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Recovering a deleted snapchat; NOMEDIA file

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Android Question

    Thread Starter

    I sent a snapchat on accident without saving it, and it was one I meant to save. I really want to find it, but I can't seem to figure out how to open the nomedia file.

    I plugged my phone into my computer and found all the snapchat files, and I read that you can just delete .NOMEDIA from the name and it turns it to a JPEG and opens it. The one I want to open is:


    Certainly enough, when I rename it without the nomedia, it recognizes it as a JPEG, but when I open it with windows photo viewer, it can't open it. It says the file may be damaged/corrupted/wrong file type.

    Any ideas? Thanks so much, I really appreciate the help!

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    It's evidently not a jpg file or it's a damaged one. Depending on what's wrong with it your chances of recovery are (if it's a different picture file type) excellent to (if it's a badly damaged jpg file) nonexistent. First step is probably to contact the author.

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