Data recovery from SC card on android 4.4.4

Hi all ,

Have a bit if a problem. I recently ran out of space on the built in memory card of my Samsung. I bought a 16BG card and inserted. Manually I moved all my photos from one memory to the other. I noticed the other day that I couldnt see any of the photos, when I browsed to the SD card via my laptop all my photos have gone!

Anyone recommend how I can get these back?

Would really appreciate help,
MattAsked:
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
try to connect phone to a PC, connect as USB mass storage (without the inserted SD card) and try some data recovery tools like getdataback FAT from runtime.org. They have a trail version so you can check if it can see and is able to revocer the missing files.
MattAuthor Commented:
Downloaded the getdataback but it doesn't see the mass storage device connected to the laptop?
rindiCommented:
Scan the card with Photorec. If it doesn't help, and if the photo's are really worth the price, send the card to a professional recovery agency.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
then the phone connects as Media device, in this case it will not work.

Try this, to connect it as real USB-Storage.

http://www.device-recovery.com/how-to-connect-android-devices-to-pc-with-usb-mass-storage-mode
MattAuthor Commented:
Ive enabled USB debugging. The laptop sees the mass storage. But software still doesnt see it.
andreasSystem AdminCommented:
Did you run software as administrator? right click and then run as administrator.

Does phone gets automatically a drive letter upon connection, and is it visible in the disk management of windows (control panel, administration, computer management, disk management)
MattAuthor Commented:
Im an administrator of the laptop.

No it doesn't give it a drive letter is just sees the device.

How do I get it to connect as a drive letter?

Thanks for help
rindiCommented:
Don't use the phone. Connect the SD card directly to the laptop via your card-reader, then scan it using photorec.

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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
eveb you are in admin group you need to run is explicitely as admin, by right click its icon and choose run as adminsitrator.

if usb debbungging does not help you might try to install some apps which enable usb mass storage.

You somewhere should have such options upon plugging your phone in, i got it via the notification bar, pull it down and then clck the usb storage settings bar.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B33FX8I54todZWJxY3cxUWxVbnM/view?usp=sharing
MattAuthor Commented:
Photorec - great tool, and is free!
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