I'm an idiot I deleted my camera DCIM folder does any one know how to restore

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    I'm an idiot I deleted my camera DCIM folder does any one know how to restore. Cant use recovery software on the computer due to it not seeing as a drive sees as a device
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    The folder should be re-created once you take a picture. Try doing that and see what happens.
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    it recreated folder but I want the pictures that I lost
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    Are you rooted?
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    ROOTED, Unlocked, running Gummy Nexus 6.6
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    I have Tried both of them neither work on 4.0 :( I hate not having an SD card
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    If it was the internal memory, it may be lost forever but there is still a chance of recovery. If it's the SD card (on phones with them), the chance of recovery is greater. I use several applications for the purpose of recovery of files and directories. One that works well is R-Studio. There are plenty of similar applications and most perform equally well but some are more intuitive than others making the process easier. Google a search for "recover files SD card USB", or "undelete camera card", and that should yield a number of appropriate options. Just be careful NOT to take ANY new pictures since they will be effectively overwriting the ones you wish to recover.

    By the way, this process will go much easier if you do this on a PC through the USB cable so make sure the application you choose allows recovery of "external drives".

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    I would call that folder lost. Sorry.

    Just be more careful next time.
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    Dang. I know you said you can't use software on pc, since the internal storage isn't seen but let's try something...

    Open up settings->Storage and press menu button on bottom click USB Storage then select Camera PTP instead of MTP

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    What program did you try before? Give this one a shot. Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
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    I wouldn't. Unless the data has been overwritten it still exists on the flash ram.

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    Dam I got some sweet pics of my car that I lost lol and dog. I wish there was some cracked program that would do this. Somebody needs to make one I know I would buy it
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    Did you try my suggestion 3 posts above?
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    I tried recovermyfiles, diskinternals disk recovery.

    The problem is that computers dont assign the phone a drive letter so the programs dont see it. If I could see the phone recovermyfiles would work use it all the time for clients I'm a computer tech. I cant believe I was that dumb to delete the folder not just the pic. I did try changing this still dosnt show up as a drive on a mac, pc xp or win7
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    Since the phone doesn't assign a drive letter, the only way to recover may be to root and use root tools on the phone to gain access to the flash ram. There is the possibility that rooting will enable you to assign a drive letter and thereby allow a USB mount - but you may also need to flash a particular ROM that provides that functionality, however you probably know that.

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    Google Plus?

    Did you have auto-upload of pictures on Google+? If you did, then your pictures will be on Picasa Web/Google+. I found it yet another safeguard for pictures. You can configure it to upload only during WIFI and/or only when plugged in. Even if you don't use Google+, it's a good way to save your pictures.
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    just set that up now lol
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