Phone Deleted all .jpg and .png from SD Card

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  1. tebower

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    I have seen reports scattered around the internet and across different phones related to what I just experienced.

    I discovered tonight upon opening Gallery on Fission 2.4.3 that practically all of my images and videos had somehow been deleted from my SD card. In my camera folder, where 250 images had been, 6 now were. I have no explanation for this, but used recovery software to get most back.

    Does anyone have any insight into this? I know about the need to unmount properly, etc., but a data corruption from improperly disconnecting a flash drive should destroy random data. This deletion was only images and videos.
     
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    Do you use .nomedia files?

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    A few, and some are created by applications that store their data on the sd card, like Asphalt 5. Why?
     
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    Use a file manager app to look in sdcard/dcim/camera to see if pictures are there. Look also for a .nomedia file.

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    No...they are not hidden by a nomedia file. I mounted it and searched on my PC. I had to use a file management tool to undelete them...they had been deleted.
     
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    Just curious, what File Management tool did you use? I want to make sure I have it, or get it if I don't.

    Thanks,
     
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    I just used a simple, free, tool called Data Recovery. It scanned the card and located all deleted files. About 80% of what I needed to get back was recoverable. Some of the pictures were garbled, etc. and would not work.
     
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    Cool!! Thanks
     
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    I've had this happen a couple of times. It's happened when switching between ROMS. I keep about 300-350 pics on my phone in about 50 folders. I've never had MOST of my pics dissapear but about 30-40%. Folders that had 50 pics would have 25-30 left and some folders wouldn't be touched. I think it had something to do with titanium backup and restoring the gallery which I didn't want to do but somehow chose to do. I don't restore the gallery any more and make sure I don't have a backup. That's my theory anyway. That's the only time it's happened to me.
     
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    This has been driving me nuts also. Sometimes when I flash a new rom or theme I lose my pictures or some album art.

    I use the stock mp3 player because everyone I ever tried would do funny things with Bluetooth.

    So I have a backup of all my mp3’s and gallery pictures.

    I’ve tried the .nomedia file in my mp3 folders to stop album art from showing up in my gallery. But then the mp3’s/albums will not show up in my stock mp3 player.

    I got another tip a few days ago, (From tebower thanks), I’m naming all the album art to “albumart.jpg” and it seems to be working. I’m about ½ way through fixing all of my mp3 albums
     
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  12. tebower

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    That tip was from me ;-)
     
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