20-11-2012 20:09 - edited 20-11-2012 20:15
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...
21-11-2012 21:32 - edited 21-11-2012 21:32
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?
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.
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.
Unfortunately It is not possible to recover a deleted contact.