The phone is rooted and the SD Card has been partitioned before. I was trying to adjust the partition size using Apps2SD but it ended up formatting it. Is there any way I can recover the lost files? The files are mostly apps/games.

EDIT: Just to clarify, can the games/apps itself be recovered? Or at least their data? I need the game data as some of my games are single-player and it'll really suck to start all over again.

  • Well, you can easily download the apps and games again. For unique files you want to recover (photos, videos etc), you can use tools on PC like Recuva or other file recovery applications (there are some for Android but there are more hit and miss and often miss).
    – GiantTree
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 20:02
  • @GiantTree It should be mentioned that Recuva fails for certain if the external SD is formatted in either ext4 or f2fs.
    – Grimoire
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 20:55
  • For a starter, you could check with our nice data-recovery tag-wiki – which would e.g. bring you to How to Restore Deleted / Formatted Files on HD Micro SD Card. The tag has many more :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 22:47
  • @GiantTree Well, yeah, I could re-download those apps again, but my problem is the data for those games. Some of my games are only single-player so the data doesn't save online, which means I'll have to start from scratch again :( Is there any way to recover game data?
    – Louie
    Commented Jan 20, 2017 at 8:01
  • App data is (usually) not saved on the SD card. You'd only lose their *.obb data files.
    – Andy Yan
    Commented Jan 20, 2017 at 12:56


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