How to recover deleted photos and files on Android

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Surely on some occasion you have accidentally deleted images or files that you did not want to delete on your Android mobile . The first thing you have to do is not lose your cool, there are ways to recover them and, believe it or not, quite simple. Of course, you have to bear in mind that the longer it takes to try to rescue that data, the chances of saving it will be less . It is not the same that you get down to work when you lose them, than when weeks or months have already passed.

Despite the great evolution that has occurred in the telephony sector, storage continues to be one of the main problems. This inevitably leads us to that on many occasions we have to delete some files , losing important things along the way. There are basically two ways to get back to them and pretend nothing happened.

Android files

Through the computer (without root)

You don't necessarily have to have a rooted Android device to recover photos, files, and videos. There is a way that will allow you to reverse the process, although you will need to have a computer and a recovery program. This is where Recuva comes into play , created by the same developer of the popular CCleaner , which you already know helps keep your computer free of malware and spyware.

To use Recuva follow the following steps.

Ӣ Connect the device to the PC and run Recuva .

Ӣ Select your device in the list at the top left and press Scan .

Ӣ When the scan is complete, select the file and click Recover .

The preview of your file will not be available, but don't worry because it is quite normal. Remember that you must save the file on your computer at that time. With this program, you can also recover several files at once (not just one), something especially useful if you have accidentally deleted an entire folder.

Through an application (with root)

If you have the phone rooted, you can recover your files directly from your Android device . To do this, you will have to download and install an application called DiskDigger . It is an app that allows you to recover photos, videos, audio files and other types of files deleted from memory, or even those that were on a MicroSD card . The advantage of this application is that it allows you to choose which part of the system you want to scan, in order to recover your lost files much faster.

When you have downloaded the application, you will be prompted for root privileges. When you access them, you will enter a menu where the directories of your device are located. Select the one you are interested in and go to the next menu. Here you can choose the types of files you want to recover. Once you mark the ones you want to rescue, click on " Ok " to start the process. The analysis will take a few minutes, but when it is finished it will show those that can be recovered. Click on the " save " icon to upload the files to FTP or save them on your device.