How to recover deleted or lost files on Android
Deleting files by accident can be quite a bummer – one most us are painfully familiar with by now. Especially on those tiny devices, it is easy to confirm deletion of a file you actually just wanted to open, or maybe swap away some important client contacts.
Unlike good ol’ Windows, or pretty much any OS out there, mobile devices, like Android-based phones, lack a recycle bin feature. So deleted files are gone for good in the vast majority of cases, and not canned somewhere are your convenient restore length.
How can you avoid this? Simple, meet Undelete for Root Users, a neat app developed by Fahrbot Mobile. This app can be used on Android devices to restore files quickly, without the need for cloud storage, backups or other software installed on your PC.
Note that Undelete for Root users, as the name strongly suggets, requires root access on the Android to function. Be sure to root your phone before you use this app. Here’s how you can root a Motorla Droid Xyboard, for example. Search our site for more rooting help.
The app supports over a 1,000 file types, so chances are close to 100% that your lost and soon-to-be-resurrected data will be recognized. The restore feature is intuitive to use, a feature Android fans are sure to appreciate. It sorts files by type, so you can search for music, photos or other data restoring. You can preview media cards before commencing restore, so as to not lose time restoring files you do not actually need anymore.
As for the other side of the coin, the Undelete for Root uses app also offers Android users the option to securely delete files, shred files. These can not be recovered by any recovery app or software, so use the feature wisely.
License? The free version offers the option to restore any media file – which is cool for many people out there, we are quite sure. The full version unlocks some other cool features, not limited to recovery per se, such as
- Restore and secure delete features compatible with documents, images, video, music, archives and binaries (pretty much any file)
- Preview files with thumbnails (yay, everyone likes thumbies)
- Batch operations for mass actions
- Custom restore folders
- Preview media files (useful to figure out which is that photo you were looking for amongst a throng of “IMG_2032232″-ish files)
Head on to the Fahrbot Mobile webpage and see about trying out the app. If you like it, do not hesitate to purchase a license as it could save you hundreds. Or a lot of headache, in case that is still worth something compared to benjamins, nowadays.