This tag is for questions that deal with all sorts of data loss and how to recover from that.
Sample use cases
- Device has crashed with corruption of important data
- You broke your device and want to get your data back
- Full Device Encryption but key forgotten?
- File carving: Recover accidentally formatted devices
- File carving: You recorded a cop but he forced you to delete it
- backup: having a good backup makes a recovery (or rather "restore", see below) easy :) See the backup tag-wiki for more related tags in this direction.
- restore: if you have a good backup, a restore will be easier than a recovery
Recommended readings on this site
- Recover deleted content from userdata partition
- How can I recover a deleted file on Android?
- How to Restore Deleted / Formatted Files on HD Micro SD Card
- How do I backup data (SMS/contacts) from a device with a broken screen?
- File Carving @ Wikipedia
- File Carving @ Forensics Wiki
- Scalpel is an excellent recovery tool using file carving techniques
- Data Recovery article on Wikipedia
- List of data recovery software
- How to Recover Deleted Files with Free Software
- One Way to Use a Linux Computer to Recover Files from an Android Device (uses ADB and TestDisk, so it should also work with other operating systems)