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Where are the contact images kept?
I have a contact image that is no longer in my gallery but it is one of my contact's avatar. I remember taking the photo and making it the avatar. I've went into my Google Contacts via the web but it is not there. The contact does not have a facebook or any other type of account. So it must be somewhere on the phone.

I have a Droid X with Gingerbread.

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The contacts is actually an app, hence as other Android apps store it's data, this app also stores in a SQLite database. Images are part of contact data and are spotted in database. It is stored in /data/data/com.Android.providers/contacta/databases/contracts.db

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Unfortunately, Astro sees the /data folder as empty. I am guessing these folders are not visible to the user. –  ovaherenow Aug 10 '12 at 16:48
    
At first I too was stumbled as my file explorer too didn't show, but I was pretty sure about what I was looking for. in my file explorer, I enabled to show hidden files and then I was able to see the database file. By the way, I use ES file explorer. –  Narayanan Aug 10 '12 at 17:22
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And you are probably rooted -- as a normal user should not be able to dive below the /data directory (except, as with Skype, the developer was stupid enough to fiddle with the folder permissions, making them read-write for everybody). –  Izzy Aug 10 '12 at 17:40
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