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Default [Q] Lost all pictures and videos

Hi guys, just to let you know that I've lost all my "Camera" files (in the Google Camera application (pictures and videos)). They simply disappeared (the ones before the April 30th, 2014).
  • I did not delete them manually or accidentally
  • I did not install strange apps
  • Storage indicate Image & Videos size of 16MBs (instead of 2GBs...)
  • For what it's worth, I scanned my Nexus 5 with TrustGo, and no bad app was reported
  • I checked and searched with ES Explorer for all files starting with IMG_* (only the 8 recent pictures were found, even with "deep" search)

I tried some recovery software, but I understand that they won't work because there is no SD card.

My Nexus 5 is not rooted, so I can't use DiskDigger or similar software, and rooting removes all files, right?

Am I definitely screwed or do you see something I missed? Or something I could try?

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If you plug into the computer can you find them via windows explorer? There is an internal SD card
 
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Thanks for your suggestion. I tried that too and browsed through the folders (DCIM, media, ...) and nothing.
 
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Nothing you can do then.

Some backup advice here:

[info] Storage: Nexus 5 Data (info / loss / recovery / prevention)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2534010


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Thanks rootSU for the useful links. I read your post, then I found http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...y-yes-t1994705

One of the requirements is: "A rooted Android phone, (try to root with a non-destructive method as this appears to protect those who must root from wiping the device data a second time)".

Do you know any method to root the Nexus 5 with a non-destructive method? So I could copy the internal memory with adb, and so on.

Edit: by http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...-data-t2650226 we can say that there really is nothing to do. Thanks guys for giving me the info quickly. I can now move back to my work, and try to forgive whatever caused that (probably a faulty app, or an app update). I don't want to sync with cloud, but I'll definitely try to sync with iPhoto from now on. This will serve as a lesson!
 
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You can use foldersync to sync to a computer as long as its on.

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