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    There are some deleted files that I need to recover from old phone. Unfortunately that phone is broken now (don't ask). I do however have a recent backup of the phone (By backup I mean I copied/pasted the entire file structure onto my computer).

    I know you can recover deleted file by using programs that will check pointers that haven't been reused yet. But is there anyway to do that with just the backed up folder structure?

    I'm not entirely sure where pointers are stored on a phone. And if I did manage to back them up, would copying the backups onto a blank phone let me recover my files? Or would there be an easier way to recover them.

    Any and all advice on how I can get those files back using the files I have will be greatly appreciated!!!!

    TL;DR: Need to recover deleted files using just a phone backup.
    10-04-2017 12:10 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It depends on what files you're trying to retrieve. When you copy the folder structure en masse to a computer, you're only copying what the user is allowed to access, and not the protected system directories.
    10-04-2017 03:53 PM

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