Recover Imgcache File

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    Recover Imgcache File

    Hi guys! This is my first post here!!!

    I would like to know if someone here could help me to 'open' imgcache.0 file located in Android\data\com.android.gallery3d folder. This is a like a thumb file containing miniatures of old pictures, am I right?

    How can I open it? Any clues?

    Thanks!!!

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    Nobody?

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    Sorry, can't help you. Wanted to welcome you to the site.

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    to the forum. I just tried to open that folder. Seems I can't get it to open either. Have you tried looking in sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJM View Post
    to the forum. I just tried to open that folder. Seems I can't get it to open either. Have you tried looking in sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails?

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    Hi! Thanks for the answer!!!

    Actually I deleted many files, including my DCIM folder. I've copied all files that were important for me. I think I had only a thumbnails folder there (not a file).

    The thing is... I think this imgcache file has more photos in it. I would really lite to take a look and recover some stuff!

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    It was probably not a real good idea to have deleted all those files, and that is probably where your problem originated from. Are you rooted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraDroid View Post
    It was probably not a real good idea to have deleted all those files, and that is probably where your problem originated from. Are you rooted?
    I don't have the phone anymore! It broke down! The thing is... I'm almost sure I didn't see any thumbs file inside my DCIM folder. There was a thumbs folder with all thumbnails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garotosurpresa View Post
    I don't have the phone anymore! It broke down! The thing is... I'm almost sure I didn't see any thumbs file inside my DCIM folder. There was a thumbs folder with all thumbnails!
    ".thumbnails" is a folder. It may include the thumbnails themselves and their data ".thumbdata3". Note that the point at the beginning marks this file as hidden. To see it, your file manager should have the function to show hidden files.

    I don't think you can recover your images from the compressed cache of thumbnails. (imgcache.0) The purpose of this file is to load up the thumbnails in your gallery faster. You can't open this file on your phone, however, there may be some software available on PC that could allow you to read it, though even so, I doubt you could get any use of it.

    If you hadn't done much with the SD card, you can use a deleted file recovery service to bring them back. The more you wrote on the storage, the less chance you have to recover it, though. If the storage is external, you can try doing this. If it's internal, you'll have to fix your phone.

    What happened to your phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tears_for_Fears View Post
    ".thumbnails" is a folder. It may include the thumbnails themselves and their data ".thumbdata3". Note that the point at the beginning marks this file as hidden. To see it, your file manager should have the function to show hidden files.

    I don't think you can recover your images from the compressed cache of thumbnails. (imgcache.0) The purpose of this file is to load up the thumbnails in your gallery faster. You can't open this file on your phone, however, there may be some software available on PC that could allow you to read it, though even so, I doubt you could get any use of it.

    If you hadn't done much with the SD card, you can use a deleted file recovery service to bring them back. The more you wrote on the storage, the less chance you have to recover it, though. If the storage is external, you can try doing this. If it's internal, you'll have to fix your phone.

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    The screen was broken. I just formatted and sold it on ebay.

    Actually I have 'recovered' my .thumbnails folder with every thumbnail it had in it. I just would like to know if this imgcache file would have different thumbnails inside (like thumbs from other apps)... I was trying to find a PC software to recover that. No success yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garotosurpresa View Post
    Tears_for_Fears,

    The screen was broken. I just formatted and sold it on ebay.

    Actually I have 'recovered' my .thumbnails folder with every thumbnail it had in it. I just would like to know if this imgcache file would have different thumbnails inside (like thumbs from other apps)... I was trying to find a PC software to recover that. No success yet!
    Yes, imgcache.0 (along with imgcache.1, imgcache.2 etc.) store cache of all images from the gallery.
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