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dr.fone - Recover (Android) User Guide

How to Recover Android Data on a Windows PC?

Step 1. Install dr.fone and connect the Android device.

Download dr.fone from the download buttons below and launch it on your computer. Then select "Recover" in the main window of dr.fone.

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Connect your Android device to the computer using a USB cable. Make sure you have enabled USB debugging on your Android device.

On Android 2.3 or earlier: Tap on Settings > Applications > Development. Select the box next to USB Debugging.

On Android 3.0 to 4.1: Tap on Settings > Developer Options. Select the box next to USB Debugging.

On Android 4.2 or later: Tap on Settings > About Phone and tap Build Number 7 times. The developer mode is enabled in this way, and your device displays the message "You are under developer mode". Go back to the Settings > Developer Options. Select the box next to USB Debugging.

After enabling USB Debugging on Android device, you will then see a popup on your device. Tap on OK to allow USB debugging so that dr.fone will recognize your Android device quickly.

connect android device

Step 2. Select the file types to recover.

Once the device is connected, dr.fone will display all the recoverable data types. To save time, you can just select the file type(s) you need before starting the scan.

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Step 3. Select the scan mode.

For rooted devices, dr.fone will start scanning immediately. Otherwise, dr.fone will offer two options: Scan for deleted files and Scan for all files. Scanning for all files will be more time-consuming, but retrieve files more thoroughly.

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Click "Next" to initiate the scanning process. The scanning duration depends on the data storage on your Android device. Do not disconnect the device and wait until the scan is complete.

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Step 4. Preview and recover deleted data on the Android device.

After the scan is complete, you can preview the found data item by item. Select the desired items and click "Recover" to save them all to your computer.

Recover deleted Contacts on Android

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Recover deleted Photos on Android

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