The addition of camera in smart phone has led to adding important moments of life with the phone. So whenever we go, we click and save the moments in our SD card. Now sometime problems may come when accidentally photos get deleted.
Before knowing about how to recover them, let’s learn a bit about SD card and its way of saving files. Smartphones are like small computer and Android are their OS. At the time of starting the phone, android scans for all the memory in the SD card and if it is not able to read some files (corrupt files) then move them into LOST.DIR.
What is LOST.DIR?
LOST.DIR is a system folder maintained by the OS. While the phones starts, Android OS places the recovered files in it. If OS is unable to understand a file, then it move the file to LOST.DIR. Normally files present in the LOST.DIR are recoverable. It can be considered as “Recycle bin” of the windows system.
Files may end up stored in LOST.DIR folder due to following reasons:
- Abruptly pulling out SD card from Android phone
- Interruptions while downloading files on Android device
- Sudden freezing of Android device operating system
- Switching off the device while some read-write process is carrying on
The files in the process of copying are also renamed.
How to recover files from LOST.DIR.
If the files present in the LOST.DIR are not recovered quickly and there are chances of losing them. So it advisable to recover them as fast as possible. If you don’t want to recover any file, then you can delete the content of it also. It is safe to delete the LOST.DIR folder also to free the space in your phone. The OS will create an empty LOST.DIR in next phone start up.
Some useful software:
There are many useful software which anyone can get in top list of Google search to recover deleted files, however they are not freeware and user has to pay for them
Below are some software which may come as freeware and ease to use to recover the deleted files from SD card.
- Remo software.
- ES file explorer.