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  1. Ripagodazippa's Avatar
    Shut down/Restart your phone. I still have this issue every now and then. When it loads back up, check your gallery and all of your pictures should be back. I think one of the apps I have installed causes this or it's another general storage issue on the DINC.

    Hope this helps.
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    04-23-2012 04:56 PM
  2. Kutuzov13's Avatar
    I can't figure out why photos are disappearing from Gallery as well, but they are not lost. Go into your file manager and go to: emmc - - DCIM--100MEDIA. You will find your photos there.
    04-25-2012 09:12 AM
  3. kufta4's Avatar
    Shut down/Restart your phone. I still have this issue every now and then. When it loads back up, check your gallery and all of your pictures should be back. I think one of the apps I have installed causes this or it's another general storage issue on the DINC.

    Hope this helps.
    That's what I was doing but they only returned for about a day or so and then would disappear again.

    That's why I posted the problem here.
    04-27-2012 12:59 PM
  4. kufta4's Avatar
    I can't figure out why photos are disappearing from Gallery as well, but they are not lost. Go into your file manager and go to: emmc - - DCIM--100MEDIA. You will find your photos there.
    When you say go to your file manager, where is that?

    If that is something you download from the market, that didn't work. When I accessed them through the file manager after the disappeared, the phone told me their format was not readable and I could not see the pictures until I restarted the phone at which point they returned to the gallery.

    If this problem persists or comes back, and I don't plan on upgrading, I'll try a new SD card.
    04-27-2012 01:01 PM
  5. Kutuzov13's Avatar
    Yes, it is something that you download from Google Play. Try Astro File Manager.
    04-30-2012 12:14 AM
  6. temdra's Avatar
    I was just curious if this issue was ever resolved, because my phone has been doing the same thing. My phone will work normal for a short time, then anything that I have downloaded or created recently, and all of my pictures disappear. More specifically, my new music downloads from amazon will play for a short time, then skip and read playback error, and my pictures say can't read SD card. If I remount the SD card, everything goes back to normal, but only for maybe 20 minutes. It's frustrating not to be able to listen to any new music on my phone.
    11-20-2012 03:31 AM
  7. PvilleComp's Avatar
    Try a new SD Card - if your SD Card is old it could be starting to fail. Copy all the data on your SD Card to your PC and then copy it back to the new card.

    Hope this helps.
    11-25-2012 10:55 AM
  8. cricketrichardson4's Avatar
    My phone randomly "deletes" my pics too. They'll be gone for a while, then come back.. not on my SD card. I can't find them anywhere, then all of a sudden the next time I go to my gallery, they're there. I've never been able to figure out where they go, why they disappear... Nothing...


    I'm actually curious to see if anyone else is having this problem, I just got a refurb and when I read this post I figured I'd check it out. Low and behold it happens to me too.
    11-30-2012 09:25 AM
  9. BKT1's Avatar
    Um, no. I came here after checking the DCIM folder, pictures folder on the device and the DCIM folder on the SD card. The gallery also only displays the most recent photos (the ones taken this month). I've been using the device less than 2 months. The photos from last month and the last week of the month before are absent from gallery and the DCIM folders. One of the disappeared photos is my wallpaper, yet my wallpaper still displays. Lost 3 photos I had of my recently deceased boyfriend. Sure would like to recover them.
    02-23-2013 09:06 AM
  10. BKT1's Avatar
    Took the SD card out and put it in the computer. The DCIM folder is empty. SD card is not old, nor has it been written to extensively. Got the card about 52 days ago, have taken fewer than 100 photographs; not all written to SD card. Put SD card back in mobile device; the DCIM folder on the SD card is still empty. The DCIM folder on the device does not contain the missing photos either. Where do they go? Where is my wallpaper photo stored, as I took that photo with my device. It doesn't show up in either DCIM folder or the gallery, but yet, it is still my wallpaper.
    02-23-2013 09:32 AM
  11. isabell_kairouz's Avatar
    This happens to me to :/
    04-23-2013 06:37 AM
  12. L1 cg's Avatar
    hi kutozov13...the app you told us to download the filemanager one..it keeps crashing as soon as i see the pictures i lost...so what do i do...r there any similar apps to that app
    07-30-2013 11:42 AM
  13. Bzgamer's Avatar
    All these trouble shooting techniques do not work. I myself have lost family pics & videos, and my music every time my cell crashed and rebooted. My cell automatically deleted the folders 3 times. So my music and other files are completely lost! I do not think sd cards are safe anymore.
    12-24-2013 04:19 PM
  14. Jay Walsh's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread... I came looking because my wife is having that problem with her phone (I've got the Galaxy Nexus and haven't had that problem).

    Not sure if there's a fix yet, but to whoever else may catch this thread, get yourself a gmail account and set up your Google+ page... then link it to your android. Whenever you take photos, your phone will send copies to your Google+ page (they'll be private). At least, if you lose your photos like some did here, you'll have backups online.
    02-28-2014 04:03 PM
  15. Hank Blogs's Avatar
    yes i too have this problem and its so annoying, i wont be getting another samsung when the contract is up. i back pics up on google now but if u take a pic with your device you would expect it to remain on device till you want to remove it.
    03-01-2014 01:41 PM
  16. rahman1555's Avatar
    Hey! i have the solution for me when my pictures disappeared it was becausei accidentally dragged the folder in to another folder so what i suggest you do is check every single folder around where your missing folder was and you will find it inside another folder. lol i almost **** my self when i thought i lost all my pictures.
    06-18-2014 07:58 PM
  17. wordpaw's Avatar
    Check the LOST.DIR directory.
    07-17-2014 01:41 AM
  18. warden204's Avatar
    Hello, I have been to the Verizon store , called Samsung and all kinds of trouble shooting but no one can tell me why my contact photos only keeps disappearing? I have tried everything to fix this but after painstakingly putting all the picture back on my phone they DISAPPEAR! Does anyone have same problem and if so can you please tell me what I can do to fix this? Thank you so much.
    02-19-2015 08:53 PM
  19. davelsmithii's Avatar
    Hello, I have been to the Verizon store , called Samsung and all kinds of trouble shooting but no one can tell me why my contact photos only keeps disappearing? I have tried everything to fix this but after painstakingly putting all the picture back on my phone they DISAPPEAR! Does anyone have same problem and if so can you please tell me what I can do to fix this? Thank you so much.
    04-09-2015 07:23 PM
  20. davelsmithii's Avatar
    We all have the same problem and none of the suggestions work and android doesn't answer any of the questions, ever ever. Time for a new phone.
    warden204 likes this.
    04-09-2015 07:25 PM
  21. CVAngelo's Avatar
    Well, perhaps "android" doesn't answer these calls into the wilderness because there is no "android" out there. But there is Google (you can go to the Google Forums) and there is XDA Developers (much more techie folks solving these problems).

    As far as pictures disappearing, there are a several possibilities:

    1. There is a virus/worm on the SD card which hides the folders and replaces the folders with a file with the same name but with a LNK extension. To resolve this, unmount the SD card, place into a virus connected PC, remove the worm, delete the LNK files and unhide the folders.

    2. Adobe Flash Player may be the reason for the problem. Uninstall the flash player. You don't really need that on an Android device.

    3. There are some cases of the official Twitter app being the issue. Uninstall it and use an alternative Twitter app.

    Good luck. If these don't work, try a Google search.
    07-02-2015 06:57 PM
  22. bugfinder's Avatar
    See belwo
    02-12-2016 11:51 AM
  23. bugfinder's Avatar
    [SOLVED.] After a long battle, I figured it out.

    Power off the phone
    Remove the SD card and put it in a card reader and connect it to a PC
    Run "Cmd" that will open a command window
    Type chkdsk /f drive : For example chkdsk /f E: (Most likely you will see a corruption found)
    Add files from your computer. (Drag and drop)
    Repeat chkdsk /f drive:
    Safely eject card and plug it to your phone. Enjoy.




    Regards, JD
    02-12-2016 11:52 AM
  24. aliincha's Avatar
    a whole months worth of pictures and videos had been erased, including our big family vacation, I have nothing left! so my phone had to be factory reset a couple of times and the last time I did it that's when the photos were lost, all my photos save unto my google account accept all of that months worth are gone. PLEASE help I have to get them back!! what do I do?
    08-05-2016 09:50 PM
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