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    Default Question about picture storage on phone vs card.

    When I go into my stock gallery app it shows the individual folders with icons. The icons are the SD card icon and a folder icon. I recently went into the My Files app and moved all my pictures to the SD card. But my question is when I move them is it making a copy or is moving them from the phone and deleting them from that storage. Just looking at the icons it would suggest that they are stored on both. Hopefully that makes sense.

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    Default Re: Question about picture storage on phone vs card.

    Already tired that. Even force stopped the app and cleared cache.

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    Default Re: Question about picture storage on phone vs card.

    When you move your pictures from the phones internal storage sdcard to removable storage extsdcard they are no longer stored in the phones internal storage, you will still have access to all of your pictures through the gallery app.
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    Default Re: Question about picture storage on phone vs card.

    You are probably seeing thumbnails in gallery, not the actual pictures. Might need to delete the cache. Clear the thumbnails folder on your phone? It is under DCIM but it is a hidden folder, so from MyFiles you will have to change the settings to display hidden files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imhipper View Post
    When you move your pictures from the phones internal storage sdcard to removable storage extsdcard they are no longer stored in the phones internal storage, you will still have access to all of your pictures through the gallery app.
    Thank you. That is what I wanted to know.
    Quote Originally Posted by dakeb View Post
    You are probably seeing thumbnails in gallery, not the actual pictures. Might need to delete the cache. Clear the thumbnails folder under DCIM on your phone.
    I have already cleared the cache for the actual gallery app. I will it under the DCIM portion also. Thank you.


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    Default Re: Question about picture storage on phone vs card.

    mrtwohands,
    You may want to reconfigure the Camera app to automatically save any new pictures to the SD card while you're at it.

    And given the problems that the S3 has had with SD cards you may want to consider something like Cloud Drive: just to be on the safe side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    mrtwohands,
    You may want to reconfigure the Camera app to automatically save any new pictures to the SD card while you're at it.

    And given the problems that the S3 has had with SD cards you may want to consider something like Cloud Drive: just to be on the safe side.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    Yeah I have it set up to where it should automatically save them to the SD drive. But that is why I was wondering why it showed a folder and an SD card icon on all my gallery folders. I'll have to look into that cloud drive for sure. Thank you!

    With the link you gave me. Is everything about it free?

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    Default Re: Question about picture storage on phone vs card.

    It's free to store up to 5GB. Obviously you need an Amazon account.

    The storage situation is weird between internal memory and the SD card, which I guess is why Google is pushing manufacturers to ditch SD card storage. (Off topic, but when 64GB is the standard offering by manufacturers, THEN I'll jump on that bandwagon.) Some things only get saved to internal memory (ex. screenshots, burst mode pictures, etc.) and I manually move them to the SD card so in the Gallery app I end up with two folders named 'Screenshots' - oh well.

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