Changing Devices

If you are changing devices and want to take all your super secret stuff with you, be sure to follow these directions.

We have no access to your pictures and Vaulty does not store them on the internet or on any servers so if you don’t move them to your new device, you won’t have them there.

Always Update Vaulty

First, make sure you have the latest version of Vaulty installed on your old device.  You can check on the Market page for Vaulty Free or Vaulty Stocks.

Choose one of the following methods and follow the instructions.  If one way doesn’t work out, you can try the other way.

Method One: Move the Media (Simple)

This way of moving your vault has the fewest steps and is perfect if you don’t have more than a few hundred items in your vault.

Step One: Unhide Everything

Open Vaulty and tap the “(All Items)” folder.

Tap the check mark button in the upper right hand corner.

Tap the “Select All” button.

Then, tap the “Unhide” button.

All of your pictures and videos will now be outside of your vault so you can move them to your new device as you normally would.

Step Two: Move Files

Now just move all your files to your new device.  If you need help doing this you can search online or ask someone who is tech savvy for some help.

Step Three: Hide Files Again

Install Vaulty on your new device and hide everything you want to have back in Vaulty.

Method Two: Move the Vault

Moving the vault it’s self between devices can be quick and won’t require vaulting everything again.  This is the preferred method if you’re good with a computer and have a lot of media hidden in Vaulty.

Step One: Move

You need to move the files from your old device’s vault location your new device’s vault location.  The vault location can vary between devices so check the location on each of your devices.

To find the vault location on a device open Vaulty, press the menu button and tap “Settings.”

Scroll to the bottom where you’ll see “Vault Location.”

Just move all the files in the folder of your old device’s Vault to your new device’s Vault and you should be good to go.

Step Two: Enjoy

Make sure you have the latest version of Vaulty installed on your new device, of course.  Just open it up and you should see your vault just as it was on your old device.  If you didn’t put it in the right location on your new device, it won’t show up.   You’ll just need to run a scan to have Vaulty find and import your old vault.

Step Three: Scan & Import

To run a scan open Vaulty, press menu and tap “Settings.”

Tap “Scan” in Settings.

Wait for the scan to complete.

Enjoy. 🙂  Vaulty should now display your vaulted items.  Remember to make regular backups to prevent data loss.

If you need any additional help check out Vaulty Help or email us

Recover Deleted Files On Your Android

Perhaps you deleted something accidentally or maybe you changed your mind after deleting something.  Whatever the reason, sometimes you want to undo deleting a file on your device.  Here’s how.


Note: This will probably result in you having duplicates of the files you recovered.  Can be somewhat bothersome but its usually better than not having them at all.


What you’ll need

  • The Latest Version of Vaulty
  • Android Device
  • USB Cable
  • Windows Computer
  • Recuva (the free version is fine but it’s great software so do buy it if you’re so inclined)


Step One: Mount

Attach your device to the computer using a the USB cable and mount your storage so the computer can access it.  We won’t go into depth on how to do that here.  If you need help you can search Google and YouTube for instructions on how to do this step with your particular device.


Step Two: Scan

Install Recuva and use it to scan your Android device’s storage for the files you would like to recover.

When you start Recuva you will see the following screen:

Simply click the “Next >” button.

Then, Recuva will ask you which file types to scan for.  Select “Other” and then click “Next >” again.

Next we need to select the location to scan.  Choose “On my media card or iPod” and then click “Next >.”

Tell Recuva to do a deep scan by clicking the check box next to “Enable Deep Scan” to be sure we get everything.  Click “Start” to begin the scan.

Wait for the scan to complete.  This may take a while if the storage being scanned is large and if the storage or computer are slow.

Step Three: Recover

After the scan has completed, Recuva will display the files it found.  Basically, you just select the items you want to recover and click the recover button.  Switch to Advanced Mode to make it easier to find the files you want to recover.

If the files you’re looking for were deleted from the vault in Vaulty then you’re looking for files with a “.vdata” file extension.  Use the search field to the left of the “Options” button to search for “.vdata” to show only those files.

Or, if you’re looking for files you hadn’t vaulted, clicking on the arrow in that search field will also give you options to show just images or videos.

Once you have located the files you want to recover, just check the checkbox next to them and click the “Recover…” button.  If the files were in your vault before you still won’t be able to view them after recovering them until you import them back into Vaulty.

Note: Not all files displayed can be correctly recovered.


Step Four: Recover With Vaulty

All you have to do here is put the files you recovered back onto your device and have Vaulty import them.  Start by moving the recovered files back on to your device.  Then, open Vaulty and run a scan by pressing the menu button, tapping “Settings” and tapping “Scan.”  Wait for that scan to complete and Vaulty will show all the items it could recover in your vault again.  Always remember to backup media stored on your device to prevent future data loss.

If you need any additional help check out Vaulty help or email us

Vaulty 3.2 with Larger Thumbnails and More Privacy

Big beautiful thumbnails are now displayed with minimal borders on all devices.  Vaulty scales very well from a small phone screen to large 10.1 inch tablet screens.  There are also a few other minor detail improvements such as a transparent background and a little extra space on the top and bottom on the sort menu.  One thing a lot of people have been requesting was a more discrete icon.  You got it.  We also threw in a few minor bug fixes and improved the speed and stability of Vaulty.

Get Vault for free from the Android Market.



Let us know what your favorite new improvements were and what you’d like to see next.

Vaulty 3.0 Released!

The latest, greatest version of Vaulty has been released on the Android Market.  You can download it for free now.

Some of the new improvements include:Vaulty Free Icon

  • more secure
  • faster
  • more stable
  • supports more devices
  • improved design and graphics
  • improved gallery
  • video thumbnails on 2.0+ devices
  • larger thumbnails
  • optimized landscape mode
  • added tutorial
  • date and size in list mode
  • simplified controls
  • better image thumbnails
  • better zoom view
  • improved icon
  • more options
  • update notification for new versions of Vaulty
  • reduced ads
  • no ads in viewer
  • and much more!
Thanks for making Vaulty #1.  It was your support and feedback that helped us make this version so great.  We look forward to making Vaulty even better in the future.  I’d also like to thank the team here at Squid Tooth for all their hard work and dedication.  What are your favorite new features?