The day before yesterday I was browsing my WhatsApp images. Upon browsing them, I accidentally deleted one image that means a lot to me.

  1. I've tried Dr.Fone did not really work.

  2. I've heard that if I uninstall it, I'll be able to restore my data (but I am not sure, I am afraid I'll lose my data).

  • I tried to go back to the conversation when my friend sent to me and re-downloaded , but i got popup says "Sorry, this file doesn't exist on your SD card "
    – user113533
    Jun 20, 2015 at 16:12
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    Do you have root access..
    – Ash Ishh
    Jun 20, 2015 at 16:32
  • Maybe your friend has a copy of it still? Have you checked that?
    – Joe
    Nov 5, 2015 at 11:07
  • Have you configured backup with google account? If you have, there is a chance getting it back. By uninstalling and installing whatsapp. (You should also have backup images and videos enabled.
    – Abhishek K
    Sep 7, 2016 at 12:47

1 Answer 1


If you have ROOT ACCESS Try Undeleter

This app scans and recovers deleted files from SD cards and internal storage.


  • Restore any file that has not been written over
  • Works with documents, images, video, music, archives and binaries
  • Save files directly to Dropbox, Google Drive and Sdcard


  • The first thing to do is to connect the phone memory (internal or external) as a Mass Storage Device to your computer, ie, via USB.

  • Then download Recuva (you can use either the paid or free version), which is a program to recover files for windows.

  • When you run Recuva, the first thing to do is select the type of file you want to recover: Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents, etc. and set a specific folder to attempt recovery from. (In your case select image recovery from Sdcard/Whatsapp/Media/Whatsapp Images)

Other Free Data Recovery Softwares: * ZAR *Card Recovery *Pc Inspecter File Recovery *PicaJet Photo Recovery

  • If you havent rooted your phone..you dont have the root access..for more info. See en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooting_(Android_OS)
    – Ash Ishh
    Jun 20, 2015 at 17:46
  • I wish I could show you a pic of the result of using Recuva, but anyway after scanning, I got ." No preview available" , so I think It's not a good idea using the software . Only two pics were shown. :(
    – user113533
    Jun 20, 2015 at 19:27
  • I am afraid that if you are unable to view image it may be written over...i.e it may be permanently deleted from your system..
    – Ash Ishh
    Jun 21, 2015 at 4:54
  • If you wish to try again...I have listed some more data recovery softwares in edited answer ..
    – Ash Ishh
    Jun 21, 2015 at 4:55

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