Background: I used to use the Share with another app button on Google Chrome to send images from Google Chrome App to my Text Messaging App. It would go to my text message but not be seen in the Downloads folder.
Now, if I have a file stored in the Downloads folder that I want to attach to either a Text Message (via Messaging App) or an Email (via Gmail App), when I go to upload that file from the File Explorer within one of those Apps, all of the images that I have ever "Shared" in the method described are listed there, and can be clicked and uploaded as though they are stored in the system. However, when I use a File Management App, they are not there.
I simply want to remove the images from the Downloads folder, or from appearing as though they are in the Downloads folder to certain Apps (i.e., Messages and Gmail). Also, I'd like an appreciation of what is going on, but I think that would be clear upon a solution being presented.
I am not interested in rooting my phone.
What Has Not Worked:
• Clearing cache of Google, Google Chrome, and Messages Apps
• Deleting the Downloads folder in its entirety.
• Downloading multiple File Explorers and Hidden Image/File Apps to Search for the Locations of the Files
• Granting storage permissions to Google Chrome Apps