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Android: huge thumbdata4 file in DCIM folder

I have recently noticed a huge (>3.5GB) file in the DCIM/.thumbnails folder. I have tried deleting it, but the next time I open the Camera app it rebuilds the file (and locks up the phone, sometimes ...
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Not all images showing up in gallery

Some photos do not show up in the gallery app. I can find those particular shots trough the camera app for some reason, and using a file-browser I can find them too. But they will not show up in the ...
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Move DCIM .thumbnails to external SD

My phone has 1.5 GB internal memory and it's always full with gallery thumbnails (500 MB) . Every time I delete it for more space after one day it's full again . How can I move it to external micro ...
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Problem with my thumbnails in gallery

I have a problem with images in my gallery. The thumbnails of my photos are not the actual images when I view the image. The thumbnails are the photos which I have deleted or my other images in my ...
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How can I regenerate .thumbnails folder in DCIM

I accidentally deleted the contents of .thumbnails folder in DCIM in sdcard. After deleting it I am unable to access MediaStore.Images.Thumbnails._ID however MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA is having all ...
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Karbonn A9 is not generating thumbnails

My friend has bought a Karbonn A9 phone one month ago and it has a little problem now. It has 16GB memory card and it is not generating thumbnails in the stock gallery very well. If I open a folder to ...
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How can I prevent the Google+ app from showing the wrong thumbnail before I share a photo?

When I go to the Google+ app to share a picture I've taken on my phone, it shows the wrong thumbnail. I select the thumbnail anyway because experience has taught me that I can trust the date, and I ...
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Droid 3 Gallery Generating Errorneous Thumbnails; Possibly Due to Infinite Loop, .nomedia glitch?

I have a stock Motorola Droid 3 on Verizon. The device is not currently rooted. I am not sure if the Gallery app on my phone is specific to the Motoblur UI. I was testing the .nomedia trick/hack, by ...
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DCIM/.thumbnails/.thumbdata3-* files get deleted but does not free up space on Nexus 7 Android ver 6.0.1

I am trying to delete .thumbdata3-* files in my DCIM/.thumbnails folder on my Nexus 7 Android version 6.0.1 tablet as these files seem to be taking up close to 3 GB of data. I followed instructions ...
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Read content of .thumbdata file

I don't know how I managed to delete all my pictures and unfortunately, it took me a few days to find out they where gone. I tried to recover them with DiskDigger, but I didn't have much luck with it (...
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Recover photos from Google Photos cache

About two months ago (just over 60 days so they are no longer in Trash), I manually deleted thousands of photos off my Google Photos account due a problem I had with duplicate files. I had a back up ...
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How to delete hidden files consuming internal memory in Android?

I have 16gb internal memory in my Android phone (Asus Zenfone 5). I am using only around 3gb of memory and rest is being consumed by some hidden files. I am facing problem of memory shortage (only ...
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How do you clear .thumbnails folder without hanging Windows Explorer?

Is there a recommended way to clear out the thumbnail data that I have in DCIM/.thumbnails folder? It occupies about 50 MB and I want to clear it out but when I press Ctrl+A in Windows Explorer it ...
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.thumbdata5 contains alot of zeroes

I managed to extract jpg from Thumbdata5 . But when I opened it's Hex then there were only zeroes and in last of it there was only one photo that could be extracted Why is so On the other hand ...
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Generate all gallery thumbnails 'at one time', not 'on demand'

Context: Hello, I am an amateur photographer and I recently moved from an old iPad to a Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with custom rom, Android 6. On the iPad the thumbnails were created while importing photos ...
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Free up phone memory taken up by thumbnails

I have a 16 GB Samsung Galaxy S3 phone - 5.05GB of which is being taken up by thumbnails! Can I move these to my 32GB SD card? I have tried DMR (duplicate media remover) and that has detected ...
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How messenger application saves thumbnails

I'm developing android application. I searched about thumbnails and the way that other messenger application use them. but I don't know how Telegram or WhatsApp save their thumbnail and where are ...
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What does the “no thumbnail” error mean?

I am able to take photos with my tablet, but when I try to view them I get a blank screen with the message "no thumbnail". I never had this problem before. I can see older pictures with no problems ...
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my phone doesn't load any picture i take with the camera

I thought there was some sort of problem with my camera but it works just fine except that it doesn't load the pictures i take with it. I take a picture and when i try to view it it turns out to be a ...
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Cannot generate thumbnail in Android Gallery

Lately, some of my pictures just disappear and can't be loaded. It just says "Cannot generate thumbnail". All of a sudden, those pictures are having 0KB and no longer available. They're not sorted or ...
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Gallery thumbnails locked

I have a problem with my gallery thumbnails for a few days now. Thumbnails are generated in the .thumbnails folder but they are not displayed in the gallery, there is instead a picture with a lock. ...
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How to Ignore the Icons in Camera Album? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unwanted folders showing up in Gallery. Can they be removed? My Album contains Camera Pics and the icons of other applications. Those icons are there in my SD Card. I took ...
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MP3 Thumbnail Duplication

The thumbnail of my mp3 files get duplicated every time I download a song from the same channel, that only happens in my music player but if go looking into my folders the thumbnail is the same as the ...
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Thumbanails Not Regenerating

So I recently switched to a Samsung Galaxy A50 with One UI version 1.1 build over Android Version 9. So, I've been facing an issue with thumbnails regeneration. The DCIM/.thumbnails folder keeps ...
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still a mystery . thumbdata3 file space & performance hog

I just don't know how to fix this issue. I have tried almost everything and give up. I have read other threads on what to do if there is .thumbdata3 file that occupies a lot of space. my file ...
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.thumbnail file [duplicate]

.thumbnail file is occupying a lot of space in memory. I have very few pictures on the phone. Deleting doesn't work. There were 2 previous questions regarding this which did not have a solution. ...
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Thumbnail image different to actual image

A similar question has been asked previously, however the answer is not relevant to my problem. I have a number of photos where the thumbnail in the gallery does not match the photo displayed by the ...
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photo thumbnails can no longer be seen

I took some photos and when I went back to look at them the thumbnails are black and corrupted. how does this happen and can they be repaired?
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Only one thumbnail for all photos

I downloaded the million moments app which basically makes a cool album from the photos you choose. The problem is in the import screen when I choose photos, all the photos just have the thumbnail of ...
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Why is it that the thumbnails of my images in gallery are not the same with the actual image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with my thumbnails in gallery. Why is it that the thumbnails of my images in gallery are not the same with the actual image? The images that I deleted was the ...