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    Default HTC Thunderbolt: Accidentally Deleted Photos From Gallery

    Is there any way to recover photos accidentally deleted from the gallery? The photos that I'm particularly interested in are "Contact's" pictures, and they still show when I look at my Contacts. Is there a way to copy the Contact's photos back into the gallery?
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    Default Re: Accidentally Deleted Photos From Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by LessThanAnAndroidNovice View Post
    Is there any way to recover photos accidentally deleted from the gallery? The photos that I'm particularly interested in are "Contact's" pictures, and they still show when I look at my Contacts. Is there a way to copy the Contact's photos back into the gallery?
    I don't know about that specifically but I am having photos mysteriously delete themselves randomly soon after being shot. I am pretty sure that I am not doing anything to make it happen and am wondering if anyone is having that happen. To prove I am not crazy I have Google+ installed and it automatically uploads pictures that are taken and that had uploaded a picture I recently cared about that I was unable to later find on the device. Crazy.
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    Default Re: Accidentally Deleted Photos From Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by LessThanAnAndroidNovice View Post
    Is there any way to recover photos accidentally deleted from the gallery? The photos that I'm particularly interested in are "Contact's" pictures, and they still show when I look at my Contacts. Is there a way to copy the Contact's photos back into the gallery?
    If you really deleted them and do not have a backup, they are gone. There is an off-chance (very off) that if you put the SDcard into a PC you might be able to use a data retrieval program to get them back. But success at this point is very unlikely. When you use the phone you are overwriting old deleted data thereby making it irretrievable.

    The thumbnail views you see are probably in the SDcard/DCIM/.thumbnails folder. In the DCIM folder is also the 100MEDIA directory. This is where your full camera images are stored. You might want to check there, manually.

    Also, make sure you didn't just accidentally change the gallery settings and possibly didn't delete them at all (i.e. Gallery | Menu | Show/Hide Items.

    Note: I would recommend "My Backup Pro" from the Market for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cguella View Post
    I don't know about that specifically but I am having photos mysteriously delete themselves randomly soon after being shot. I am pretty sure that I am not doing anything to make it happen and am wondering if anyone is having that happen. To prove I am not crazy I have Google+ installed and it automatically uploads pictures that are taken and that had uploaded a picture I recently cared about that I was unable to later find on the device. Crazy.
    I wonder if Google+ is the issue. I had 2 pictures automatically download to it and they are not in my gallery.
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    Default Re: Accidentally Deleted Photos From Gallery

    Down load SDrescan from the market. The pics will pop up again. Chaulk it up to another awesome feature of the bolt.
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    Default Re: Accidentally Deleted Photos From Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by kissmeimirish View Post
    Down load SDrescan from the market. The pics will pop up again. Chaulk it up to another awesome feature of the bolt.
    Downloaded the app, and a rescan recovered 2 pictures. Thanks for your help.
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    Have you hooked the SD card up to your computer to see if they are still on the card and the phone is just not seeing them?
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    Default Re: Accidentally Deleted Photos From Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankXS View Post
    If you really deleted them and do not have a backup, they are gone. There is an off-chance (very off) that if you put the SDcard into a PC you might be able to use a data retrieval program to get them back. But success at this point is very unlikely. When you use the phone you are overwriting old deleted data thereby making it irretrievable.

    The thumbnail views you see are probably in the SDcard/DCIM/.thumbnails folder. In the DCIM folder is also the 100MEDIA directory. This is where your full camera images are stored. You might want to check there, manually.

    Also, make sure you didn't just accidentally change the gallery settings and possibly didn't delete them at all (i.e. Gallery | Menu | Show/Hide Items.

    Note: I would recommend "My Backup Pro" from the Market for the future.

    -Frank
    Downloaded SDrescan per kissmeimirish's suggestion, and was able to recover 2 photos.

    No I didn't have a backup, and I now have My Backup Pro so that it doesn't happen again.

    Found the thumbnails in the .thumbnails folder, and the 2 recovered photos in the 100MEDIA folder.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Default Re: Accidentally Deleted Photos From Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by L Lnicole View Post
    First, you should stop using this progarm in case the exsited data was overwritten by new data.
    I recommend you to read this article. It gives a perfect solution about android data recovery. see here:, [link deleted]
    Thanks for the 18 months later reply!

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