Added a contact (Android) to a gmail account, but disappeared. Any help?

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Added a contact (android) to a gmail account, but dissapeared

I saved a new contact to a gmail account, a phone number and name. Saved the contact. The contact was added to my list but then i can't find it anywhere in my contact s. I already re-sync the account's, no errors, also checked in gmail for my contacts doing a restoration and nothing. Also cheked others contacts to display.
It's like the added contact for some reason was deleted. I downloaded the app "deleted contacts" and didn't find it there too.
Any help?
 

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Re: Added a contact (android) to a gmail account, but dissapeared

Welcome to Android Central! Which phone? Did you enter this account using the Contacts app? Can you find it on contacts.google.com on your computer browser?
 
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Yes, using contacts app. i'm using lollipop 5.0. i couldn't find in contacts.google.com.
I'm sure the contact was saved. And i didn't deleted.
 
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Ok, and the contact was definitely entered into your Google account, and not the Device account, right?

Go to Settings>Accounts-Google>[your account]​, and make sure Contacts is checked on.
 
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Yes, already tried that.
Maybe when i created the contact it didn't sync with google? Is there a way to get back that contact?
 

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I suppose it's possible it didn't sync in time, before the entry was somehow lost. If you enter a new contact to your Google account right now, does it save and sync appropriately?
 

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I doubt you can recover it. Locally saved contacts aren't saved as individual files--they're stored as part of a database file in a protected system directory. I would guess that the same goes for synced Google contacts. If a contact you entered into Google disappeared mysteriously, I think it'll be hard to find it.
 

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Sorry, but I don't really know. If it were a deleted file, then you could follow this guide: http://forums.androidcentral.com/am...-s/500142-guide-recovering-deleted-files.html. But the problem here is that an individual contact doesn't get saved as an individual file--it's stored in an SQLite database file. I suppose you could use an SQLite editor, root the phone, and see if you can find the data there somewhere, but I really have no experience with that.
 

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