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Restoring S7 Photos & Videos
September 13, 2017
7:43 pm
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RaginCajunScot
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I’ve Fallen & Can’t Get Up!  Or 711, if that’s the emergency # for this stuff!!

I have made a terrible faux pasCry and am hoping you and Google Photos can save me – or at least my pics!

I attached my S7 to the PC w/the best USB I could find – was doing a side by side comparison of what each had – Drive J on PC the SD card on S7.  5997 match – and that was barely 1/2 my trip!!

Highlighted all on S7 and deleted!  Done!  

Looked at PC Drive J – backup under camera – BLANK!!

Now, I started to read all the GP recovery stuff and per usual – got a little concerned – I have been known to rush in to things.

So, figured since I screwed it up once – & hoping it’s not permanent – I’d check with you guys 1st!!Embarassed

Good thing I couldn’t find y’all’s #!!;)) Cry

Thanks!

Bon Chance!!
Jim, 1RCS

September 14, 2017
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First – do no harm! Don’t take any more photos – or delete any more – till you get it figured out.

Aren’t you using Google Photos? If so, your pictures should all be in your google photos account. The copy to your computer hard drive was extra? 

If you really did delete your only copy – on the phone – there are recovery apps but they need to be run right away.

September 16, 2017
3:07 pm
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Hello Jim!

Did you get your pictures back? 

I know you are somewhere in Louisiana. We are currently at Fountainebleau State park by Slidell, LA and will be in the New Orleans area for the next 10 days or so. If you’re nearby, maybe we can get together and I’ll see if I can help.

Chris

September 17, 2017
8:45 am
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Ha!  Be Careful what you wish for:

Found them – all 961k!!

Obviously some duplicates and triplicate and…….
ONLY 116k show up in Google Photos Dashboard!
Questions:
1. If they’re on my PC, why are they not on GP (bet they’d change their ‘unlimited free deal’ if they were!)?  Not that I’d want that many – but obviously it’s not picking up all of them!  Maybe there are only 116k originals – but always thought it was in the couple hundred k.
2. Is Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro the best way to start solving this ‘little’ delimma ($29.95 this week only!)?
 
Thx!
jim, 1RaginCajunScot!;)

Thanks!

Bon Chance!!
Jim, 1RCS

September 17, 2017
11:33 am
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I am not familiar with Duplicate Photos Fixer, so can’t advise on that. The only tool I’ve used for finding duplicates is Picasa (see article: Finding Duplicates)

If they’re all on your computer and not in GP, that means they’re in folders not being watched by the uploader.

Where in Louisiana are you?

September 17, 2017
2:42 pm
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From LA – but lived in SC since 93.  Still miss the people and the food!!  Used to go to Fountainbleu every summer!

Will try Picasa, again.  Remember using once before for that, years ago.  But seems I recall it being slow & laborious – but maybe not.

I thought GP scanned everything, regardless of folder.  Is that in settings somewhere?

By the way, why trying to resolve this I was trying to find where the customize button is on S7.  Said it shows under settings, look like a little tablet icon.  I can’t find it – beginning to think this smartphone is some kind of knockoff – nothing’s ever where everything tell me it is!

Appreciate the effort – I know I’m a heavy load!!

Have fun down by da bayou, Cher!!;)

Thanks!

Bon Chance!!
Jim, 1RCS

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