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    So basically long story short, I deleted a video off my samsung galaxy 2 and I'm trying to get it back. I know there is a good chance I can obtain it back. Basically I managed to obtain one file but it is corrupt and doesn't play, but I know it is the video because it was created at the same time that I recorded it. Anyways, if anyone could find a way to fix the video I would be extremely grateful.

    I tried some random fix programs but none of them worked. I'm thinking that maybe the video isn't the whole video or something, and maybe its missing some parts. Are mp4's every divided into multiple files when recorded on camera, or is it just the one file?

    Anyways, here is the link. http://www.mediafire.com/?hae7b2z87c7gf6g

    Or, if anyone knows a proper way to extract it off of my phone so that I get the proper file, let me know. I used the program Recuva to get that file.
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    WOW!!!

    Sure seems to fall into this thread that is on the FRONT PAGE!!!

    https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/355902-Wedding-Video-deleted-can-it-be-repaired-from-recovery

    And a search is not even required, just the ability to look!!!
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    To repeat from the other link as well as here, that file looks like toast inside I'm afraid. It shows to be 90+ MB in size when in reality its 12,357,535 bytes with no structure, mp4 atoms or alignment at all and the rest is hex '00'/nothing/null.

    Don't know what Recuva Recuva'd but it isn't much of an mp4 file. sorry.

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    Originally Posted by Budman1 View Post
    To repeat from the other link as well as here, that file looks like toast inside I'm afraid. It shows to be 90+ MB in size when in reality its 12,357,535 bytes with no structure, mp4 atoms or alignment at all and the rest is hex '00'/nothing/null.

    Don't know what Recuva Recuva'd but it isn't much of an mp4 file. sorry.

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    How about these ones? I recovered them using PC Inspector File Recovery. They have less 0's but they still appear every couple of lines. I'm really thinking its gone though... but lemme know what you think. Or if you know a better way to scan the phone for every bit of the video.
    http://www.mediafire.com/?tederpmq155i217
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    Nope sorry... The two files are identical Exactly:
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    And they contain no MP4 attributes at all. The intermittent Null areas ( Hex "00") are not unusual in some converted/restored/created MP4 files but what is unusual is that there are no atom identifiers immediately before or immediately after as in:
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    And running AtomicParsley with -T attribute generally shows a lot of necessary atoms in an MP4:
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    These files do not appear to be just truncated MP4 files, at least not with the tools I usually use to repair mp4 files.
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    Originally Posted by Budman1 View Post
    Nope sorry... The two files are identical Exactly:
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    And they contain no MP4 attributes at all. The intermittent Null areas ( Hex "00") are not unusual in some converted/restored/created MP4 files but what is unusual is that there are no atom identifiers immediately before or immediately after as in:
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    And running AtomicParsley with -T attribute generally shows a lot of necessary atoms in an MP4:
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    These files do not appear to be just truncated MP4 files, at least not with the tools I usually use to repair mp4 files.
    Is there any other programs you could reccomend to use for digging in my phone for the files, or do u think i should just give up?
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    From post#1: "I know there is a good chance I can obtain it back."

    How? Have you saved anything else since deleting? The only way to be sure is to recover before writing anything to the device. Otherwise there's a very good chance the data will be overwritten. Apparently that's what happened here.
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    Originally Posted by Hoser Rob View Post
    From post#1: "I know there is a good chance I can obtain it back."

    How? Have you saved anything else since deleting? The only way to be sure is to recover before writing anything to the device. Otherwise there's a very good chance the data will be overwritten. Apparently that's what happened here.
    All i downloaded was some recovery app that didnt work. But i was under the impressiom that the only thing i couldnt do was record more videos
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    If the video was on your Samsung galaxy II, was it on the actually phone memory or on an SD card or similar that was additional memory? If a card that can be removed, just treat it like memory and plug it into an SD card reader attached to your computer. Many phones can be set up to used as external memory when attached to a computer and in that case use it as such.

    I do not know what the recovery programs you used recovered, but I deleted files from my phone as a test , removed the SD card and used Glary Undelete to find it by name and undelete when attached to my computer. Nothing big and fancy and not really hard.


    As far as recovering deleted files and saving over top, if you delete a file from a device, normally it just marks that space as usable again by changing a couple of bytes of memory and if you save ANYTHING else (ON THAT DEVICE) it can and probably will overlay it. If you deleted it off your Samsung but saved files to your computer, the file should still be intact on the Samsung except for several bytes making it essentially gone until an undelete program fixes it.

    If you did indeed save, move, etc., on the Samsung, the file is most likely gone and all you recovered is what was left that was not assigned to anything other files and probably bits of perhaps several old files.
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    And if the saving was on the phone's memory, even other basic phone functions (such as getting a call) could have (possibly badly) interfered with your opportunity to restore. (In the case of getting a call, your phone does things like keep a call log, and it could create or append the log RIGHT on the spot your file used to occupy.)

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