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    Default Why do I have so many folders for my pictures?

    In my gallery I literally have 9 folders for all my pictures: (3) Camera, Screenshots, 100MEDIA, (3) Downloads and wallpapers. Can anyone help me fix this somehow ?
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    Default Re: Why do I have so many folders for my pictures?

    That's the way Android does things. You can use a file manager (Astro, ES File Explorer) to move files from one folder to another and consolidate them that way.

    Personally, if I've taken a screenshot, for example, I'm glad I don't have to wade through all my other images to find it. I don't really know, but suspect, that the different download folders were created by different apps. I'm not sure why there are multiple camera folders, though.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.
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    Default Re: Why do I have so many folders for my pictures?

    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    That's the way Android does things. You can use a file manager (Astro, ES File Explorer) to move files from one folder to another and consolidate them that way.

    Personally, if I've taken a screenshot, for example, I'm glad I don't have to wade through all my other images to find it. I don't really know, but suspect, that the different download folders were created by different apps. I'm not sure why there are multiple camera folders, though.
    Downloads and screenshots I'm very fine with... but as you said THREE camera and THREE download folders are a bit ridiculous to me lol. And I can't seem to locate them on my SD Card when I plug my phone into my computer.
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    Default Re: Why do I have so many folders for my pictures?

    They could be on either the internal or external SD, and probably under folders named DCIM or Media or Download. The Gallery app just scans your storage for images, and puts thumbnails for them in the gallery. So, unfortunately, the images could be anywhere an app decides to put them. So if you use different browsers, for example, and each one creates it's own download directory, images could be stored in any or all of them.

    I'm not sure why there would be multiple camera directories, though, unless (1) you used the card in other phones or (2) you have multiple camera apps.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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