1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Sd card file recovery

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Ungreatful_Dead66, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Ungreatful_Dead66

    Thread Starter

    Not sure where the appropriate place to post this so if not the right area I apologize.

    Last night while downloading different items and then going to transfer them my sd card was wiped clean. I don't know how but it's not cool. My problem is this: I currently don't have pc access or a rooted phone so I can't figure out how to recover my files... I had over 200 family pics on the card that are not replaceable, I need these back. If anyone has any ideas please let me know...
     



    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


      Download

       
  2. Pugs1957

    Pugs1957 Guest

    You need a PC to stand a chance of recovering those files.
     
  3. Ungreatful_Dead66

    Thread Starter

    Damn. I was holding out hope to not need to go there...

    Is it even guaranteed, or still a shot in the dark?
    Best program to use?
     
  4. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member

    In the meantime, DO NOT use your SD card! Anything you write to that card will likely overwrite the photos. They are still there for the moment, but the space has been marked as available for use. Remove the card and set it aside until you can get some recovery software to retrieve the remaining photos and files.
     
    Hadron, argedion and mikedt like this.
  5. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member

    You can TRY the Restore Image app on your device. It might help you.
     
    argedion and mikedt like this.
  6. Ungreatful_Dead66

    Thread Starter

    I have put it aside, trust me. Not gonna risk it getting screwed worse.

    Restore image app doesn't work... tried numerous restore apps to no avail... Oh, I just thought of something, will me using more than one sd restore app ( trying at least) make it any worse? Or should the pics still be accessible?
     
    mikedt likes this.
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Recuva might be one of your best bets, it is PC(Windows) and requires the SD to be directly accessible from the PC, i.e. via an SD card reader. And I have used it to retrieve deleted files.
    http://www.piriform.com/recuva
     
    Ungreatful_Dead66 likes this.
  8. Ungreatful_Dead66

    Thread Starter


    Hmm... no card reader. Can't be done with it in phone? Maybe in use storage mode?

    Geez, I shoulda stuck with my s4 and not even gotten this phone. Nothing but problems...
     
  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Nope, it must be directly accessible from the PC, i.e. has a drive letter, MTP via the phone will not work. Recuva must have direct access to the file system, MTP doesn't allow that. SD readers are not expensive anyway and are a fairly common item, do you have a computer shop near you? Most recent laptops have an SD reader.
     
    argedion likes this.
  10. Ungreatful_Dead66

    Thread Starter

    Yeah. Getting one won't be a problem, other than I'm cheap lol

    Hate spending unnecessary money. But I guess, never know when I'll need it again.

    I'll do that soon and let you know if it works or if I need other options.

    Thanks for the help. ( off to work I must go tho for now)
     
  11. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Recuva works by directly reading all of the storage media, like an SD, looking for what might be valid data files at a low level. That's why the SD must be directly connected to the PC. The important thing is not to write anything else or make any changes to the SD, for any chance of getting your photos back, at least until you can use Recuva.
     
  12. glc

    glc Android Enthusiast

    If your card appears to have been wiped clean, it may have failed, or is a counterfeit card
    that has been written past its true size.
     
  13. CM F

    CM F Lurker

    I would recommend Autopsy(the GUI version of SleuthKit) or Deft Linux over Recuva. Hell, I would even go so far as to suggest downloading Blade, an incredible GUI file carver, for the free trial. Point is there are a ton of different ways to recover your photos spending NO money out of pocket. if the SD card still works i can almost guarantee your photos are safe.

    Don't google 'file restoration' or 'save my pictures'. Google 'open source Forensic software'.
     
  14. Mark Peterson

    Mark Peterson Newbie

    Well, I have the same problem too but it's too complicated so i just bought a new one :D.
     
  15. bennie23

    bennie23 Lurker

    Recuva is a really good tool. I have used it to recover my accidentally deleted photos. But they were lost from the phone's internal memeory. You can have a try, and DiskDigger, they are good choices to recover sd card files.
     
    #16 bennie23, Nov 23, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2016
Loading...
Similar Threads - card file recovery
  1. Doug F
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    502
  2. startac4
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    543
  3. bbxrider
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    450
  4. SofiiaS
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    528
  5. Mafag
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    847
  6. ojos
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    1,253
  7. VicV50
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    379
  8. Hennisy420
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    419
  9. dorlow
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    542
  10. PGB1213
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    327

Share This Page

Loading...