How To Recover Inaccessible or Deleted Photos In App Lock Vault

By | May 17, 2018

App Lock Photo Vault Recovery

Learn Few But Very Effective Solutions To Recover Lost, Inaccessible or Deleted Photos/Pictures From Vault App!

Summary: Hidden your private photos in app lock vault but now you have forgotten the password and not able to unlock them? Or accidentally deleted the photos folder hidden in App lock vault app? Don’t worry! Here we present some effective solutions that will help you to recover inaccessible or deleted hidden photos from App lock vault. Simply read the post till the end and follow the solutions.

Our Recommendation: If you have saved the photos in external SD card and hidden then with any App lock app such as vault, etc, then one of the best ways to retrieve hidden, deleted or inaccessible photos is to use professional Photo Recovery software which is perfect app lock photo recovery software.

With the help of photo recovery, you can;

  • Easily extract memory card images/pictures hidden by AppLock, Vault app, photo locker app or any other app lock.
  • Also retrieve videos and audio files (hidden, deleted or lost from external SD card) from vault app or from any other app lock.
  • Recover photos, videos and audio files that are hidden in memory card, pen drive, USB drive, thumb drive, hard drive and other media storage devices.
  • Preview recoverable images within software preview screen before final recovery.
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Today almost all smartphone offer a built in feature to hide photos and videos. However, if there is no built-in feature, then there is lots of third-party app available in Play Store, iTunes Store or over internet that helps you to hide personal data and protect privacy.

The famous apps for hiding photos are Vault, AppLock, Private Photo Fault, Gallery Vault, File Hide Expert, Photo Locker app and so on.

Though these apps helps you in hiding your personal data such as pictures, videos, audio, messages and much more on your Android and Apple phones, there are also some drawback of these apps.

What if you forget the password of app lock? What if you uninstall or factory reset your device without keeping the backup of the photos? What if you delete the hidden folders and files of photos in your device?

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Just have a look at practical scenarios mentioned-below!

Practical Scenario 1: Users Loses All Photos From Photo Vault of Applock

Photos in Applock’s Photo Vault?

Hey I used to put my photos in the photo vault of applock but I decided to reset my phone and factory resert and wipe data+cache and dalvik cache. After that I restored all my apps including the applock but my photos in the vault were gone. How do I recover them? Please help. Thanks in advance

– Original Post From XDA Developers Forums

Practical Scenario 2: Users Deleted Photo Vault App in iPhone

a photo vault app got deleted, how do i get the pictures back?

a photo vault app got deleted, how do i get the pictures back?

– Original Post From Apple Discussion

Well, in all such case, you will lose your personal and private photos that you have hidden in photo vault of App lock.

But you don’t have to worry about it all.

As I have mentioned-above, here you are going to learn some effective solutions to recover lost, hidden, deleted, inaccessible photos from photo vault of app lock.

So, here we start with the app lock photo vault recovery solutions!

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Solution 1: Use Photo Recovery Software To Recover Photos From Vault App [Recommended]

If you have saved your pictures/photos in phone’s external SD card and you use to hide them with any app lock apps such as Vault, AppLock, Gallery Vault, File Hide Expert, etc, then in such case, it is highly recommended that you must try Photo Recovery software which is best and suitable Vault App Photo Recovery in order to get back deleted, lost, hidden or inaccessible photos.

This photo recovery for vault app is available for both Windows and Mac that you can download by clicking on the button.

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Below find out the complete step-by-step tutorial on how to retrieve photos deleted, lost or hidden in photo vault of App lock via Photo Recovery Tool.

Note: This will only work if your photos are stored in phone’s external memory card and not in internal memory. For internal memory just go to solution 2.

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Steps To Recover Deleted, Hidden, Lost or Inaccessible Photos From Vault App

Step 1 – Install "Photo Recovery" software and launch it on your computer. Click on "Recover Photo, Audio & Video" tab to recover photos, videos and audio files from any SD card, external USB drive or computer hard drive. Connect the media to your computer and then perform the process.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 1

Step 2 – Select the drive from which you want to recover files. All the hard drive and external media will be shown in the list. Now select the desired drive to scan and then click on "Scan" button.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 2

Step 3 – Once you click on "Scan" button the software will show that scanning is in progress. The software will search for all multimedia files from your selected drive or attached media.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 3

Step 4 – After scanning, all the files that are found in the selected volume, hard disk or other storage media devices are listed. You can now select the files to preview them and then you can click on "Recover" button to finally save them on your computer.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 4

Solution 2: Vault App Photo Recovery By Using ES File Explorer File Manager

Let me tell you that most of the lock apps use two type of method to lock files such as:

  • Hiding files by using encryption.
  • Hiding files in dot folders. Example .foldername

For first type of method, you have very less chance to recover your pictures, but if you have hidden from the SD card, then you can follow and try the solution 1 to retrieve back your pictures.

For second type of method (whether you have hidden the pictures from phone’s internal memory or external SD card), you can take help of another app from Play Store known as ES File Explorer File Manager, that has the potential to expose and extract the dot folders and files (hidden folders or files whose name start with dot).

ES File Explorer File Manager will show you the hidden files and folders and as it shows you the hidden files and holder at same time you can check and recover your photos in the app folder where it is installed. If you are not able to find it then search it with photo and video file format by using wildcard characters. Example: For Photo – use .jpeg and for Video – use .mp4, .avi, etc.

Below follow the step-by-step guide on how to retrieve lost, hidden or inaccessible photos from vault app via ES File Explorer File Manager.

Note: This solution will only work on Android phone and tablet and can easily recover your photos hidden by AppLock, Vault, Gallery Vault or any other lock application from phone’s internal or external SD card.

  • Install ES File Explorer File Manager on your Android phone from play store.
  • Launch it and go to Settings and enable the option “show hidden files”.
  • Now go back to home directory and look for the folder “.My Security”. Once you find it, open it and then you will get many files that would be named like “25ad4ca6”.

Recover Photos From vault App

  • Next go to search option, tap on “Advanced options”. Enter the size “10kb-10MB” select all files and tap on search.
  • It will display the files with different file extenuations. Try to open them with image or video format.
  • Try to change file extension name with .jpg for photos and .mp4 for videos.

That’s it, you can now move the recovered photos/videos to new folder.

Alternatively, you can connect your Android phone to PC to search hidden or deleted photos and videos locked by App lock or vault app on the device. Simply enable hidden files through Control panel> Folder options and then search the photos with wildcard character. Example for photos – .jpg/.jpeg and for videos – .mp4/.avi

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Solution 3: Use The App Lock/Vault App/Gallery Vault Itself To Recover Photos

On your Android phone, follow the below-steps to restore photos:

  • Open Vault app on your phone.
  • Tap on Photos or Videos.
  • Tap Menu button and then tap on “Manage Photos” or “Manage Videos
  • Select the Photo(s) or Video(s) that you want to restore.
  • Tap Restore.
  • Select OK in order to restore the photo and videos on your device.

Alternatively, follow below steps:

Note: It will only recover photos/videos that you had in App Lock or Gallery Vault on the same device. In case if you have factory reset or formatted your device then it will not recover your photos.

  • Log in to your App Lock or Gallery Vault using your Master Password.

recover photos from AppLock

  • Tap on ‘App Lock’ to bring up the menu and go to ‘Settings’.

Recover Photos From Gallery Vault

  • Tap on ‘Data Recovery’.

AppLock Photo Recovery

  • This will recover all your previously lost photos from a previous version of App Lock or Gallery Vault.

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Tip: Avoid Photo Loss or Deletion From Vault App

Some of the lock applications such as Vault, AppLock, Gallery vault, etc offer Cloud backup option. So, it is suggested that you must use the feature of Cloud backup to keep copies photos and videos.

Beside that you can keep backup of your private and personal photos to some other external data storage devices such as pen drive, USB drive, computer hard drive, etc so that you can use that back in case of such photo loss or deletion from vault app.


So, from the above-mentioned solutions I hope you were able to restore your hidden, inaccessible or lost photos from App lock vault app.

However, photos hidden by App lock photo vault from phone’s external SD card and if it got deleted or if you have forgotten password, then it is recommended that you must use Photo Recovery software to recover deleted photos from vault app.

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How To Recover Inaccessible or Deleted Photos In App Lock Vault. 1: Use Photo Recovery Software To Recover Photos From Vault App. 2: Vault App Photo Recovery By Using ES File Explorer File Manager. 3: Use The App Lock/Vault App/Gallery Vault Itself To Recover Photos. Tip: Avoid Photo Loss or Deletion From Vault App.
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