Q: I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After installing the vault software in the new phone, I am unable to restore data (photos, videos) from old SD card. What might be the reason for this? Is there any way I can recover the files from Vault app on my old SD card?
The Vault App is a very popular app that is widely used on Android and iPhone. It is designed to hide private files on your phone, such as videos, text messages, contacts, call logs, bookmarks and other files. In addition, it can easily help users hide the password of the apps you installed on your phone. Currently, more than 100 million users are using the Vault app to protect their private mobile data. Undoubtedly it can be seen how sad it is to delete the Vault application inadvertently or if you lose private files in the Vault for a variety of reasons.
Fortunately, all the hidden files in the Vault are still stored in Android memory, even if they are deleted. With some tips, you have the opportunity to retrieve these deleted or lost Vault files. This article will guide you through the recovery of lost photos and other files from the Vault app on Android devices such as Samsung, HTC, OnePlus, Motorola, Sony, LG, Huawei, ZTE, etc. by following the 2 solutions below. Please continue reading and find the answer you like.
Method 1: Recover Deleted Files from Vault via ES File Explorer File Manager
Method 2: Recover Lost Vault Data with Vault App/App Lock or Others
Method 3: App Lock Photo Vault Recovery with Android Data Recovery
Most lock applications on your phone to hide files can be divided into two types:
1) Hiding using encryption
2) Hiding in dot folders (example: .foldername)
If your file is hidden using encryption, the chances of recovery will be very small unless you know a very good decryption application. If your file is hidden in dot folders, then you can rely on some resource managers, such as ES File Explorer File Manager, to easily recover hidden files in the dot folders.
ES File Explorer File Manager can display hidden files. By running this software, you will see all the files and folders that have been deleted. If not, you can search the photos and videos using the characters mentioned: for photo: .jpeg and for video: .mp4. Next, we'll give you detailed steps to teach you how to use ES File Explorer File Manager to rescue erased photos from the Vault app.
Step 1. Install ES File Explorer File Manager and launch it.
Step 2. Navigate to "Settings" and enable the "Show Hidden Files" option. After that, go back to the home directory and search for the folder named ".My security". Open the folder and you will see many files named "24ad4ca5".
Step 3. Select the "Search" -> "Advanced Options" options and enter a size of 10kb - 10mb (the no. are vary depending on the video size). After that, be sure to select "All Files" and click "Search".
Step 4. Once the search is complete, you will get files with a different extensions. Try to open them as images.
Step 5. Finally, use the multirename tool to change the file extension to jpg / mp4.
After completing the above steps, you can move the restored Vault pictures and videos to a custom folder to save.
Vault app itself can also help you unhide and then restore your files and photos deleted from your Android phone. Below are the detailed steps:
For Vault App:
1. First of all, launch Vault app on your Android phone and choose "Photos" or "Videos".
2. Turn to click on the options of "Menu" -> "Manage photos or videos".
3. Choose all the deleted photos and videos that you want to recover and tap on "Restore" button.
4. Finally, you can click on "OK" to recover all your selected photos and videos on your Android device.
For App Lock/Gallery Vault:
1. Launch the App Lock/Gallery Vault on your Android phone and login to by using your master password.
2. Press the "App lock" option to slide menu and choose "Settings" tab.
3. Just tap on the "Data Recovery" option to recover all your lost files.
See? By following the simple steps on the above, you can easily recover deleted photos from App lock or other applications.
A powerful Android data recovery like Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android (with its Mac version - Lab.Fone for Android Mac) can help users to retrieve deleted or lost contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music, call history, documents and more from Android phone memory and SD card. It can also work as a Vault file recovery program to help you restore your deleted files, such as photos and videos, from Vault app on your Android phones.
More Features of Lab.Fone for Android
> Detect your Android phone and scan out Vault files in short time.
> Allow users to preview recoverable Vault contacts, messages, photos and videos before recovery.
> Recover specific Vault files selectively and conveniently.
> Rescue deleted Vault photos and videos without any quality loss.
How to Recover Deleted Files from Vault App on Android Phone
Only with 3 simple steps, you can get back your lost and deleted files from Vault app on your Android phone by using this Android data recovery software. Please download and install this program and then follow the steps below:
Step 1. Launch Lab.Fone for Android and connect your Android phone to the computer using a USB cable. Then, the connected Android device will be detected by the program.
Tips: if you haven't enabled the USB debugging on your phone, the Android data recovery tool will be failed to detect your phone. Therefore, you can follow the instructions in the article to learn how to open USB debugging on your phone.
Step 2. All the contents that you can recover will be displayed in categories and you can select the data type to allow the program to scan your phone's memory.
Step 3. Choose the lost Vault files on the Android phone that you want to recover, and click the "Recover" button to save them on your computer.
By the way, Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android can also find existing data on your Android phone. Therefore, you can also use it as an Android backup program to move your Android data to computer for safe backup.