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General Photos and memory card wiped...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mrcaptain, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. mrcaptain

    mrcaptain Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Turned my tablet on after it decharged, plugged it into my computer to back up my photos etc, only to find that all my photos and videos on the tablet and memory card are gone! The memory card is totally empty, but the only thing deleted from the tablet is my photos and videos. All the apps are still there.
    This, to me, seems strange.

    Has this happened to any one else?
    I could try data recovery software to try and get the photos back, but I'm away on business tonight for the next few days, and need my tablet, so i'm screwed.


  2. Mrhelper

    Mrhelper Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2012
    Have you inspected the internal storage using a file manager like ES File Explorer?

    Look under the folders in /sdcard/DCIM for photos or video that you took with the built-in camera.

    It seems possible that something changed on the PC to prevent the USB interface from working as you expect.

    If the files really are gone, what you describe would happen if a Factory data reset were performed on the tablet. If you had the Google backup/restore options on, after the reset, the device would automatically install all apps that you had installed, restore your email settings, etc., but would not restore photos, videos, or any other user files.

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