formatted, that will not be good. But if the pictures are important, there is software to recover files after a formet, but not for free I don't think.
    02-28-2014 06:36 PM
  12. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Just ordered the sd card reader. Thanks for the suggestion. Recuva? Nice.
    02-28-2014 08:37 PM
  13. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Good news! I was able to recover the photos using my computer and a newly purchased card reader! However they still don't show up as existing anymore when the same SD CARD is reinserted in the phone! Wierd but I don't care since I have the pics back.
    03-08-2014 07:47 AM
  14. jnichols16's Avatar
    Good news! I was able to recover the photos using my computer and a newly purchased card reader! However they still don't show up as existing anymore when the same SD CARD is reinserted in the phone! Wierd but I don't care since I have the pics back.
    It just happens I ran into the same problem yesterday, but with only one picture.

    The picture had already backed up to Drop Box before it messed up, so I deleted the file on the phone, and copied the good one from Drop Box.

    I have seen threads on other forums, and feel there is a problem with the camera writing to the SD.
    I'm not sure if this is a Android problem, or Samsung.
    Today I switched the camera settings to write to internal memory instead of the SD.
    It's not a "solution:, but may keep me from losing pictures until a solution is found.
    03-08-2014 04:24 PM
  15. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Thanks 16
    03-08-2014 07:48 PM
  16. bodum02's Avatar
    Yes, and have you noticed that on the S4, in settings the 'format sd card' option is directly under 'unmount sd card'? If my shaking fingers accidentally touch it and I'm not paying close attention, I'm dusted! This needs to be moved - in my opinion.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-12-2014 08:50 AM
  17. jnichols16's Avatar
    You're right.

    But, Hey, the gas pedal is also right next to the brake. That's engineers for ya.
    03-12-2014 04:26 PM
  18. No Sry's Avatar
    vry gud..........my photos also gone.....i am also in doubt....that anybody tell me.....but who will tell...??? no one have enough time....for we....
    04-25-2015 10:15 PM
  19. freedominthegrave's Avatar
    Why nobody recommend recovery software in here ? my android have this kind situation before and it is twice. TWICE!!!! this stupid got me twice and I didn't know what to do at the first time and I let it go. all of my photos and musics are just gone! I want to smash this stupid thing into ground ! YES ,INTO GROUND. since I don't have extra money to buy a new one. I press my anger back to peace. I use a Recovery software to recover my photos in the second time. Soon I will go to another side- Windows Phone League. To against Android Tribe. I am ready to kill some orcs! I hope you guys would miss me, and I think you should consider WP League someday.
    04-28-2015 09:18 PM
  20. freedominthegrave's Avatar
    Why nobody recommend recovery software in here ? my android have this kind situation before and it is twice. TWICE!!!! this stupid got me twice and I didn't know what to do at the first time and I let it go. all of my photos and musics are just gone! I want to smash this stupid thing into ground ! YES ,INTO GROUND. since I don't have extra money to buy a new one. I press my anger back to peace. I use a Recovery software to recover my photos in the second time. Soon I will go to another side- Windows Phone League. To against Android Tribe. I am ready to kill some orcs! I hope you guys would miss me, and I think you should consider WP League someday.
    04-28-2015 09:23 PM
  21. m0znasri's Avatar
    Good news! I was able to recover the photos using my computer and a newly purchased card reader! However they still don't show up as existing anymore when the same SD CARD is reinserted in the phone! Wierd but I don't care since I have the pics back.
    How do you recover from computer? Because I dont back up the file into dropbox, reply ASAP
    10-24-2015 10:07 PM

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