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Hello,

I am new to this forum and not gadget savvy. I have an old Galaxy mini and it has purged itself TWICE of all my pictures.

I have read similar posts here where it says the  pix could be in the bin. But the mini does not have a bin.

I have now created a Google photos account, but the missing photos are not there.

I am in the process of migrating to a new and better phone, but concerned the move will ¨kill¨my old one and deprive me of the opportunity to retrieve those pictures.

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

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Superuser I
Superuser I

Are the photos being stored directly onto the phone or a Sd card @MCDec 

 

If Sd card then your card maybe corrupted or the phone isn't reading it correctly. Try ejecting the Sd card and clean the contacts carefully with a soft cloth and carefully re seat it.

 

Personally I store my photos on my phone and auto back up to Dropbox as a failsafe.

 

When choosing a new phone try to choose one with a decent amount of internal storage and remember some of that storage is taken up with the phones Os.

 

 

My advice comes from being a UK Samsung Phone User.

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B._ Samsung One Ui 2.1 / Android 10.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.
Samsung Galaxy Buds.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

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Thanks! No, the photos were directly on the phone and I am afraid I did not back them up.

I am surprised they disappeared completely... twice!! Without any warning.

Yes, I have chosen a phone with better storage, but can I recover the ones my phone deleted without warning??

 

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I can't understand why the phone would purge pictures @MCDec  in the first place !

 

I assume you've looked absolutely everywhere in your phones Gallery.

 

If the phone does have a recycle bin it would be in a place similar to Gallery and press the top 3 dots in the Lh corner of the phones screen.

 

There are various recovery programmes which usually come at a cost but as I've never used any of them so I can't recommend one.

 

I once lost all my pictures which is why I now also back upto Dropbox. Other online vaults are available.

 

 

My advice comes from being a UK Samsung Phone User.

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B._ Samsung One Ui 2.1 / Android 10.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.
Samsung Galaxy Buds.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

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