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How To Recover A Deleted File On Your Android Device

To recover a deleted file on Android mobile device was sometimes ago impossible.
ONE major disadvantage of Android OS is the lack of recycle bin. As human, we intentionally and sometimes mistakenly delete files on our gadget. Thanks to Windows and Mac OS recycle bin, our mistakes could easily be corrected by recovering lost data in recycle bin. But on Android OS ― may be in the future. The most secure way is to create a complete backup using any of this cloud store options.  

The reason for the eviction of recycle bin in Android OS phones is vague. However, the suggested and sound reason so far is that it was exempted to create more space on our mobile phones. Adding recycle bin to a phone with 16gb internal memory is not really advisable according to expert; it is better to do away with it for more space.

Can I Recover Deleted Photos From My Android Phone

Files can be recovered via two methods:

  1.  Recovery method with the assistance of a computer, which is more common
  2.  Recover a deleted file without computer assist (Mobile App Recovery Method). The recovery method which involve the use of APK, which usually requires phone rooting and third party software

Step By Step How To Recover A Deleted File On Android

METHOD 1: Recover A Deleted File On Android With Computer

To Recover A Deleted File With Computer

1. Download and install Android Data Recovery Toolkit.

2. Launch Android Data Recovery Toolkit and select the recover function.

3. Connect your Android device to your PC.

4. Enable USB debugging.

5. Choose the File Type and Scan Mode.

6. Preview and recover.


1. Connect Android to a computer.

2. Install and run EaseUS MobiSaver for Android and connect your Android phone to the computer with USB cable.

3. Then click “Start” button to let the software recognise and connect your device.

4. Scan Android phone to find all present and lost data.

5. Find files you want by choosing the correct file types.

6. Preview and transfer data from Android phone to PC.

7. Select recover to transfer and restore the selected data to PC once.

8. Save a copy of found photos and videos as a backup on the computer and then transfer to your Android phone.


1. Connect your device to your computer.

2. Install and run Recuva.

3. Select your device from the list on the top left and click Scan.

4. When the scan is complete, select the file(s) to recover.

5. Click Recover.


1. Download and install MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android to your Windows computer.

2. Connect your Android device to a computer and launch the program.

3. A window asking to install driver software will pop up. If you need to recover photos from the internal storage of Android, install the driver.

4. If deleted photos were originally stored on internal memory of Android, choose Recover from Phone. If they were saved on SD card, please select Recover from SD-Card.

5. Allow USB debugging on phone.

6. Select deep scanning.

7. Select files you want to recover.8. Click ‘recover’.

METHOD 2: Recover A Deleted File On Android Without Computer (Mobile App Recovery Method)

recover a deleted file on Android

1. Launch the app on your phone and start scanning lost photos and videos by tapping “START SCAN” button.

2. Deleted photos and videos now appear on the screen.

3. Tap on settings. You can set preferences to let the software scan and display some certain file size, file formats, etc.

4. Select ‘recover’.


1. Download and install DiskDigger from google play store.

2. Launch a scan of your device.2. Select the files you want to recover from those that Diskdigger was able to rebuild. It will give the preview of the photos, this time you will be able to visualise the deleted files more easily.

3. The application gives you the opportunity to send it to you by email.


1. Download and install Dumpster on google play store.

2. Select recycle bin.

3. Select files to undelete.

How To Protect Your File From Getting Deleted.

In this section we provide you a method to create recycle bin in your Android device. Recycle Bin is a pre-installed program in windows PC, which can Protect Your File From Getting Deleted.

 create a Recycle Bin in your android phone

You can also create a Recycle Bin in your android phone by following this easy steps.

  1.  Download and install Dumpster App from Play Store
  2. Delete any file from your device
  3. Open dumpster, there you can see your deleted file.
  4. Click on the file you just delete, a prompt message will display asking to “restore” or “delete permanently”
  5.  You can recover the file by clicking on restore or click delete to permanently delete the file.

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