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Re: Nokia 6500c retrieve/recover deleted contacts

Registered Member
dramadeur
Posts: 3

Nokia 6500c retrieve/recover deleted contacts

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Hi.

On default, contacts are stored in telephone (not sd card or sim card), so is it possible to somehow recover a deleted contact? Please tell me that there's at least a slight chance...

I know that phone memory doesn't use Fat32 File system, then which one does it use? The one that doesn't have a possibility of recovering? This is sad...

Mobile Overlord
cjlim
Posts: 17,015

Re: Nokia 6500c retrieve/recover deleted contacts

Do you have a backup or a sync from before you deleted it?

Registered Member
dramadeur
Posts: 3

Re: Nokia 6500c retrieve/recover deleted contacts

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cjlim wrote:

Do you have a backup or a sync from before you deleted it?


Well, if I'm asking questions that fall under tech-related stuff (e.g. file system) then obviously I'd have checked with such a simple thing (backup). Also, would've looked around for answers to my question before asking the question here.

No, I didn't do backup.

 

So, does internal phone memory use a file system which has a possibility of recovering/restoring data?

 

Btw, just in case, if my contacts were being saved into sd card - in which folder would they be stored and what their file extensions would be?

Mobile Overlord
cjlim
Posts: 17,015

Re: Nokia 6500c retrieve/recover deleted contacts

I have no way of knowing what you may or may not have done or considered unless you say so in your original post. In situations like that it is always prudent to eliminate the most obvious first. Since your question was tech-related, I assumed you would have taken the obvious precaution of making regular backups. Now that you have clarified the fact that you do not have a backup or sync, I can confirm that there is no simple way of extracting the information you require from the phones memory. I have heard of instances where data have been retrieved by data recovery specialists. It is an option you can explore. I believe it can be rather expensive. 

Registered Member
dramadeur
Posts: 3

Re: Nokia 6500c retrieve/recover deleted contacts

Anyhow, how contacts are saved in phone? In which folder? What are their filenames?

 

Mobile Overlord
cjlim
Posts: 17,015

Re: Nokia 6500c retrieve/recover deleted contacts

Last I checked on one of my S60 phones, it was stored in \private\*********\. The * represents numbers. Can't remember what the number was exactly. You can check by adding a contact and see which file changes. Contacts are stored in a database format which I was never able to decipher.

Mobile Emperor
psychomania
Posts: 28,695

Re: Nokia 6500c retrieve/recover deleted contacts

The 6500C is not a S60 phone, it is an older series 40 model. Unfortunately it is not possible to recover deleted data from that model using normal means. The only way to recover data from a phone like that is to contact a specialist company that offers data retrieval services. This usually is expensive and often destroys the device in the process. You can find services like this in your country by searching google.
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Srikanthsd
Posts: 2,056

Re: Nokia 6500c retrieve/recover deleted contacts

Unfortunately It is not possible to recover a deleted contact.

It is always better to sync contacts or backup data using PC Suite or Nokia Suite for safety.

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tiny_chef
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