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How To Recover Deleted Files On Android (Rooted And Non-Rooted) Devices

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Have you ever been in that situation where you probably wanted to send a file to someone, but mistakenly pressed the delete button, and just like that you lost an important document?

The question that has popped up in our mind most probably has been, “why don’t android devices come with a recycle bin too?” well, today we will be providing a solution to that niggling problem, because thankfully, there are ways to recover deleted files on android.

For non rooted devices, you can install the app named “Dumpster” which works as a recycle bin for android devices or download another app named “disk digger” which are used to recover deleted photos.

The disk digger is actually much easier to use. As soon as you install the app, you can just tap the “start basic scan photo” button. The app will start scanning for deleted photos. You have the opportunity of setting the minimum file size of deleted photos you want it to scan for, as well as the time frame. Once the scan is complete, you can just select the photos you want to recover and hit the recover button. Then you will have to choose from options to save the recovered files in cloud storage or a custom location in your device or a broad file in a FTP server which requires you to get a pro version of the app. When it comes to you recovering other documents like music, videos or documents, you will have to rely on PC software like Wondershare’s dr. Fone (on Android and iOS) which is available for both Windows and Mac. To get started, you will have to connect your smartphone to your computer with USB debugging enabled. For people unaware, you can enable debugging in settings and developer’s options. Once done, your device will be connected and you can select the type of file you want to recover. There are options to recover music, documents, videos, messages, call logs, contacts, even WhatsApp messages and attachments. After you have selected the type of files, you can simply start the process which should take some time or a lot of time depending on the type of file and size or number of files you are recovering.

Once done, the software will bring you the available files to recover, and you can then simply hit the recover button to get your files back. There is a catch though; the free trial version of the software lets you view the files available for recovery only. You will have to make a purchase of about $45 to recover the files. If you are looking for a different solution, you can try recover for windows.

For rooted devices, it is a whole lot easier. A simple app like “Undeleter” will do the job. The app not only lets you restore deleted files, it also lets you restore app data, which is pretty cool. You just install the app, grant it root permissions, and select the options to either restore files or restore data. When selecting an option, you can choose to either do a deep scan or a generic scan. Do a deep scan if you a looking for a specific file type. Both options of deep and generic scan lets you choose from specific file types of images, videos, documents and archives. Once selected, the app will scan your device and will start listing your recoverable files. You can just select the file and simply hit the save button to restore it. While the app works pretty well, it is ads supported, but you can get a cleaner version through in app purchase.

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