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Windows 7: Changing portable device to removable storage


13 Jun 2012   #1

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Changing portable device to removable storage

Hi guys I am trying to recover some deleted files from my android phone (samsung galaxy s3) but the file recovery software I am using only detects removable devices yet the S3 Shows up as a portable device. Is there a way to override this, because in the file recovery software it only detects drive letters.

Hope someone can help I really want to recover deleted photos

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13 Jun 2012   #2

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If the phone is rooted, you can try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...51bmRlbGV0ZSJd

Or, on Windows, this: NTFS Undelete — Easy to use undelete software

You might be unsuccessfull though, because on flash drives, the empty space is flushed occasionally to speed up writing operations, since flash memory cannot simply be overwritten like harddisks, but the deletion of the old content is a separate operation. This is why the TRIM command is used by many OSs when accessing flash disks.
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13 Jun 2012   #3

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Is there a way of doing it without rooting the phone as i dont want to void my warranty. Thanks for the reply but I don't think you understood my question. I have the software but the phone is not coming up as a drive on the computer but a portable device.
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13 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 / Pro x86 (Netbook)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icecoldmike View Post
Is there a way of doing it without rooting the phone as i dont want to void my warranty. Thanks for the reply but I don't think you understood my question. I have the software but the phone is not coming up as a drive on the computer but a portable device.
Exclusively as a device? Usually Android phones should be connected as a removable drive.
If yours does not do that, you can just put the SD card into a normal USB card reader.
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