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Recovery of Deleted Images in My Files - Samsung Galaxy S8+

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by tpacker, May 22, 2020.

  1. tpacker

    tpacker Lurker
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    Inadvertently deleted images when in the My Files app. Meant just to delete downloads, but images also were deleted and were not backed up and no SD card inserted. Samsung recommended this site: https://www.samsung-android-transfer.com/recover-android/recover-deleted-photos-on-samsung-s8.html

    and to download FoneLab for Android. FoneLab did a scan but did not find the images, which are not in the Gallery trash. A message says that the images will be permanently deleted in 30 days. Any advice on how to recover? Thank you.
     



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  2. MoodyBlues

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    Welcome to Android Forums, tpacker! :)

    Unfortunately, once files are deleted they're usually impossible to recover.

    You said you used the My Files app to delete them. Some things to try: find where the app stores its working files, and look for them there. For example, my favorite file manager, MiXplorer, stores its cache and other files in /Android/data/com.mixplorer.silver:

    Screenshot_20200523-105802.png

    From there, navigating through its sub-directories, I see various files stored in its directories:

    Screenshot_20200523-105827.png

    I don't use its [or any apps'] recycle bin, but if I did it would most likely be found here. Try exploring until you find where My Files stores its working files--it's possible it saved your images temporarily when you deleted them.

    Also, scour your device for hidden directories like ".$recycle_bin$" or ".some_app.trash" or similar. And double-check My Files to see if it has a recycle bin and you had it turned on.
    It had to find something or else it couldn't have said they'd be permanently deleted later. :) So try my suggestions above.

    Finally, are you sure your photos weren't automatically being backed up? For example, by Google Photos [the most likely choice], Dropbox, Amazon Photos, etc. Check those, too!
     
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