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I don't prefer cloud backup because of high priced internet plans in my country, and the answer by Lord Ralf Adolf didn't work for my device somehow. Ultimately, I had to find a solution which is supposed to be no pain only gain. Here we go with one mentioned below. Notes: The solution requires a USB cable, MTP enabled (available in Android 4.xx and 5.xx) ...


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Consider any of the solution mentioned below. Solution 1 Note: Follow the steps for both Internal and external SD Card Go to File manager -> Android -> Data -> com.android.gallery3d. Delete the folder (com.android.gallery3d) in both internal and external SD card. Go to Settings -> Apps / Application manager -> search for Gallery -> open ...


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The system itself AFAIK doesn't expose a GUI element to do so. However, you have multiple options to trigger the Media Scanner: Reboot the device (not that convenient) unmounting/remounting the SD card (via Settings; better, but still not convenient) using one of the apps/widgets available in the app stores. One that's reportedly working with Kitkat is SD ...


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Do not go to Google Drive directly. Gallery Select the files you want to Upload Share (icon like Branch) -NOW you choose Google drive and folder... Click OK and you are in Business


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To recover from a crash during a panorama stitch I did this: Use a file explorer on Android to copy the folder containing the unstitched files from the cache: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.google.android.GoogleCamera/cache/panorama_sessions/ to the pictures folder and back them up with Google photos. I recieved a notification the next day that photos ...


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Not a full answer (came here looking for an answer myself), but here are a couple of partial solutions I figured out so far, perhaps someone else can improve upon these. First of all, temporary files for the last few photosphere sessions can be found under /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.gallery3d/files/panorama_sessions/. You can extract these out ...


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Updated answer: Check if you have a hidden file named .nomedia (double check also for uppercase name) on device memory (storage folder) and delete. Go to Settings > Apps -> ALL -< Media Storage. Select Clear data + Clear defaults. Disable the App. Reboot the device. Now enable again Settings > Apps -> ALL -< Media Storage. Wait a couple of ...


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You will not lose any of your photos, if CLEAR DATA operation is performed, it is completely safe to do so. This just means that your preferences have been reset and the cache has been cleared.1 Cache is generated only for providing fast access to gallery files. When you restart your gallery after this operation, it'll take some time to load and it will ...


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You can find the source for this app in the Gallery2 package in AOSP. All the code for the photo editor is in src/com/android/gallery3d/filtershow. The saving is handled by tools/ImageSave.java, which has this comment explaining the behaviour (which I've formatted):- In order to support the new edit-save behavior such that user won't see the edited image ...


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rename the album cover to "folder.jpg", and it will be skipped. You can save the rest of the album art in a nested folder with ".nomedia" inside it.


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I found I could multi select pics by touching the first one, holding my finger on the screen, and then dragging across the screen to the last one. They all turn to selected as I pass over them. A bit like selecting text with a mouse on a PC!


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Google decided to remove the Gallery app, replacing it by the "Photos" app.


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This same thing has happened to me and I've only had my s6 Edge a little over a week. I went through each file in my files and device storage and deleted ".nomedia" files. All of my pictures are now back in the gallery.


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Most apps, when they want to choose an image, use an implicit intent, which just says what they want to do, and doesn't specifically name the Gallery app. This means that any app that can perform that action can be started, and if you have more than one, you get the chooser to choose which to launch. This is the normal behaviour. You won't get a chooser if ...


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It doesn't matter where you put them. A convenient place usually is the (internal or external) SD card, where you simply could create a Photos folder, and extract your photos to. The gallery app simply checks the devices media database, it doesn't check the directories directly. This database gets fed by the so-called Media Scanner, which gets triggered by ...


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While several hints can be found in the insufficient-memory tag-wiki, you case seems a little special ­– as you report to still have ~75 MB free (3 times the limit this error should be triggered). This should even enable you to install a file manager (if you have not already done so, or a useful file manager was pre-installed). So in order to remove some ...


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Just in case somebody stumbles upon this question - you don't need to uninstall Facebook. Just open the Gallery, press the menu button and go to "Content to display" option. Uncheck Facebook there. Done.


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Place in every directory, you want to be excluded by the media scanner, an empty file named ".nomedia". Then restart your phone and the 'marked' directories should not be indexed any more.


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Take a look at Titanium Backup, it will backup all the data saved in the Contacts app and Gallery app and you can either transfer it to a new phone, or extract the sql-lite db's contained in the backup and (hopefully) get your data into a spreadsheet or something. (as mentioned here) An alternative method (without root) is to use the adb backup command. ...


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I have a G4, and you're right. The Gallery app doesn't have a confirmation message, just a floating dialog that has an Undo button which disappears after a while. I'd recommend using another app instead. I use QuickPic. When you click the delete button, a popup with a delete icon appears. It serves as sort of a confirmation message. If you click the button,...


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Clear app data of Media Storage app. Find and delete .nomedia files on sdcard. And reboot. Terminal command to delete .nomedia files recursively. Install Terminal Emulator for Android app. Open it and enter the command. find $EXTERNAL_STORAGE $SECONDARY_STORAGE -iname ".nomedia" -exec rm {} \; NOTE: Since android 5.0 doesn't allow third party apps to ...


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Instagram does not provide any options to download images or videos to the phone. However, you can use third party applications like "Instasave for Instagram" for doing this. App Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dstudio.tool.instasave&hl=en Go to Play Store and Install Instasave application Open Instasave app Press home button and ...


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The given answer is correct, I just want to clarify: By pressing Clear data on any app, you're clearing application's data, stored in /data/data/[package.name]. It doesn't contain any images of yours, nor you can access it unless you root your device. Cache also belongs to data, and it's inside /data/data/[package.name]/cache. Your images, on the other side,...


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The solution to that is pretty easy: Instead of renaming the folder to .Video (and thus "hiding" it completely), simply place a file named .nomedia inside it. That way you hide it from the media scanner – while the directory stays visible in your file managers. I cannot check with FB (refusing those data collectors), but apps usually depend on the "media ...


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I recommend taking a screenshot of the image, and cropping it. It should reduce the size a bit without an app.


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You could try JustResizeIt! (free or paid) It's optimized to send many pictures to many emails. You can send entire albums to all your friends. Install the free version, create a widget with many email recipients. Then open your Gallery, choose as many pictures you want, tap on Share and select JustResizeIt!. Wait the pictures to load, then just tap on the ...


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use quick pick or f-stop or any other gallery manager apps


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Looking for something else & came across this... The pathway to an apps cache has changed slightly since original posting back in 2012. In Marshmallow (at least): Settings→Apps→Gallery→Storage→Clear Cache


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You need to use the Photos app instead (it no longer requires a Google+ profile) which has the option you are looking for in the latest 2018 version. But you cannot export or migrate your favorites out of Gallery and the Gallery app is removed by Lollipop.


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I had the exact same issue. It also caused a related problem. When I tried to browse the Camera folder on my external sd card, it hangs for about 60 seconds. So I went to Terminal (if your phone doesn't have this app then download the Terminal Emulator) and did the following (case-sensitive): cd //storage/extSdCard/DCIM mv Camera Recent I took me a ...


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