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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:13 AM

ya know, I think we should have a cell phone area.......JMHO

and I happen to have a cell phone question. I installed a SD card on my samsung galaxy sky phone (i think it's a 5) and i lost the icon showing i even had a sd card installed. First off, is that a huge deal, and how do I get it back. Thanks.

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Reply ya know, I think we should have a cell phone area.......JMHO (Original post)
a kennedy Feb 2017 OP
steve2470 Feb 2017 #1
Break time Feb 2017 #2
Egnever Feb 2017 #3
a kennedy Feb 2017 #4
Egnever Feb 2017 #5
ManiacJoe Feb 2017 #6
a kennedy Feb 2017 #7
steve2470 Feb 2017 #8

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:59 AM

1. cell phone questions are cool here, no worries

I don't know the answer, but give it a few hours, I know someone will

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 12:15 PM

2. First thing always

Take the battery out wait a bit then reinstall the battery... That move solves a lot of problems with cell phones and should be the first thing you do...If that doesn't work then you can go on to other ideas..Try the different android forums around.


http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-android-phones/

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:09 AM

3. Agreed there should be an Android forum

 

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 03:40 PM

4. and ok, another problem with me moving into the tech age.......

i deleted all my photos from my galaxy sky tracfone sd card. I AM NO TECH GODDESS....... D*mn. So.....looking on line for recovery of these photos, and I'm losing my mind. Do I have to download some program to retrieve them through my computer?? or should I just give up, go to the geek squad and pay to have them found. Ugh........what a mess, and my eyes roll over with all the information this available to fix this problem. It's a samsung galaxy sky tracfone and I thought all the photos were on the SD card I just installed to this new phone. Help.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:44 PM

5. Did you check and see if they were uploaded to google?

 

Most android phones will upload your photos to google automatically if you signed in with a google account.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 03:45 PM

6. Using a card reader and your computer is usually your best bet.

I have two file recovery programs.

Image Rescue by Lexar since it came with my hi-end cards for my camera.

Recuva by Piriform
https://www.piriform.com/recuva

The important part is not no use the card so that no files get overwritten.

Did you really delete the pictures off the card? Or, was the card encrypted by a previous phone for security purposes, which means that only that phone can see the card's contents?

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 04:03 PM

7. No, they are gone.....and I think we're going to TRY, and I say that in large letters

as we are not holding our breath for any success. I'm just sick of losing them....two years worth. Thanks for your help.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 06:33 PM

8. there are professional data recovery firms....

however, 1- I have none to recommend, 2- they would probably be very expensive, and 3- I don't know if they could help you.

Worth a shot if you don't mind spending the money.

Just google professional data recovery, and use your spidey senses! Good luck!

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