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How to Recover Android Files Lost When Moving (Cut and Paste)

Experienced smartphone users always avoid using cut and paste when transferring files and data between mobile phone memory and SD card. Instead, they use copy and paste, and then delete the original files. It is common to see that unknown errors occur when moving files and finally all data lost. If this happens on you, you'll luckily find a solution to recover Android phone photos, videos and other files lost when moving.
How Are Files Lost When Moving Recoverable?
When you cut a file, it is added to clipboard and will be deleted after the moving. If an accident interrupts the moving, usually both the transferred and original files would be wiped. If you have no backup for those files, a reliable data recovery tool is definitely your last resort.

The Best Android Data Recovery Tool
iReparo Android Recovery is a professional data recovery software. It can recover lost contacts, messages, photos, videos, audio and other files from Android phone and tablet, including Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, Nexus, OnePlus, etc.

More features of iReparo Android Recovery
  • Recover lost files from Android device internal memory and SD card
  • Support file types and formats filtering before scanning
  • Recognize and scan data on most Android devices in short time
  • Allow full and free preview before recovery
How to Recover Android Device Files Lost When Moving (Cut and Paste)

Step 1. Install and run iReparo for Android on your computer.
Step 2. Select file types for recovery.

            You can click Multimedia first to set formats filtering options for media files.

Step 3. Connect your phone or tablet to PC via a USB cable.
Step 4. Enable USB debugging on your device to help the program recognize your device.

Step 5. Scan lost files from your Android mobile device.
Step 6. Preview recoverable files.

Step 7. Select the files you need and recover them to PC.
Step 8. Open the exported folder to check recovered files.

If the files are lost from computer local disk, external hard drive, USB flash stick, SD memory card, etc., you may also try Photo Recovery to get back files lost due to failed cut and paste.
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