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Recovering Files Cleaned Out by Norton Clean?

i must have not been paying close enough attention but ran Norton Clean on my cell phone, the free version, and it must have totally cleaned out my download folder where I store TONS of stuff over the years that I DO NOT WANT TO LOSE, oops!!!! Is there any way whatsoever to recover these files?



Re: Recovering Files Cleaned Out by Norton Clean?

Hello Liam. An older thread has a possible solution for you here: https://community.norton.com/en/comment/7020481#comment-7020481


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Re: Recovering Files Cleaned Out by Norton Clean?

One thing to note about the recovery app in SoulAsylum's link.

Step 2Turn on USB Debugging on Android Phone

The recovery needs high priority access to the internal system, so USB Debugging is required.

This can open your device up to malicious apps having total access to your device. The instructions on the web site makes no mention of disabling this after you are finished recovering your files. Be sure you disable USB Debugging, so you are not vulnerable.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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