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This happened to me as well. I am guessing that one of the pictures was corrupt and that causes everything to be corrupt. The way I fixed it was I connected my phone to my computer "as a media device" and copied all of the pictures (in Internal Storage/DCIM/Camera) to my computer to back them up. A few failed to copy (I'm guessing that these are the ones ...
My Gallery didn't show my SD card pictures anymore after Xperia update to 6.0.1. After multiple reboot attempts and ejecting the SD card once I found that the Gallery App has the following under its settings: Help > Find and fix problems (paraphrased from my German version) After running this, everything is OK again. Note: Files were always visible ...
Do not use Gallery to manage your photos. Use the Google Photos app to manage your photos on your device, when you delete a photo in the Photo app it is deleted from all attached devices as well, including locally and the Google Photo storage.
It is common "bug", I would like to call, they will appear as soon as the mobile is restarted and files are registered in Media library. Another trick I use is I copy that downloaded folder to another folder using a file manager, and voila. You should try it too.
The answer cannot be absolutely foolproof, but, since you mentioned media files downloaded from WhatsApp as your example, I'll tailor my answer against that specific issue. Now, there does exist a file whose behaviour is to act as a flag. Whenever said file is put into a folder containing media files, such media won't be indexed by a gallery-type of app. ...
May be you need to update Google Play Services. If you want you can download latest Google Play Store APK file. I have found one here : http://www.appsapkapp.com/download-google-play-store/
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