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  1. gcole

    gcole New Member This Topic's Starter

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    So my wife's thrill has been running super slow over the last month or so. She uninstalled a bunch of apps, deleted a bunch of stuff and it was still lagy. So she decided to do a factory reset on it. I had her install astro file manager and check to make sure her pictures were saved under /mnt/sdcard/dcim - which I assumed was the SD card. The photos and videos were there and she proceeded to do a reset - and of course now everything is gone. We didn't realize that /mnt/sdcard wasn't actually the sd card, but the phones internal memory on the Thrill :mad:. Is there any way to recover these deleted files? Connect the phone to a computer as mass storage and scan the internal sd drive with a recovery tool? Or are these gone forever?
     

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  2. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

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    I've done a factory reset on a few android devices and the pictures were still there. Just make sure u look under the right file. If they are not there then most likely they are gone. Check under DCIM then look for a sub folder called thumbnails. Maybe they might be in there.
     
  3. gcole

    gcole New Member This Topic's Starter

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    For those interested, the files were indeed deleted with the factory reset since they were saved on the phones memory, not the actual sd card. However, I installed Recuva, hooked the phone up to the computer as mass storage and scanned the internal drive. Doing a quick scan it found about 5 of the files. Then I did a deep scan and it found most, if not all of the pictures, videos and music files that she had on the phone. Most of the pictures showed up 5 or 6 times, so we have almost 10,000 files to sort through. But from our skimming through them it looks like we saved at least 75%, and possibly all of the files.
     
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    barrettjet Member

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    I accidentally erased ALL instead on ONE on my FinePix 3D camera and thanks to this forum was able to quickly recover 25 videos and 50 stills.
    I removed the 32GB micro SD and ran it on my Win7 desktop.
    :) THANKS
     
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