1. AC Question's Avatar
    We had a new baby this year and my other daughter runs track and cross country. With all of the burst mode shots and baby photos, I maxed out my memory. Is there a way to clear out my photos from the phone without removing them from my onedrive backup?
    12-03-2015 08:23 AM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    I'll install OneDrive and take a look at the settings. There may be a way to look at the on-device files only...

    I know that Google Photos recently added some new features to make this a simple one-click operation (it removes all pictures and videos that have been backed up)... OneDrive, not so sure.

    UPDATE: I installed and took a look... I can't see anything related to removing photos locally... I'll back up some photos and remove the local ones to check.

    UPDATE2: From the looks of things, you would have to remove them using a gallery app OUTSIDE of OneDrive. I just uploaded some, deleted the local copy using a different app, then went back into One Drive and the backed up version is still there.
    12-03-2015 09:21 AM
  3. Michelle Carroll1's Avatar
    So the other night I was taken pictures wit my phone and after I was done I fell asleep when I woke up the next day every pic I had on my SD card was gone that I had taken wit my phone trying to figure out wat happened to them and they were not deleted I have tried everything to find them can anyone help

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    12-07-2015 03:22 AM
  4. the tall guy's Avatar
    Hi and welcome to the forums - have you tried removing your memory card and plugging it into a laptop to see if the images are still there. It might also be worth while plugging your phone into a laptop to see if you can find the pictures in the file drive.

    As for recovery of them, unfortunately if they are gone and you don't have them backed up then there isn't much anyone can do.

    Good luck.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-07-2015 03:27 AM
  5. Michelle Carroll1's Avatar
    Well I have tried everything possible to find the I just dnt see how they can just disappear and I didn't even touch my phone after I took the pics until the next day and poof they're gone but all my other pictures are on my SD card expect the ones I had taken I took on the phone which I find odd since I dnt see how they can just vanish wit out a trace

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    12-07-2015 05:33 AM
  6. Michelle Carroll1's Avatar
    I was just wondering how I can recovery pictures see I have all kinds of files on my SD card and for sum reason the other night after I took sum pictures that night I set my phone down and the next day I went to go look at the pictures and there all gone but only the ones I had taken and they save to SD card but when I opened up my gallery they were all gone how do pictures just vanish can someone please assist me

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    12-07-2015 06:15 AM
  7. Michelle Carroll1's Avatar
    So im trying to figure out where all my pictures went that I took on my phone through out the past few months they always save to my SD card I also have other files that have pictures in them but the only pictures that disappeared were the ones I had taken wit my phone I dnt know wat happened to them they were there Saturday night and when I woke up Sunday to go through them they were all gone how is that possible can someone help been going through my phone but can't figure it out I had over 1000 irreplaceable pictures and now I can't assign them and they weren't deleted

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    12-07-2015 06:34 AM
  8. acejavelin's Avatar
    Photo's don't normally "disappear", there could be a problem with the indexing of them though... Get ES File Explorer and browse to the actual locations of the files on internal /sdcard/DCIM/Camera and sdcard /storage/sdcard1/DCIM/Camera and see if they are actually there or not.

    Also, if these pictures are so important, you should consider using an online backup service, like Google Photos, that automatically backup the pictures to an online account in the event something happened to the ones on the phone you always have a copy.
    12-07-2015 06:39 AM
  9. Michelle Carroll1's Avatar
    Thanks I'll try that and your right pictures just dnt disappear but I have never experienced this before and have had phone for a year now I'm hoping I'll be able to find them.. I just tried to do it and I'm having trouble I still can't find them it's crazy how there just gone I wish there was a way to fix it

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    12-07-2015 06:52 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Merged multiple threads.

    The SD card might be corrupt or counterfeit. Run SD Insight to make sure the card is genuine. If it's counterfeit, it might be much smaller capacity that it claims to be. These cards work fine until you exceed their actual storage capacity, after which you can start getting data loss or corruption.

    The card might just be corrupt as well. Unmount the card (in Settings>Storage), remove it, and insert it into your computer. Can you see the missing photos using Windows Explorer? If not, backup all of the data to your hard drive, then run chkdsk to look for bad sectors. http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-sd-card.html
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-07-2015 02:01 PM
  11. Michelle Carroll1's Avatar
    B. Daddy I installed that app and it says that my SD card is invilad dnt know wat that means I bought it off e-bay idk wat it means I'm sure who ever sold it now has all my pictures

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    12-07-2015 03:03 PM
  12. Michelle Carroll1's Avatar
    So B. Daddy srry to keep bugging you but I screen shot wat popped up after I download that app and I dnt know wat to think

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    12-07-2015 03:55 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, but this is one of the major pitfalls of buying SD cards from unreliable sellers. Counterfeiters take a smaller capacity card and program it to make it read as a larger card. So in your case, it's possible it was a 32 GB card that was programmed to read as a 64 GB or 128 GB card. Or maybe it was even smaller, like 4 GB, and the size that's displaying is completely inaccurate due to the tampering. In any case, these cards work fine as long as you haven't exceed their true capacity--but once you do, some or all of the data on the card might become corrupt. No one else has your data, so you don't have to worry about security breaches--but the data itself is probably unrecoverable.

    Avoid buying SD cards from random eBay sellers. Stick with well-established retailers--preferably bricks and mortar stores like Best Buy or CostCo, or online retailers with good reputations and good return policies, like Amazon.

    Even with genuine cards, always remember that SD cards are not forever--they can fail unexpectedly, due to defects or to wear and tear. So always keep important data backed up on your computer or in the cloud.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-07-2015 11:11 PM

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