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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Jboy25, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Jboy25

    Jboy25 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi all. First-time thread starter to this forum and I need a lot of help. So basically about 3 days ago I created a voice recorder file on my phone. I have created thousands before and this one saved to my phone with no problem. It's a file of me singing and of lyrics for a specific song I am writing, I will call it "File A." The next day I listened to it and upon realizing I wanted to develop some of the ideas on the file, I recorded another file of me playing guitar and singing. When I finished recording the second file, which I will call "File B," I decided to rename it to the same name as the what File A is named since it is going to be the same song. See but If anyone has used voice recorder before they will know that voice recorder will stop you from naming a file the same thing as another file. But this time voice recorder did not do this and the rename menu was allowed to leave and it when back to the normal voice recorder list screen. But upon looking at the voice recorder list I saw that File B's name hadn't been changed and was still Voice 594. I tried to rename it again, and upon remembering that a file cannot have the same name as another file, this time to something similar to File A's name. Again, though, File B's name stayed as Voice 594. Upon seeing that it still had not renamed, I decided to close the app, which I know now was a big mistake. File A, which was of me singing and of lyrics, deleted. After seeing how it had deleted, I went through My Files and searched for it to see if it was hidden somewhere but sadly it was not. I then restarted my phone to see if that would help and after that reset app settings. Sadly they both didn't work and the file was still missing. I learned online that I should run file recovery software on the sd card that my voice recorder files were saved to and see if that helps. Sadly all of the 3 file recovery software I used on my sd card all froze in the middle of checking the sd card. I am pretty sure this is because the sd card has bad sectors or partitions in it and upon putting it through a diagnostic tool, many errors and red marks popped up when diagnosing the sd card. After that, I copied the Lost.DIR folder onto my computer and the voice recorder folder onto my computer and ran file recovery software on them both. They finished but when they did, they did not contain the file I was looking for.

    That's pretty much all that has happened since I found out the file was missing. I recorded the file in the afternoon of the 25th, it deleted in the early afternoon of the 26th and I haven't been using my sd card for anything but running file recovery software on since the 26th. What should I do or have I done everything I can? Would really like this file back. Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    The app may have updated allowing the rename.
    Chances are its not recoverable.
     
  3. Jboy25

    Jboy25 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I saw that the app was missing an update so I updated it to see if that would make the file reappear so that sucks. If I was able to repair my sd card and then actually finish running file recovery software on it, would I have better luck at finding this file? Or since I already finished running software on the copied files of my sd card is there nothing to be gained?
     
  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Have you tried using a file manager that may be able to find this file?
    Try installing solid explorer from the play store and go thru all of your folders
     
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