Sunday, June 2, 2013

How to Recover Lost Data on Samsung Galaxy

Can I restore photos deleted from my Samsung Galaxy?

I accidently deleted the entire contents of the "Camera" folder on my Samsung Galaxy S2. All of the photos and videos which I had taken in the past 2 months were lost. Actually, i know I ought to back them up. Is there any way I can restore them?

When a "delete" is completed, the particular space that the file takes up is usually marked as blank and can be used again by new files, however, the deleted file will probably be still there until finally new data overwrites it. Consequently, if you ever haven't taken any new photos or video clips, you still can recover deleted photos by making use of Samsung Galaxy recovery software.

First of all, download a reliable Samsung Galaxy recovery software tool: Dr.Fone for Android. This software enables you to recover contacts, messages, photos and videos from Samsung Galaxy devices, like Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Ace, and much more.

Download the free trial version of this Samsung Galaxy recovery software here.

Notice: Please check your Samsung device model and the Android OS here before you decide to perform the recovery. Not every Samsung devices is supported right now by Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android.

Step 1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer
Prior to doing anything else, connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer. And then run the program and you may find the primary window below. Your Samsung Galaxy device will probably be detected instantly.

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Step 2. Enable USB debugging

If you did not enable USB debugging on the device before, you have to set it at this point. There are actually different ways for different devices based on the Android OS versions. Pick the one for yours and follow it.
1) For Android OS 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" > Click "Applications" > Click "Development" > Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android OS 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" > Click "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android OS 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" > Click "About Phone" > Tap "Build number" for several times till finding a note "You are under developer mode" > Returning to "Settings" > Click "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging"

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Step 3. Prepare to scan your Samsung Galaxy

When your device is connected and detected by the program, click the "Start" button in the screen below to start analyzing it. Before doing this, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan.

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After the analyzing, you need to turn to your device's homescreen to click "Allow", so that the scan can be started. Then click "Start" to scan your device now.

Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click "Allow" more than one time on your device's homescreen. It's normal. Just do it if it askes.

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Step 4. Preview and recover lost data from Samsung Galaxy
The scan will cost you a while. Right after it, you are able to preview all contacts found on your Samsung Galaxy. Select "Contacts" on the left of the window. You can even examine all information on your contacts. Mark those you need and conserve all of them on your pc by simply clicking on "Recover" at the lower right corner.

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The scan usually takes some time. Once messages and contacts are scanned out, it will remind you. And you may stop the actual scan to get them back in case you only want to recover deleted messages and contacts. With regard to photos and video, it will require more time to scan out all of them.

As soon as the scan completed, you are able to check out details of all the found data one after the other. Mark those you desire and click on "Recover" to conserve them on your PC.

Note: Don't save the recovered data on your Samsung Galaxy again.


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