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how can i recover my lost.dir folder! ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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By murdamo305, Senior Member on 3rd February 2011, 05:23 PM
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Bro.

I need these pictures bak. I have no idea how I lost alllll my files in my camera.

The folder had them all. Over 600 files (that's why I need them!!!!!)

But when I go to change the extension, it doesn't show the picture!!!

What can I do?
 
 
3rd February 2011, 05:39 PM |#2  
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Bro.

I need these pictures bak. I have no idea how I lost alllll my files in my camera.

The folder had them all. Over 600 files (that's why I need them!!!!!)

But when I go to change the extension, it doesn't show the picture!!!

What can I do?

Let's start with what exactly you did that resulted in you losing the pictures in the first place.
3rd February 2011, 06:40 PM |#3  
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do you see a bunch of items in the lost.dir directory?

If so, then try opening some of the smaller ones with an image editing program. You never know... it might still open them. If that's the case then all you need to do is rename them with the proper extensions. Worth a try.
3rd February 2011, 07:01 PM |#4  
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I lost over 600 image files myself for no apparent reason.

A google search quickly told me this was a "known android issue", but no effing idea why...

For me it want just camera images but ALL images on the sd card.

Sent from my SPH-D700
3rd February 2011, 07:18 PM |#5  
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This is why flashing experimental/custom roms is often a process that will teach you to back up your stuff. Sometimes this lesson is learned the hard way....

You can try to mount the partition in Windows or MacOS and throw file recovery software at it, Recuva being one of the better free ones for Windows. Best of luck
3rd February 2011, 07:43 PM |#6  
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lost.dir is a filesystem folder, (kinda like if you realy explore and ntfs drive, you'll find a SystemVolume folder, and a few other ones).

Your pictures aren't in the lost.dir folder. And you're probably one of the ones who had their internal SD wiped while using the dead horse kernel. Sorry to say, but there's no way to get them back.
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This is why flashing experimental/custom roms is often a process that will teach you to back up your stuff. Sometimes this lesson is learned the hard way....

You can try to mount the partition in Windows or MacOS and throw file recovery software at it, Recuva being one of the better free ones for Windows. Best of luck

That's why I remove my sd card everytome. I have no idea what happen.

Ima try that app
3rd February 2011, 07:57 PM |#8  
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you can't remove your internal sd card
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you can't remove your internal sd card

@murdamo305:

Exactly. So as another use has already suggested...BACKUP! Both Titanium and MyBackup are available freely from the Market. Android bug or not with a working backup handy you don't lose anything.
3rd February 2011, 08:09 PM |#10  
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Here's your situation:

You = lost information, want it back.

Problem = the way sdcards store info + the filesystem = pretty much impossible to recover usable info from your sdcard (specially since it has been written to again, no matter what you think). Sorry to say, but you're SOL.
3rd February 2011, 10:00 PM |#11  
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lost.dir is a filesystem maintenance folder, pretty much exclusively for OSX use. It's not a "trashcan" or anything like that. It's not user accessible.

Besides, that kernel doesn't have code in it that says "move everything to lost.dir". It's got a bug in it that essentially runs a remove recursively and forced on the /sdcard/ directory.

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