Can't find current wallpaper on Droid

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  1. Dchun48

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    I have an interesting dilemma. I got a Droid from Verizon a few months back and used it to take a picture of my son at his little league game. It was a pretty good pic, so I used it as my wallpaper. After about a week I had to return that phone to Verizon because it was having some troubles. When I activated the new phone they sent me, the wallpaper was there on the new phone and that was fine with me.

    Now I want to download that picture from the phone onto my laptop, but I can't find it on the phone anywhere! It isn't in the memory anywhere I looked, it isn't in the standard wallpaper gallery either and it isn't in the phone as a picture.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks!
     
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    Anybody?

    Does anybody know how to see the wallpaper currently being used? I just downloaded Astro file manager and that was no help. I noticed at least one other user with a similar issue - SOMEBODY must be able to point us in the right direction....
     
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    Typically, your photos are stored on your SD card in the DCIM file. Using Astro select
    sdcard, tap DCIM, tap camera.

    Hope this is helpful.

    Mike
     
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    Good advice, unfortunately I found that posted on another thread. I downloaded Astro and the pic is nowhere to be found on the card, I also mounted the card to my laptop and searched that way - no luck. I even downloaded a utility that recovers deleted images from various devices - still nothing.

    I know that pic is on either the card or the phone - it HAS to be or it could not show up as wallpaper - I just can't find it.
     
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    Try this-- open Astro tap search and enter IMG. That will return any file with the IMG which should be on the photo you took with your phone.
     
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    "Nothing found"

    This is the interesting thing - I took the picture with another phone using a different card.

    I honestly don't know how the picture got on this phone in the first place! I was going to download the pic off the old phone before I sent it back to Verizon but when I saw the pic already on the new phone I didn't bother.

    That is why I am trying to find the standard wallpaper images - I figure it must be in the same place as those - Astro won't find them either.

    The pic isn't really all that important any more (it's nice, but it won't kill me to lose it) it's the principle.

    I just hate getting beat by a device (the Droid in this case.) Now it's personal - I simply will not bow in defeat to a phone - that pic is in the phone
    somewhere and I WILL find it.

    All advice is appreciated (and I need it!)
     
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    I'm out of ideas. Sorry I was not able to help.

    Mike
     
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    It's OK, now I'm in real trouble - let my 15 y/o daughter look at the phone to see if she could find it (my mistake, I forgot 15 year olds know everything) - she changed the wallpaper and now it's gone.

    It was probably in a cache file someplace any way, most likely not recoverable.
     
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