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How to Recover Deleted Misc. Files

Updated by Daisy on Jul 20, 2023
Written by Jean
 | Home > Android Data Recovery


You can never recover deleted Android Misc.(miscellaneous) files without the help of EaseUS MobiSaver for Android. Now try your best to get miscellaneous files back in MISC folder on Android.

"I am new to Android, and I find the cache and miscellaneous files under settings storage being useless and annoying, taking a considerable amount of memory space. But when I deleted the misc files, I discovered that I lost all my pictures and videos received via WhatsApp. They're no longer in the gallery, instead, only a black screen appears. Please help me regain photos and videos from mistakenly deleted Misc. files on Android."

What Is Misc. About?

Navigate to the storage section of your Android mobile, and you can see a list the app data and media content associated, pictures, videos, audio files, downloads, cached data and the last Misc. files over 1GB size. 

The misc. refers to miscellaneous files, which are all the temporary files and files which cannot be classified as any of the above, such as zip, rar, apk files, application database, thumbnail files, font files, advertisement files, metadata files or any kind of unknown file formats.

How to Safely Delete Misc. Without Losing Data?

When you delete such miscellaneous files to make up for insufficient space on Android device, be sure they are safe to be removed. Deleting WhatsApp misc files will surely cause problems because it may be any database files of WhatsApp or anything related to its storage. If you need to delete images of WhatsApp, go into Gallery and remove them.

How to Recover Mistakenly Deleted Misc. (miscellaneous) Files on Android?

WhatsApp pictures and videos could be unexpectedly removed due to Misc. file deletion from Android, so as other online messaging and call apps' data, like LINE messages and photos, Facebook timeline posts,  Kik Messenger photos, Skype video calls,  Instagram pictures, etc. Will you be able to recover the mistakenly deleted images from Android miscellaneous files?

To recover deleted Misc. files all back, including deleted memo files, contacts, WhatsApp chats, notes and more, you need the help of a specialized Android data recovery tool. Download EaseUS MobiSaver for Android and install it on your Windows computer, and now you can start Misc file recovery with the guide below.

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to a computer

Install and run EaseUS MobiSaver for Android and connect your Android phone to the computer with USB cable. Then click "Start" button to make the software recognize and connect your device.

connect Android phone to PC to recover deleted misc files

NOTE: As the software can only access the rooted Android device, you need to make sure that your phone has been rooted before recovery.

Step 2. Scan Android phone to find the deleted misc. files

After connected your Android phone, the software will quickly scan the device to find all the existing and lost data. You can easily find the deleted misc. files you want by choosing the correct file types.

scan Android phone to recover deleted misc. files

Step 3. Preview and recover data from Android phone

Preview all the recoverable files one by one and then you can select those you want quickly. Here you can turn on "Only display deleted items" option to list the deleted files only. Finally, you can click "Recover" button to get the deleted misc. files back at once.

click recover button to recover deleted misc files

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