1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I moved some files into specific folders in the file manager but it did not reflect in the gallery. For example, I moved a photo in the "Christmas" album via file manager but in my gallery, that specific photo is not in the Christmas album. If I try to add the photo in the album through the gallery, it doesn't do anything
    07-16-2020 03:57 AM
  2. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Have you tried a third party gallery app to see if that reflects your choices? If the same thing happens then it may be an issue with the Huawei file manager.

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    07-16-2020 04:04 AM
  3. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Gallery apps do not read the file system for the list of pictures. They read the Media Database. The Media Database is updated by the Media Indexing Service. Unfortunately, moving a file does not usually trigger a scan from the indexing service. There are apps that you can install to manually trigger an indexing scan while the common option is just to restart the phone which will kick off the indexer when the phone comes back up.
    07-16-2020 05:42 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Try clearing the app cache/data for the Gallery app in Settings>Apps, then open the Gallery app again and give it a few seconds to rebuild the database. Does that help?

    Is your Christmas album its own directory on the phone's storage, or does the Gallery app create its own virtual albums that don't correspond at all to the directories in the phone's storage?
    07-16-2020 12:14 PM

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