1. kmarie1277's Avatar
    I realized today that all of my photographs and videos had been deleted off my Galaxy S5. I'm not sure how it happened... All of the recovery apps I've found won't work on files lost before the app was installed, and the only Windows based programs I've been able to find require the phone to be recognized as a USB device, which doesn't seem like an option for the S5. The phone is not rooted. Does anyone have any advice on how to recover the deleted files?
    06-06-2014 02:01 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    If you didn't back these up before they were lost then unfortunately there is no way to recover them. In the future always use something to back them up such as Google + or Dropbox.
  3. TxDaydreamer1's Avatar
    If you've connected your Google account to your phone and/or the free Dropbox account, all your pics and videos should be synced to the Google and Dropbox clouds. Check in those. If you haven't, it's a good idea to sync those for the future.

    As for recovering the original files, I have no idea.

    Good luck.

    Sent from my Holy crap this is awesome S5 :-D
    06-06-2014 04:17 AM
  4. brothamoveson's Avatar
    I have Dumpster installed on my devices is just like a recycle bin it has not only rescued me with photos, but documents for work.

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    09-18-2014 09:50 PM
  5. jmagid51's Avatar
    A dumpster like function should be part of the Android O/S. I've been using it and it works quite well. Don't know how many photos I've recovered using it. It's a must add on ...
    09-19-2014 10:47 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    If you didn't back these up before they were lost then unfortunately there is no way to recover them. In the future always use something to back them up such as Google + or Dropbox.
    09-19-2014 03:29 PM
  7. knine87's Avatar
    enable devoloper mode (youtube it)
    then enable USB debbuging in devoloper option (do it when your recovery program is trying to recognise phone this will make a pop up screen to allow program to recognise phone as USB..be careful not to play around too much with devoloper mode though.
    10-10-2014 11:35 AM
  8. whicky's Avatar
    ouch. make sure to back them up next time!
    11-06-2014 10:20 PM
  9. ironass's Avatar
    10-27-2015 06:13 AM

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