I accidently deleted a big amount of data from my collection.media folder on my computer. This due to a wrong backup-sync settup (swapping destination and source folder). About 50.000 files(If I can estimate) for several languages are gone.
I tried to force upload my images from my phone / tablet. However when saying sync was gone, also these devices say that images are missing.
Is there a way to get my old collection.media folder back? This happened today, so I really hope you guys could restore the data somewhere for me.
Thanks a lot in advance , hopefully you guys can restore it from the Anki-server.
Yeah, I had a similar problem, where all the media files apparently vanished from my son’s phone.
I took a backup from the Anki folder (unfortunately the program folder, I should probably have looked up where it stores the data ) and tried to restore things by syncing with my PC. Unfortunately that only led to deleting the files from PC too, which is when I found out i had saved the wrong folder.
Long story short, ALL media files seem to be gone from both locations.
Is there any way left to restore them? I read somewhere it’s possible from backups.
If so you’d probably need my son’s AnkiWeb login?
Thanks for the heads up, now I just need to find out how to contact these guys ;).
At least I found out now what caused the loss. The wife used the ‘transfer pictures’ function of the phone when connecting to my son’s PC and apparently that abomination just pulls every picture it can find from the phone and deletes them (if you confirm the prompt).
I managed to restore most of them from that copy now, but weirdly, some are still missing.
To contact I believe you have to take the following steps:
Make an account on: Welcome - AnkiMobile/AnkiWeb Support
Press button; start a discussion -> check box private.
Give as much detailed info as possible (which date was it removed, what is the user account name , which date would you like it to be restored to.)