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  1. elkington_i9000

    elkington_i9000 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi everyone. I recently got myself a galaxy s i9000 im really pleased with the phone and glad i got rid of iphone. Today i purchased an sd card for thehandset. When the guy installed it rather than wipeing the external sd he wiped the internalnsd. This means ive lost all my photos and videos of my newborn baby :-(( . A few of the photos remain on my desktop in photoframes and one as the background, so they must be saved somewhere still, right? Is there any app or method of recovering them i want them back so bad!!!!! Thanks a bunch
     

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    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    You might be able to recover the deleted files by connecting your phone your computer and then running a recovery program on it. As for the wallpaper, I am afraid that's stored in a different format and will be quite difficult to recover.
     
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    elkington_i9000 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for your help on this, my pc is working again now so i can dig around.
     
  5. goyal.sanchit

    goyal.sanchit Well-Known Member

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    Ok 1st of all STOP using your phone and more importantly adding files to it till you get the files recovered. Even though the card is formatted files can still remain on the card. BUT they will be erased if you write more stuff onto it. So best way is not to take chances.


    Now what method you adopt is dependent upon how important are the pics. You can connect your phone to the pc and use some software like "Recovermyfiles" and check if it can recover some files. I am optimistic you would get results.


    Otherwise you can also visit proffesionals who generally have better tool to extract data but they might be costly.
     
  6. duyanhtran

    duyanhtran New Member

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    Pandora Recovery is a great freeware to use to recover deleted files from your SD card. Just google it and Download it to a computer. Then run a scan on the SD card by connecting your phone to the computer. I unmounted my SD card and slid it into the card reader on my laptop to make it easier.

    Good luck
     
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

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    I've used PhotoRec PhotoRec - CGSecurity a free open-source tool, to successfully recover valuable photos from a friend's SD card that he had accidentally formatted. However as others have pointed out it's vitally important to not write other files to the SD card that you wish to recover the photos from.
     
  8. pangaea

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    Hi elkington_i9000,

    I figured this out, but didn't find any one post that addressed it from start to finish. I had to do a hard reset last night when I couldn't access anything on the phone..the equivalent of the BSOD. I didn't want to lose about two weeks worth of photos of my nearly three year old daughter. I was able to mount my phone's internal SD on my pc. See tip #8 here (very easy). 10 essential tips Galaxy S users should know(1) | CareAce You might still be able to recover those photos....even though it's been a month since your post (I'll want to see a pic if this works for you. ;)

    Everything I had ever taken, photo, video, audio was still on my card even though most had been deleted months ago. So after prepping your phone for mounting. You can try either of these...I tried several...(I was obsessing about this last night.) Five Best Free Data Recovery Tools PhotoRec worked nicely for all types of files, but no pretty GUI. Stellar Pheonix Photo Recovery will allow you to pull music and photos, but no video. It does have a nice GUI and gives you thumbnail previews of the files. This costs $39.00. The scan is free though, so you might do that first just to confirm you're seeing the files that you actually want and then you can use PhotoRec to actually recover them (it would take another full scan though...PhotoRec is faster than Stellar). I had to run PhotoRec twice to get it to find the files...first time didn't find much for some reason...probably an incorrect setting on my part. I tried Recuva from the Lifehacker site and only found a handful of my files. You might try that one as well.

    Every png, bmp, midi, and just about any other file was available too...so you might find some other things you're looking for.

    Anyway, all my files are happily on my PC...now I just have to reinstall all my apps. :(

    Good luck!

    Brad
     
  9. Vampiress

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    am i right by saying you factory reset your phone to it's original state (as you had it out of the box?) i have a similar issue and need to recover hundreds and hundreds of pictures from my phone.
    i wasnt to clarify things before i do anything drastic to the phone

    thanks for any help brad
     
  10. pangaea

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    Yes, I did a 3 Button Factory Hard Reset to it original state. All the media files were recovered. Apps and settings were of course lost, but that was a secondary concern. After the reset, I immediately started recovery efforts. i.e. I did not download any new apps, or files as I didn't want to risk overwriting my data. Hope that helps. B
     
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  11. Vampiress

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    well at this point i can't think what else i have to loose.

    i did test the software on the laptop because i had to format that too this week lol......i should stay away from technology at the minute.

    well i pray to god this works because i just rest the phone and it's now on.:eek:

    now for the hard work of getting all the pictures recovered.

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    OMG i can't believe it. i reset back to factory condition (ie as it looked when i pulled it out of the box) and all folders are there, everything. all stuff still on there.
    every i'd ever taken was there....phew.
    LMAO i even have new sample pics on there and sample videos i didn't have before.
    i can't believe i panicked all day and i should have done this first thing this morning.
     
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    That's great! You may have had a soft reset. When I upgraded to the most recent Android (not yet Froyo... :( ) I lost a few of my settings but everything else was there....photos, video, etc. Well, happy day. ;)
     
  13. Vampiress

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    i'm gutted that i lost my contacts, 'navigation' and 'places' but it's a small price to pay.:p
     

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