Phone wiped itself, any way to recover?

csfoley

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I went camping this weekend and took some great photos with my Arrive. I had brought an extra battery along to extend my weekend of phone coverage.

I am sitting at 6000 ft punching in my unlock code and fat fingered it. Went to try again, entered 2 digits, got a battery critical warning, then my phone shut itself off. Popped the battery out, put in the new one and fired it up.

At this point I get "Welcome to windows phone, choose an option to set up". Phone was completely wiped, no pics, no data, no nothing. I lost some great photos. If it had been a sd card like an android phone I wouldn't have lost anything, instead I lost everything

Does this make sense to anyone? Does anyone know a way to recover data off of it?

Chris
 

Dave Blake

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Did you check skydrive and see if they had uploaded. I upload all my pictures it has saved me a couple of times. I think it uploads by default so unless you told it not to your pictures should be there
 

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When setting up my HD7 it asked me if I wanted the auto-upload option, but warned of data charges. I kept it off... but, in light of this thread, I've just turned it on. :)
 

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Any phone can have a hiccup like that. A supervisor at work just got a new Motorola Photon. He had over 200 contacts and photos of the work in progress. The other day his phone rebooted on its own and everything got wiped out.
 

csfoley

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Did you check skydrive and see if they had uploaded. I upload all my pictures it has saved me a couple of times. I think it uploads by default so unless you told it not to your pictures should be there

I found the upload option and it apparently is not on by default. I have enabled it going forward that is for sure. I also don't remember it asking me about that on set up, but it is possible.
 

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