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  1. Kyril Cullen's Avatar
    I just deleted accidently an entire album of photos from my note 4. After wasting time downloading what I expected to be free photo recovery packages or at the least fully functional trial versions, I gave up.

    I happened upon the Google Photos App and turned on the backup for all my albums and photos and then told it to back everything up. Low and behold my erased photo album was retrieved and backed up as well even though it was not avail to be selected as a back up item.

    Not sure if selecting all photos had something to do with it or not, but I am relieved. Sooooooooo..... If you ever delete photos on this baby and want to get them back try using Google Photos app and tell it to back up everything(photo related) from your phone and you might find yourself surprised to get this deleted photos back.

    The attached screen shows the icon for Google Photos app.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails How to Recover Deleted Photos Albums on Note 4-screenshot_2015-01-31-12-42-47.jpg  
    01-31-2015 12:44 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Better (and easier) "trick" - make sure that any file you don't want to lose is backed up to at least 2 different destinations. (There are tons of free cloud accounts.) If the reason you can't get your pictures is that a truck ran over your phone, or someone "found" it, your method won't work. And backing up works with all phones and all versions of Android, now and forever into the future (well, until the sun expands and everything on this planet dies, anyway).
    01-31-2015 03:11 PM
  3. brothamoveson's Avatar
    I don't use cloud services but I do have an app called dumpster installed that works like a recycle bin on your pc.

    Diggin this Note 4
    Kyril Cullen likes this.
    02-01-2015 03:24 AM
  4. ZombieDust's Avatar
    Hi! I accidentally deleted the entire 'Camera' folder this morning on my Galaxy S4 running 4.4.4, I cannot find this photo app in the Play Store or otherwise in a browser searching! Can you help me? Thanks in advance!
    02-18-2015 01:03 PM
  5. z06mike's Avatar
    I've been using Google+ to backup my photos. It has been in a lifesaver a few times with my wife and couple other family members. The important thing to remember is to do it FIRST, before losing your photos.
    02-18-2015 01:29 PM
  6. z06mike's Avatar
    Hi! I accidentally deleted the entire 'Camera' folder this morning on my Galaxy S4 running 4.4.4, I cannot find this photo app in the Play Store or otherwise in a browser searching! Can you help me? Thanks in advance!
    You can try a program like Recuva and see if it can find the deleted photos, but if not you may be SOL.
    02-18-2015 01:31 PM
  7. lterry913's Avatar
    We have been talking about this in another thread...back up to google plus found found pictures that got moved to .nomedia file and it is a hidden file. You can install es file explorer and go to its settings and tell it to show hidden files and they may show back up in gallery.
    This happened to me when I got a small update and after I uninstalled an app that had a warning before I deleted it. The warning was to check a box if I wanted to save .nomedia files. I didn't check it and photos disappeared.
    No matter one of the 2 fixes above should help...the file explorer was not my idea but I came upon the google plus like above poster...happy accident. Now I just leave auto backup on.
    ZombieDust likes this.
    02-18-2015 02:31 PM
  8. ZombieDust's Avatar
    I've had zero luck with ES File Explorer though it is set to show hidden files. The 'Camera' folder didn't reappear in Gallery. Will I need to power cycle?

    Lastly, If I go back up to Google+, will my content be visible to others?

    Thanks!
    02-18-2015 02:52 PM
  9. ZombieDust's Avatar
    z06mike - I attempted Recuva, though it never saw my device (even when entered into USB debugging mode as developer).
    02-18-2015 02:53 PM
  10. lterry913's Avatar
    I've had zero luck with ES File Explorer though it is set to show hidden files. The 'Camera' folder didn't reappear in Gallery. Will I need to power cycle?

    Lastly, If I go back up to Google+, will my content be visible to others?

    Thanks!
    I just set my privacy settings to just me to avoid others from seeing. Not sure if that will work but my profile page seemed to show no pics. I also set up my settings to avoid circles etc. to avoid G+ being used as anything but a photo backup.
    If your photos still are not there your card could be corrupted. It did take a fe times for me to find all the hidden files selection and there were 2, but i finally found it and it found my photos in es file explorer app...not the file explorer already on the phone...it didn't work.
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    02-18-2015 03:55 PM
  11. ZombieDust's Avatar
    Thank you for the additional tips! I'm liking the ES viewer.

    The lost folder is the 'Camera' folder on the phone memory, not a memory card, if it matters?
    02-18-2015 04:56 PM
  12. z06mike's Avatar
    z06mike - I attempted Recuva, though it never saw my device (even when entered into USB debugging mode as developer).
    You tried from a computer and you couldn't see the drive (your phone)??
    02-18-2015 04:58 PM
  13. ZombieDust's Avatar
    In Windows Explorer I can see the device as a Camera or a drive - but Recuva would only see my C drive & the shadow copies for backup. I couldnt even get the existing photos off the phone using my work PC. I'm pretty tech-savvy, too. This is my stupid tax I suppose.
    02-19-2015 10:11 AM
  14. lterry913's Avatar
    In es file explorer the folder you are looking for is .nomedia it may add you to do a deeper search if so just hit that button. And yes this is on your phone storage not external sd. Most of my issues and some others were that the camera folder photos got moved to this file after update or app deletion.
    02-19-2015 02:23 PM
  15. tper's Avatar
    Which exact app name and developer? I don't see Google photo name.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-30-2015 08:03 PM
  16. Rukbat's Avatar
    Which exact app name and developer?
    You want the link to the site that 3 of my antivirus programs barfed on? That's where this non-free program is supposedly located. (I didn't think so.)

    If the pictures were in internal storage, the phone has to be rooted and an app like DiskDigger will recover pictures. (The paid version recovers more, but the free version recovers picture files.) Some phones will back up even deleted files, most won't.

    If the pictures were on the external SD card, just use PhotoRec on a PC (Linux, Mac and Windows versions ar there for the download). It's free and it recovers everything on a storage medium, even if the file structure is destroyed. Instructions are at PhotoRec Step By Step. Post here if you need more than the instructions give you. (And plan to be doing something else while the program is recovering from anything larger than an 8GB card - it takes more than just a while.)
    03-31-2015 07:54 PM
  17. freedominthegrave's Avatar
    where did you save your photo album ? external memory card or internal memory card ? if it is in external memory card, I have written a article like this For Samsung Galaxy S5, but I think it will also fit for Note 4. Click here to my Blog Recover Deleted Photos
    if you want to use another simple way, just search in google with "Android Phone Recovery" ,I think it will do the trick too.
    04-28-2015 11:09 PM
  18. milad hobbollahi's Avatar
    hi i just delete my camera videos accidently on my note edge yesterday and i dont know how to get them back.
    06-21-2015 10:40 AM
  19. lterry913's Avatar
    Were they backed up to a cloud server...most will give you 30 days to recover the deleted items from trash.
    06-22-2015 09:42 AM
  20. natehoy's Avatar
    If you told Google to back up your photos, they will be found on the photos app on your phone (icon pictured below) or at the web site https://photos.google.com/ - you just need to log on using your Google account.

    How to Recover Deleted Photos Albums on Note 4-normalappimage-5-.png

    If you are not backing your photos up today, Google is as good a service as any, though many good ones exist. If you want to use Google, go into the photos app, press the "hamburger menu" (the three horizontal lines upper-left), select "Settings", then "Back up & sync".
    06-22-2015 04:38 PM
  21. StL Stranger's Avatar
    I accidently deleted my "camera" album from my gallery app that comes with the phone (2,000 photos gone). (Galaxy note 4) I never used google photos, but once i installed the app under the tab "assistant" it showed backing up cloud of 2.000 photos, it took a full day to back up. Once it was completed i cant find the photos anywhere. I tried google drive...photos....plugged my phone to desktop...searched all files...cant find them anywhere. But in google photos under "assistant" it shows back up complete.

    I found an app to recover deleted photos and i see them all on the app but the app wants $178 to recover them which is insane. I got another app and got 100 back, but still missing 1.900 photos that i took in london and paris.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IF SOMEONE KNOWS HOW TO GET THEM BACK HELPPPPPP
    10-05-2015 11:33 PM
  22. 95_mtn_mover's Avatar
    My photos disappeared after my sleepy eyes read half of a message that said on't worry, you're photos aren't gone". I didn't get to see the rest of the message. A notification chime woke me up. Since last Saturday I have only seen them once briefly when I was in my Google + app looking for a scanned photo. Much to my surprise they were all there. I thought Google had finally put them back so I closed the app. Now I can't find them. The phone says there's nothing on the card and my laptop says it can't access it to do a chkdsk. This sounds like what you experienced. Did you run the file explorer while the micro card was in your phone or on your computer?
    10-31-2015 12:11 AM
  23. SolsB's Avatar
    I don't know how it happened. =( but all my pictures were gone.
    11-08-2016 07:18 AM
  24. IloSar's Avatar
    fyi, when I installed ES File Explorer File Manager, when I hit "unlock hidden files" I couldn't do it unless I downloaded a game. That's offensive (to me); going to Plan D... I lost some movies along the way and am looking EVERYWHERE for them, so thank you for this thread.
    01-12-2017 11:45 AM
  25. Petering's Avatar
    The method you said is odd, I think it didn't take effect to reocver deleted photos in most case. But make a cloud backup will be big a bag help when you regret deleting some important data.
    06-03-2017 07:51 AM
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