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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Taylor C, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Taylor C

    Taylor C Lurker
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    Okay so I have not ever installed any photo syncing backup thing app to my Android at all--no Google Photos, QuickPic, anything like that. I NEED to know if Android (on Galaxy S6), from a factory start, would back up photos anywhere online--for example, my old Microsoft Nokia Lumia would automatically sync photos to my OneDrive account. Because last night I was doing something with Android File Transfer, trying to make new albums, and I bloody deleted the DCIM folder--EVERY SINGLE CAMERA-APP PHOTO I HAVE EVER TAKEN IS GONE, INCLUDING MY SCREEN SHOTS.

    Please someone tell me there's a storage place for them somewhere or how to access them?!?! I lost entire memories, my list of places I was going to see in London, I'm really trying hard not to freak out here thx!!!

    >>ANDROID IS NOT ROOTED--i do not know HOW TO ROOT
    >>I HAVE A MAC OS (Yodot does not work on Mac)


    #1 Taylor C, Aug 12, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2016
  2. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    just get an app off of Play Store and have fun.

    I have used PhotoBucket with success, be sure to make it WiFi only though....
    you don't want a huge ding on your data plan.

    Lots of free storage out there, just have to shop around a little.

    On PhotoBucket, when one account gets full, I create a new email address and sign up for a new account... I have 4 accounts on PhotoBucket.

  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I'm afraid they are gone if you didn't use Google Photos or any cloud drives.
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  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Are they here: https://photos.google.com/

    They should be backed up automatically, but I'm not sure if you need to preconfigure the photo app to do so first.
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  6. Bodycount

    Bodycount Android Enthusiast

    Google Photo's is free and has unlimited space for pictures and videos but it lowers the resolution on pics (not sure on videos). It's still good though. It doesn't make the picture crappy looking.

    I use that plus I bought a WD MyCloud for my house which they have an app that auto uploads pics and videos I make. Also have a backup drive attached to it which mirrors it exactly in case the MyCloud unit stops working.

    Plus finally I bought a 128 GB USB flash drive and once a month I create a full backup of all my pictures and videos from my MyCloud drive and I store the flash drive in a drawer.

    So you see, I'm very concerned about my pictures and videos as I have 8 years of photos saved up. These pics and videos can't be replaced if I lose them so that's why I have so many backup sources.

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