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How to Recover Data Files on Samsung Galaxy Note 8

face Blake Sullivan Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:09 PM

Data loss could happen to your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone at any time. You want to reclaim more storage space by deleting some data and clear the cache (you are sick of getting the low space warning all the time). Whether you deleted the data by mistake or the system wiped it out, a few ways help you recover data files on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U, SM-N950F, etc).

To maximize the possibility of data recovery on Galaxy Note 8, you should cut back on the activities on the device. Any further use of the device will create new data which is going to overwrite what you attempt to get back. Even if you just surf the net online, it will produce new data through cache.

Option 1: Restore data from backup via Samsung Smart Switch app

With Samsung Cloud, you can back up your Galaxy Note 8 data like contacts, photos, texts, notes, reminder, and apps to external storage media via Smart Switch and restore from it. Should you made the backup before you lost the data files, you can restore them without a hassle.

Here's how you can get started on retrieving deleted data on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

  • On Apps screen tap Settings > Cloud and accounts > Smart Switch > More >External storage transfer > RESTORE.
  • Select contents in the list you want to restore.
  • Tap Restore.

Option 2: Recover data from Samsung Galaxy Note 8 internal storage

While Smart Switch do a great job of restoring backup data to your Galaxy Note 8 device, it gets a bit trickier when you don't have a backup file prepared. But that doesn't mean you're out of luck. Android Data Recovery makes it possible to retrieve lost data files on Galaxy Note 8 phone.

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It is a cross-platform utility available for Windows and Mac, allowing you to deeply scan the internal memory of the device to find the recoverable files. You can select which types of data to be restored from Samsung Galaxy Note 8 device. You can filter the scanned results and pinpoint what you want. Although it may take a little bit while to scan the content, the process of restoring them to the computer is astonishingly fast.

Here's how to use Android Data Recovery to recover data on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 memory.

Step 1: Select data recovery mode

Run the program on the computer to enter the startup window. Choose "Android Data Recovery" mode. Then, attach your Galaxy Note 8 phone to computer via USB cable.

Galaxy Note 8 data recovery

Step 2: Set the device to USB debugging mode

Once connected, you're prompted to activate USB Debugging mode on the device to access to the device. If you don't set up the phone, follow the on-screen instructions to enable it.

You can also check our article on how to allow USB Debugging mode on Android to finish it.

Step 3: Scan Galaxy Note 8 to find lost data files

On the next screen, you're going to select which types of data you want to scan for deleted files. Choose whatever you want back from Galaxy Note 8 and press Next button to proceed.

A window as below will appear, prompting to root your handset for a deep data scan. Press Rooting Tools button to mount KingoRoot on the computer for the rooting task.

Once rooted, this software will begin scanning your device completely. How long the scan process will take may vary from 15 to 20 minutes. Please be patient.

This article may be helpful: how to safely root and unroot an Android device.

Step 4: Restore data files

When the scan is finished, All found data files will be divided into two section on the left pane: "Contacts & Messages" and "Media". Clicking any of the categories will bring up the corresponding files on the right pane.

Next, select the data files you want to retrieve from the list. Then click the Recover button at the lower right position of the window to save the data to the computer.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 - Backup your data

To prevent another data loss, you should back up your valuable data from time to time. Galaxy Note 8 has built-in option to do this online. Here's how.

  • From the Home screen, swipe up from the center of the display to open the Apps screen.
  • Tap Settings > Accounts and backup > Backup & restore.
  • From the Google account section, tap the Back up my data slider to back up any data.
  • Tap Automatic restore on.

If you want to back up your data on Samsung Note 8 to PC locally instead, you can try with the "Backup & Restore" function included in Android Data Recovery application.

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