1. AC Question's Avatar
    1. I connected my Samsung Galaxy III to my Windows PC to transfer audio files from the Voice Recorder app.
    2. Entered phone storage via PC
    3. Cut files from phone storage
    4. Pasted into PC folder
    5. (can't remember exactly what happened here) either hit undo or deleted the new folder in which the files resided while they were in the clipboard
    6. Files can no longer be located
    7. Checked recycle bin & searched hard drives
    8. How would you find these files?

    Any suggestions would be hugely appreciated!

    Thanggin Kipgen likes this.
    06-27-2015 03:57 PM
  2. anon8380037's Avatar
    I don't know how you cut, copied and pasted them.
    I can 'copyv or 'move' files with the mouse to my pc.
    Are they missing from the pc or phone folder / device or both.

    You can access a Samsung clipboards last 10 or 20 clips by long pressing in the URL field of the Internet browser, or using the clipboard icon found on the stock Samsung keyboard.
    If you deleted the files off the folder with the pc they are probably not there.
    Let us know how it goes.
    06-27-2015 04:44 PM
  3. dtmbrown's Avatar
    Hi Madd,

    The files were not copied. In the PC, they were cut from the phone (which was connected via USB), and pasted into the PC. Then, between undoing and cutting again, the files disappeared and are missing from the PC and phone folder.

    This was done on my PC clipboard, not Samsung phone.

    The files were never deleted, but didn't save properly from the cut & paste transfer.

    Any thoughts on data recovery from the phone or PC?

    06-28-2015 02:45 PM
  4. anon8380037's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central.

    I drag and drop photo files from the phones DCIM folder when opened in Windows Explorer, that is I open the list of files and select with Control (or Shift?) and click first to last, then right mouse click to Copy or Move.
    I take it that's what you mean.

    Do you remember the audio file type. Did you search all files that end with that type on your pc. Did you 'paste' them to a new folder you created on the pc, or to the desktop screen. I don't know of a clipboard on a pc.

    You could try a data recovery / finder pc program like Pandora, and use the built in Chkdsk to search/recover the device via usb.


    I am not very good at this, hopefully someone will help you further.
    06-28-2015 04:12 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Since the files are on the PC, just deleted, you can use PhotoRec to recover any that weren't overwritten. You'll need a pretty large drive to save the recoveeed files to, though, because it'll recover all files of that type on the entire partition. Instructions are at PhotoRec Step By Step.

    In the future, copy, paste, check - then, if the copy succeeded, delete the originals. (USB transfers can fail - and moving or cutting/pasting [same thing] can leave you with no files anywhere.)
    06-28-2015 07:36 PM
  6. BobbiCass1970's Avatar
    this did not help what so ever
    02-05-2017 03:49 PM
  7. riyaaa's Avatar
    10-06-2017 04:12 PM
  8. riyaaa's Avatar
    10-06-2017 04:13 PM
  9. phippstein's Avatar
    Same issue. Had some large video files sitting on my internal drive so I tried moving to the sd card and they just disappeared into thin air. Can't find anywhere and was completely removed from the clipboard. Can't undo the move, can't paste it elsewhere. Of course my cloud storage was full so it wasn't backed up. So angry at HTC I want to drop kick my phone into a brick wall and stomp on it. That is the single most retarded thing I've ever seen in a phone. Why would it be programmed to do that?
    11-01-2017 09:01 AM
  10. Thanggin Kipgen's Avatar
    hello Bro...i have the same problem today itself and i nearly have a heart attack from missing those photos and videos. i hope you may already solved your problem so i need your help in personel ... please do contact me in my Whatsapp Number [deleted]. Seriously i really need your help.
    10-13-2018 07:44 AM

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