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    Default Missing photos on my Galaxy S5

    Hi,
    I took some photos today on my S5 and even reviewed some of them straight away, but now they are missing. I definitely didn't delete any but I can't find them in any folders. Has anyone else had this happen? and if so, is there a way I can get those photos back again?

    Thanks for your help in advance :-)
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    Welcome to AC
    If you take a picture now, will it show in the gallery?
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    Yes it does show in the gallery. I reviewed the photo, at the time, to show somebody and closed the gallery. When I went back to look for it later, after taking other photos, it was gone. This is the second time this has happened. The other photos I took later on are all there.
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    Thanks for the welcome UJ95x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickoniner View Post
    Yes it does show in the gallery. I reviewed the photo, at the time, to show somebody and closed the gallery. When I went back to look for it later, after taking other photos, it was gone. This is the second time this has happened. The other photos I took later on are all there.
    Hmm. If they didn't save, you won't be able to retrieve them unfortunately. Did it happen to just a couple of pictures or a lot of them?
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    It only happened to a couple of images. It's just weird because I reviewed the image which to me seems like it saved it initially. Thanks for replying and trying to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickoniner View Post
    It only happened to a couple of images. It's just weird because I reviewed the image which to me seems like it saved it initially. Thanks for replying and trying to help.
    Of the ones that did save, did you look at the preview for those right after taking the pic?
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    Some of them, yes
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    Am just wondering if I should try some sort of recovery software. Does anybody recommend anything or have any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickoniner View Post
    Am just wondering if I should try some sort of recovery software. Does anybody recommend anything or have any suggestions?
    Those aren't very effective. Maybe if you were rooted prior, and if they were actually saved to the device at some point.
    I'm thinking maybe clicking the preview prematurely may have prevented those from saving correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Those aren't very effective. Maybe if you were rooted prior, and if they were actually saved to the device at some point.
    I'm thinking maybe clicking the preview prematurely may have prevented those from saving correctly.
    Thanks for your advice. I will run some test to see if I can replicate it again and work out where the issue is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickoniner View Post
    Thanks for your advice. I will run some test to see if I can replicate it again and work out where the issue is.
    Cool. Let me know if you are able to do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickoniner View Post
    Hi,
    I took some photos today on my S5 and even reviewed some of them straight away, but now they are missing. I definitely didn't delete any but I can't find them in any folders. Has anyone else had this happen? and if so, is there a way I can get those photos back again?

    Thanks for your help in advance :-)
    Once i thought i lost my photos. But... i found these later. In camera settings i set destination folder to sd card. When you doing burst shot phone stores photos in phone mem. So by default i dont saw photos in camera album.... but this is forewords... have you tried to use timeview mode in native galery app? This ignores folders and shows photos sorted just by date. If photos not there then something bad happened. One more way to recover, if autobackup to some cloud services turned on then probably this can help to extract lost on phone photos.
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    My cousin lost all of his pictures on his previous Galaxy S4 once. He did not deleted them, just all of sudden the gallery was empty. It was weird.
    I actually set up dropbox to auto upload my camera images whenever I connect to wifi, just to be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklasse View Post
    My cousin lost all of his pictures on his previous Galaxy S4 once. He did not deleted them, just all of sudden the gallery was empty. It was weird.
    I actually set up dropbox to auto upload my camera images whenever I connect to wifi, just to be safe.
    Everyone should be doing that.

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    Well this happened to me over the weekend. Took a pic and noticed that there was only the one I'd just taken in the gallery. Mistakenly assumed that after a certain number of photos it just creates a second folder. Nope! All my pics are history.

    Fortunately, anything important got uploaded to facebook or was emailed to myself, but I think I'll set up a dropbox thing for future pics.
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    I see I'm not alone. I took over 500 pics/vids of our house for future sale. I was able to bring them up for a couple days, but then they ALL disappeared after I took another 250 or so of my niece's wedding, which also disappeared after taking one photo of a lottery ticket, which still exists but is not a winner. What is going on here??? I've been working without a cloud for 15 years, and now it looks like this is my fault because I don't trust cloud security. I'm just giving up I guess.

    FTR, I have my computer updated with the latest Samsung USB drivers. I have an encrypted 64GB SD card which I can browse just fine via phone and computer (via USB 3). I will be carrying around my Lumix from now on because I know exactly where everything is at all times, and I have NEVER lost a single photo in my 15 years of digital photography,

    EDIT: Okay, so I touched on a couple of other topics that belong in a different thread - sorry 'bout that. But to me, these were VERY important photos. I got lazy and lost my stuff because I did not take the time for a proper backup. I will consider a solution for that.

    But, does not the OP's original question still stand? As for me, it's hard to swallow that I just need to accept this errant behavior. This kind of stuff isn't supposed to "just happen." I will try to reproduce the issue because there seems to be a pattern, and I will report back here with or without a solution. And I also need to reconsider my cloud attitude. I've developed for the cloud, but I'm probably too reluctant to use it.

    Again, my apologies for flaming the universe.
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    Did anyone figure this out? I had all my photos tranfered from my S3 to my S5. They were there for a while and now they have completely disappeared. Annoying.
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    Sorry you lost your pics. I've taken about 600 pictures with my new S5 and I have zero to show for it. That is the only pattern I see i I take a picture and it goes away. Videos are fine on my encrypted sd card, and I and I can view them both on my camera and on my computer after doing a USB3 transfer. Every time I take a picture, it seems hopeful but eventually it disappears. Lately I've been seeing the "broken-icon" image for new pics. It does not make sense that the phone cannot read an image that was created by the phone itself. Windows cannot read these broken images either..."bad format."

    My Apple crapped out 3 months before my Verizon contract ended, my S5 is unacceptable (e.g., I was forcefully interrupted 5 times to sign in while shooting some video), and it is totally useless for stills. I'm now debating between a Windows phone or one of my older flip phones. I just want simple and this isn't it.
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    Do any of you have this problem when saving pics to the internal memory?
    Maybe you have a corrupt SD card?
    Remove the card and save some shots to the device and see what happens.

    I have hundreds and hundreds of photos on my 64GB card with zero issues. (all backed up of course)
    Everyone isn't having this problem.
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    This is also happened recently in my samsung note 3.
    It's been fine storing and taking photo, but couple days ago i just shocked that hundreds of my photos were gone suddenly.
    I have no idea what cause this, and it just so strange only in camera albums and facebook folders that the photos were missing.
    Argh so pissed off and desperate of the photos i have taken so far just gone like that
    Do anyone know how can these happen?
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    This recently happened to me too. I remember dropping my phone, so checked the SD card inside the phone to find it was loose.Once put back photos were back..its another thing that can be checked
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    I have the same problem, and when I take a picture now (or at any time in the last 2 months) I get very strange results.
    Some pictures (rear) will show up just fine.
    Some pictures are just fine in the little preview in the bottom, but when I tap on them I see nothing, or part of the picture.
    Some pictures look fine in the preview, but when I tap on them they come up with a "broken icon" picture.
    I took about 100 (or more) picture of the snow storm in Boston in the last few days, and I can't even find them on my device AT ALL - like they never existed, yet when I was taking the picture they all appeared in the little preview window fine, not they don't even show there!!!!
    I am saving on my regular phone lately (thinking that it might had being my SD card, but still the same problem.

    Something is really screwed up with these phones.
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    I am going thru the same thing. My Samsung for no known reason will delete all my photos from my screenshot folder and my facebook folder. This was my first Android phone and I have been looking for an answer for months. I like Android but I will not risk this again. I will get drop box or just back them up to my computer. This was a hard lesson for me. I miss my BlackBerry, 15 yrs never had this happen. I will probably be getting an iPhone next and use iCloud. Never again Samsung, I spent too much money for this to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickoniner View Post
    Yes it does show in the gallery. I reviewed the photo, at the time, to show somebody and closed the gallery. When I went back to look for it later, after taking other photos, it was gone. This is the second time this has happened. The other photos I took later on are all there.
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