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Old June 20th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I went into my phone's gallery earlier today and noticed all of the pictures in the "Camera pictures" folder were gone with the exception of one picture of my son that I took last night. Took the sd card out and put it into the laptop and still couldn't find the missing pictures (about 300 of them). Has this happened to anyone else and, if so, were you ever able to get them back?

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I haven't seen any evidence of this being a Moment issue, but missing files and file corruption is a general sd card issue across all devices. When the card in my digicam corrupted, I tried about every free/shareware recovery program I could find with no success. If you do a search in download.com, you'll find a bunch. Maybe one will work for you. I'd be wary of the ones that search and then report they can recover xxx files if you pay. Not a help now, but there are several free solutions that will allow you to automatically or manually upload pics to Picassa, flickr, facebook, etc. At least you can prevent future loss. Good luck.
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I have issues with the 3d gallery on my moment where all of my pictures disappear from time to time and then come back without the thumbnails. They're all still there though on my phone, the gallery just keeps losing them. I'm about to flash a different rom soon though so hopefully that takes care of the minor issues I have been having.
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I used a flash card recovery program to find the missing pics, but after doing so it wanted me to pay $50. It did actually find them because it allowed me to preview them. Is anyone aware of a similar program that's cheaper or free?
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I went through the same dilemma a few years ago and after trying about 20 "free" data recovery programs I did finally find one that worked but that was several computers ago and I have no idea which one it was. There are tons out there. Keep trying and you'll find one.
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I went into my phone's gallery earlier today and noticed all of the pictures in the "Camera pictures" folder were gone with the exception of one picture of my son that I took last night. Took the sd card out and put it into the laptop and still couldn't find the missing pictures (about 300 of them). Has this happened to anyone else and, if so, were you ever able to get them back?
This just happened to me last week. All of the pictures from my son's birth up till last week (over 200) are all gone. Same results as well, I took a picture of something on my truck went into gallery, 1 photo. The one I had just taken.
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This just happened to me last week. All of the pictures from my son's birth up till last week (over 200) are all gone. Same results as well, I took a picture of something on my truck went into gallery, 1 photo. The one I had just taken.
Wow, that sucks. I had some pictures from my daughter's 1st birthday party that were deleted so I can feel your pain. I'll keep looking for the free recovery program. If anyone else finds one first please let us know.
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I suffered one data loss experience, but not for the reason like you. I lost photos during transferring.
Anyway no matter for which reason, the first thing you should do is to stop saving new data on card.
I get back all my lost photos with Wondershare Photo Recovery.
It can recover lost photos, videos and audios from digital cameras and coputers.
If you don't have any experience in recovery, follow the step-by-step guide to recover your lost photos.

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Just an FYI but when you download apps from the market place they tell you before you install they will/have ability to delete SD files! Not sure the full in and outs of that process but it does say it so that could be a possibility.
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this happened to me the other day, actually... not my pictures but my apk folder. i connected via usb, mounted, transferred the file, unmounted, then looked it up on root explorer and *bam*, the entire folder was gone... lost my entire inventory of apks... was less than happy
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this happened to me the other day, actually... not my pictures but my apk folder. i connected via usb, mounted, transferred the file, unmounted, then looked it up on root explorer and *bam*, the entire folder was gone... lost my entire inventory of apks... was less than happy
I've noticed something like that too sometimes on my phone. It seems if I transfer a big file with the phone conected via usb that when I access the file on the phone sometimes they disappear. I can go back and load it again via usb and check the filesize and it shows 0k on the filesize and if I access it it goes away again. Then I pull the sd card from the phone and load the same file with a reader and put it back in the phone and it works fine.

I've seen that several times on different kinds of files. Idk if it matters but I'm rooted and running dearmasfamily's custom rom right now but I had the same issue on joeykrim's too.
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Anyone know what the issue is? I recently bought a 8 gig micro sd and when I installed it and transferred some music and pics to my phone it seems like I keep losing my pics and music
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Are you rooted/custom or still running the stock rom?
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Same here, I've lost numerous files somehow after transferring big files onto my SD Card. I think somehow it ends up deleting stuff to make room for what you just added and don't know why its doing that. Especially when it should just let you know from the jump if you are out of space, rather than deleting files.

So wack. Thankfully I already had the files backed up on my laptop and just re added them to my card. Such a pain though
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Are you rooted/custom or still running the stock rom?
I downloaded 2.0 from the sprint site shortly after I bought the phone
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I just got the Moment on Friday, I had 300 contacts, and 1,800 pictures and videos that I've had for 2 years. I've never had any problems with any other phone using my SD card. Fortunately, I'm still able to have access to several hundred of the pictures on Sprints picture mail online, and I save the important ones on my computer. This phone also doesn't hold a charge. Tomorrow, I am picking up yet another phone from Sprint When it's plugged up, the phone says it's not charging, how ironic! Does anybody know if there's an online album available on the Moment, like on other phones?
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After I installed a few simple apps, I found all my photos missing. I tracked them down using astro file manager, and found they were inexplicably turned to raw files and no longer jpgs.

Any one have a solution to that?
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After I installed a few simple apps, I found all my photos missing. I tracked them down using astro file manager, and found they were inexplicably turned to raw files and no longer jpgs.

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it just happened to me last night I was looking at some pics and in different folder a lot of my pics are gone.. good thing is that I had 2 back ups cause I'm that much of a freak when it comes to my pictures lol
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Exclamation I just had the same usse, but I found my files.

I used File Explorer and all of my pictures and videos were in the Lost.Dir folder. Now, I have to figure out how to convert them back fo video and image files
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I used File Explorer and all of my pictures and videos were in the Lost.Dir folder. Now, I have to figure out how to convert them back fo video and image files
Checked my old micro SD card and the same thing happened. That's where they all disappeared to. Hopefully there is a way to convert them back
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what room are you guys running i also have ahd this happen to me with music and pics lucky i got backups of pics . but my music and costum rings are all not being recognized. and even some of the stock ringer are gone. tried 2 different roms thinking it was the media software and nothing switched out the sd card and same old same old. this really sucks

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what ever it is its media related cause they all show up on my daughter phone hacked droid.
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hi i am pia and i too had this problem but later recovered it by going through this link which i got through google search. The software was able to recover photos from digital camera under varoius common data loss scenarios.
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Just an FYI but when you download apps from the market place they tell you before you install they will/have ability to delete SD files! Not sure the full in and outs of that process but it does say it so that could be a possibility.
Yeah, I agree. My SD card is good, my system is stable.... that only leaves an APK. (Aside from user error which could still be a factor as for myself.

I discovered I lost about 2 gigs worth of photos and MP3's. I am almost a hundred percent positive it was an app. Seems like there would be a trail.

Anyone know the name of a log I could look at in my directory that would describe this event? It seems like 2 gigs worth of data being uploaded or erased would have some snail trail somewhere in my device.
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I went into my phone's gallery earlier today and noticed all of the pictures in the "Camera pictures" folder were gone with the exception of one picture of my son that I took last night. Took the sd card out and put it into the laptop and still couldn't find the missing pictures (about 300 of them). Has this happened to anyone else and, if so, were you ever able to get them back?
Any luck?

I lost all my photos and music as well. Trying to find a log somewhere in my device of the event. I think an APK is th culprit.
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You can recover deleted photos from samsung android phone with photo recovery software, you may take a look at this android photo recovery tutorial which helped me last time.
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I went in and found all my music and pictures after they were mysteriously gone. They were in another DCIM folder. Another Sd EXT folder was made and there they were.

However, I kept getting these gray pictures and duplicates. I found a quick solution for that. The phone later reverted to reproducing these gray pictures without thumbnails.

The stock gallery and music player for my motorola droid 3 referenced only certain folders for music and pic. The app would not search for other folders. I could not change it.

I recovered the music by downloading another MP3 player app Maple. The maple app has a feature to search the phone for all the MP3 files. Once I played one song thru Maple... the stock player now located all the other MP3's.

For the pictures I imagine you could use a gallery download and do the same thing to find all your pictures.

You could also pair up your phone with your computer. Then, in your windows search bar search the phone and the SD card for file types. You will star.file ending. Example *.jpeg for that picture type. There are several picture file formats. That would be one of the most used. The search should pull out every file of that type.

I found all my pictures and videos this way.

For some reason the way the gallery and the music player referenced files changed. I have no idea why. There are these family apps that are separating and doing different things. The Google family, The Verizon family. I either attribute the changes to these apps or another app I downloaded. The support and updates for older phones is behind the curve. So, if you are running an older android version I would expect some bumps every now and then.

If your files were deleted and you want to recover them. STOP saving and erasing data on your phone. I used a cheap app from ******* for file recovery. It isnt 100% and you may find better out there but you can recover some of your files if they are important to you. The more you write and erase from your phone tho the more you lose. So, get to it quickly if that is the case.

Hope this helps.
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I used File Explorer and all of my pictures and videos were in the Lost.Dir folder. Now, I have to figure out how to convert them back fo video and image files
I changed the file extensions on some of mine back to jpeg on some of them.

I downloaded and app that did this. It made it where only the app could reference the files.

There is a UNIX utility that you can manage archive files, and a bunch of other file compressions like zip.
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When I woke up this morning I had all of my photo albums still in my phone. Nothing out of the ordinary. I went to take a video of my cat and when I went to rewatch it nothing was there. The video was gone, all of the photos in the album were gone and the album itself was gone and I didn't do a single thing to cause it. When one goes to delete a single photo or multiple photos there are several steps the phone makes you take before finalizing the delete just for absolute reassurance. I didn't do anything that would even remotely be close to deleting anything and than BOOM the album just vanishes?! I don't know if I had any pics in it that were important but it still has me upset knowing that all of my own personal things can be deleted in seconds without my approval.

I have a Droid Razr M and haven't found any forums online specifically on issues for this happening.
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