Recovery deleted photo (without SD card)

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Hello everybody! My father had deleted the photo on his phone. I am trying to recover them, but I cannot connect the phone as a physical drive. It appears as a network drive. How can I do that? I have Windows 7 ultimate. Thanks to all.

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When you connect the phone to your computer it should be seen as a physical drive. You should see two drives. One is the SD card and the other is the internal memory of the phone.
For this to work, make sure you have Z10 the drivers installed. By installing the Link sofware the drivers are automatically installed when the Z10 is connected.
As for SD cards, when data is erased, it is not like with DOS and some operating systems where only the header ID flag in the directory table is changed, and the data is intact until some other data writes over it. The deleted flag tells the OS that the space is available and the space can be overwritten with new data.
In Windows when a file is normally deleted it is flagged to be part of the Waste Bin folder which is designed as a system folder. The file is not really deleted while in the Waste Bin Folder. It is in a sense re-alocated. When you tell the waste bin utility to delete the file, then it overwrites it entirely with the equivalent of 0′s. This makes the file securely deleted. 
With SD cards the system is different. There is no waste area for the files. There is no easy access to re-set the delete flag. If you did more writing to the card, the flagged data can be easily over written. There are some utility programs out there that claim to be able to undelete files on the SD card. You will need a Windows computer and a card reader to do this. I found some software that are supposed to be able to do this. I never used them, or know if they will charge a fee to use it once it claims it can undelete the file.
Recovery Toolbox for Flash is solution for you

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  • ToddN2000
    Not sure mobile devices have a recycle bin. How do plan on recovering the photo? Copy it from your pc? If so you could try and send it to his phone as a message.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Have you installed proper driver software for the mobile phone yet on Windows 7 ! When it is connected it works like a drive (like D:; E: or whatever it is assigned by the OS) You can simply browse the files/ folders and can get required files from. 1st install proper driver, then install an interface/ application like Nokia Suits/ Kies/ or any other software which your phone supports, then try to recover these photos. If you are not so comfortable about this, bring this phone to an authorized service center, and ask them to do what you want. They have lots of tools (licensed) and may help you.
    No, as far as my knowledge, there is no mechanism like recycle bin in a phone,(if this phone is old model, then surely not), but yes, u can download an apps "Dumpster" which can collects data after deletion and u can retrieve the deleted data later also. But it is necessary to install this apps separately.
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  • Datatracklabs
    A digital camera stores the pictures you take as separate files on a flash memory card (also known as "digital film"). There are many different types of memory cards such as SD, CF, xD Picture Card, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, the MMC Card and more. In addition, each card type has different brands like SanDisk, Kingston and more. They have different sizes, capacities and appearances, but they are just the same when acting as storage to hold pictures - they are similar to your old floppy disk or hard drive. When you delete one or more pictures from your camera, your camera locates the picture files on the memory card, then "deletes" them and marks the leftover space as usable. In most cases, for fast processing, the camera doesn't delete the picture file body but leaves them as is, which makes it possible for us to retrieve them after deletion.
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  • DanielEaton
    Data lose is very common factor todays life, but its very painful. First of all try to connect your phone in different port or USB drive or you can connect it in different system and check if the photos are there or not. If the problem persists you suggested to try uninstalling the driver in device manager and again reinstalling after restarting the system.

    If all the methods fail, you can choose from an efficient and free downlodable fast photo recovery software from search engine.
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  • thedatahospital
    At first try to connect your phone in different port/usb drive or you can connect it in different system and see if the photos are there or not. If the problem persists you can try uninstalling the driver in device manager and again reinstalling after restarting the system. If all the methods fail, you can choose from an efficient and fast photo recovery software.
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  • ToddN2000
    Just another reason backups are important. I was in the Emergency Room with my wife a while back and heard a couple of nurses talking.
    One had dropped her phone or broke it some how and could not access her pictures of her child's first birthday. These were the only pictures she had. It a sad story but I here this a lot. People lose precious photos, vacation memories and family memories. I always have a backup or two of my photos, documents and more. It only takes a few minutes to set up the backup process for the peace of mind. I hope you can recover it.
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