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How to recover (randomly) deleted files from SD card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by IoGza, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. IoGza

    IoGza Lurker
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    I just recently noticed that all the files that were contained on my SD card were just deleted out of nowhere. I don't know what could have caused such a thing to happen and now cannot figure out a way to recover all of the photos, documents, and music which was contained on the file. Are there any legitimate, preferably free, data recovery software that could help me in restoring the data I lost, I would be really appreciative.


  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I've used Recuva(free version) to retrieve deleted files succesfully from storage devices.
    You'll need a computer(Windows) with an SD card reader.
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  3. wenso martin

    wenso martin Member

    Use any file recovery software or app to retrieve files from SD card...
  4. KBU2

    KBU2 Android Expert

    Would you happened to had Google Drive schedule backup enabled?
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  5. IoGza

    IoGza Lurker
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    I've looked into multiple software restoring applications, but a majority of them seem to be either scams, viruses, or have their features blocked by a paywall. So no luck there
  6. IoGza

    IoGza Lurker
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    No, I never enable that, I may have dropbox scheduled backup, but that wouldn't have all the files that I lost
  7. IoGza

    IoGza Lurker
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    Thank's for the suggestion, but it seems as though I'll only be able to use recuva when I've gotten a SD card adapter as the program is not able to browse the files trough the phone itself; so if I am not to find any other helpful tips here, then I will just try the method I just listed and see what happens.
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    A usb card reader is very cheap, and no program will be able to do it with the card in the phone - the phone uses MTP to allow the computer to access files on the card, not usb mass storage, and MTP doesn't give the level of filesystem access that recovery software needs.

    Best thing is to take the card out of the phone in the meantime to prevent files being overwritten.

    And when you have recovered what you can, check the card isn't a fake (which can cause irrecoverable data loss), and consider whether you still trust it either way (if you don't know what caused the problem).
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  9. IoGza

    IoGza Lurker
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    Thank you very much for the information, I will make sure to get a SD card adapter and hopefully be able to recover the data that was lost
  10. baizhou

    baizhou Newbie

    To recover (randomly) deleted files from SD card, you can use Android SD Card Recovery. With its help, you can easily access the deleted files from SD Card and recover them back easily, including lost or deleted photos, videos, music and documents.

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