1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hi all. I've taken a bunch of pictures with my Samsung Galaxy S7 that I wanted to move from the internal memory to the SD card. After a couple of minutes I checked my phone again and saw that only 8 out of ±50 pics had been moved to the SD card. Around 15 were still on my device. The content of the SD card could not be accessed and the 20 other pics were gone. I rebooted and could access the SD card normally again, but no trace of the 20 pictures whatsoever.

    I suspect that the SD card disconnected somehow in the middle of the file transfer process. Anyone who had a similar experience and knows how to retrieve those lost pictures?
    10-23-2016 06:23 AM
  2. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Root the device (if it's possible) and use photo recovery software. You may invalidate your warranty by rooting (if you trip Knox) and there's no guarantee you will recover your data. In future, forget the "move" command, copy and paste is safer.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-23-2016 08:53 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I agree with Pugs1957, and would also suggest Unmounting the card (in Settings>Storage, removing it, and inserting it into your computer, then seeing if you can access any of those files using Windows Explorer.
    10-23-2016 09:16 AM

Similar Threads

  1. File Transfer and Phone Switch Mayhem! Somebody Please Help
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-28-2016, 02:31 AM
  2. Double tap to wake?
    By scolab in forum Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-23-2016, 11:59 AM
  3. How to turn on an Android phone with a broken power button?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-23-2016, 09:43 AM
  4. how do i fix my sgh-i727 samsung galaxy att phone
    By brenda brown_7986 in forum Samsung Galaxy S II
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-23-2016, 07:22 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-23-2016, 05:40 AM