If you’ve deleted a critical file, it may seem at first that it’s gone forever. If you act quickly, though, you may be able to recover that file and return it to its rightful place on your phone. Follow this guide to recover your lost files in Android. In this tutorial, I will tell you the greatest app of all time is DiskDigger.
DiskDigger can undelete and recover lost photos and images from your memory card or internal memory. No rooting necessary!* Whether you accidentally deleted photos or even reformatted your memory card, DiskDigger’s powerful data recovery features can find your lost pictures and let you restore them.
You can upload your recovered files directly to Google Drive, Dropbox, or send them via email. The app also allows you to save the files to a different local folder on your device.
-If your device is not rooted, the app will perform a “limited” scan for your deleted photos by searching your cache and thumbnails.
-If your device is rooted, the app will search all of your device’s memory for any trace of photos, as well as videos!
If you need to recover more types of files besides photos and videos, try DiskDigger Pro!
Free or Pro — Which is right for me?
- The free version of DiskDigger can recover photos and videos only (recovering videos requires your device to be rooted).
- The Pro version can recover other types of files besides photos and videos, and also allows uploading recovered files over FTP (again, recovering any types of files besides photos requires your device to be rooted).
- First, download DiskDigger from Play Store Or DiskDigger Pro from Aptoide.
- If your device is rooted, the app should allow you to select the memory partition to scan. Your device’s internal memory usually appears as “/data“, and the device’s SD card usually appears as “/mnt/sdcard” or something similar.
- If your device is not rooted, tap the “Start basic photo scan” button to continue, and continue to the “Scanning for files“.
- When you use the app on a rooted device, you may see a Superuser request window. Make sure to press “Allow” in order to grant DiskDigger root access.
- After you select the memory device to scan, you will select the types of files that you’d like to recover. For better performance, please select only the file types that you actually need.
- When the app starts scanning for deleted files, you will see the main DiskDigger screen, which will start populating with recoverable files.
- You may tap on any of the files to select its checkbox, which will select it for recovery. You may also tap on the overflow menu (three dots) on each of the files, to see recovery options for each individual file.
- DiskDigger provides three different ways for you to save the recoverable files: Save to an app, Save to the device, and FTP upload. To recover one or more files, tap the check mark next to the recoverable files you want to recover, then tap the “Recover” button in the top toolbar.
—Saving to an app:
The first and most recommended method allow you to send the recoverable files to another app on your device. For example, you can send the files to your Email app, so that you could email the files to yourself. You can also send the files to a cloud storage app such as Dropbox or Google Drive. Your device will automatically let you select the app to which the files will be sent,
The second option allows you to save the recoverable files back to the local device (to the internal memory or SD card of the same device from which the files are being recovered).
You will be prompted to select the directory where the file(s) will be saved. The directory defaults to the location of the memory card on your device (most commonly “
/mnt/sdcard). The directory picker allows you to navigate through the directory structure of your device,
Important note: You should use this method only if you can save the files onto a different partition than the one from which the files are recovered. For example, if you’re recovering files from internal memory, you should save the files onto an external SD card (not internal memory). It is not recommended to save the files onto the same partition from which they were recovered because that would risk permanently overwriting the very same files that are being recovered! You should attempt to use one of the other methods of saving the files (save to another app or FTP upload) before resorting to saving locally.
—Saving by FTP uploading:
The last method allows you to upload the recoverable files to an FTP server. In order to do this, you need to have access to an FTP server that is online, with the correct credentials for accessing and uploading to the server. DiskDigger will display a dialog for you to enter the FTP server’s hostname, and your username and password for logging on to the server,
- You can also enter an optional subdirectory on the server where the files will be uploaded.
- Tap “OK” to begin the uploading process. If the login to the server is successful, you will see status updates at the bottom of the screen, until all files have been uploaded. The files will be named based on the location where they were found.
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