I have an album called "23 Jan 2012", seems like it was empty when google picasa moved their data to google plus photos, and the thing is - there is no "delete" in the menu if I select it on the phone.

And there is no such an album in the google+ photos.

Any ideas?

  • There might be a directory by that name, e.g. in the DCIM folder of your SDCard (or one of the other default picture locations). You can check that with a file explorer.
    – Izzy
    Commented Mar 15, 2013 at 22:30
  • @Izzy: I did, there is no such :-( All answers I've found refer to deleting it right in Picasa Web, but it's not available anymore
    – zerkms
    Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 1:29
  • As the media scanner should re-fill it on its next run: Maybe you simply delete all data from the corresponding apps (via Settings->Apps->Manage Apps)? That should kick it. com.android.providers.media is the one holding the data, which might turn app in apps as "MediaStorage" or similar.
    – Izzy
    Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 12:00
  • @Izzy: it kicks it but returns on next sync. I've found an app that solved my issue - see the answer and thanks
    – zerkms
    Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 19:48
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    Ah! I see: so it was not the local gallery, but Picasa. I couldn't see that as I don't use "the cloud" for all my personal stuff :) Glad the issue solved, and thanks for the answer!
    – Izzy
    Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 20:08

2 Answers 2


I just solved this issue after a lot of searching.

The normal Picasa page takes you to Google+, and it does not show the empty folders etc.

You have to use Picasa mobile: https://picasaweb.google.com/m

Log in, and you can delete whatever you want.

  • Note that after deleting these from picasaweb you still need to use the Refresh option from the menu to re-sync. Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 16:21

There is a tool in the play store that can manage Picasa contents: Perfect Tool for Picasa.

And I could delete the extra directories using it.

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