1. AC Question's Avatar
    So My pictures that I have saved and moved into different folders etc in my gallery have all vanished. They are still on my phone in the My Files > Device Storage section (in their folders) but don't show up in the Gallery. Funny thing is, all the pictures saved to my SD Card show in the gallery. If I move pictures manually from Device Storage in My Files to the SD Card Storage in my files, they will show up in the gallery. I have tried everything - Media Scanner force stop, disable/enable, Clear Data and even a Factory Reset (After Back Up). And still, none of the pictures will show in gallery unless they are saved to the SD Card. So if I downloaded a pic from FB it won't show in Gallery (like it used to) but i Can find it in My Files > Device Storage > DCIM > Facebook. Oh and this across all media (music, videos, etc) But pictures are more fun. Please help anyone!
    03-30-2015 06:16 AM
  2. AndroidProf's Avatar
    So My pictures that I have saved and moved into different folders etc in my gallery have all vanished. They are still on my phone in the My Files > Device Storage section (in their folders) but don't show up in the Gallery. Funny thing is, all the pictures saved to my SD Card show in the gallery. If I move pictures manually from Device Storage in My Files to the SD Card Storage in my files, they will show !
    Hi, welcome to the Android Central forum, you haven's mentioned which device you are using, please do so. There is a setting to customize which images should show in your gallery, some devices are easily customizable but others might need you to install an app. Its usually best to have images saved in the SD card to ensure enough space is available on your internal memory. Your phone might be storing images in the SD card because you have limited space or you somehow changed the default gallery path. Let us know the device you are using, then we'll see how we can get you out of this one.
    03-30-2015 07:11 AM
  3. anon8380037's Avatar
    On a Samsung (as you have My Files) you can set Content to Display via the Menu button, and change from Album view in the drop down list.

    03-30-2015 10:38 AM
  4. bigguychris's Avatar
    Sorry, it was my question and I realised as I posted it that I forgot to mention the device. It's a Samsung Galaxy S5.

    The settings for Content to display is set to All (Including My Device). There is more than enough space on my device and SD Card. 4Gbs on Device and 4Gbs on SD. I keep reading on the net that the Media Scanner sometimes doesnt pick up the media. But this is mainly for people who have trouble accessing their SD Card. I can't find anything on my issue. I did a Factory Reset and all that did was remind me how much time and effort i put into organising my Folders haha. Thanks for your help everyone, I really appreciate it.
    04-01-2015 02:39 AM
  5. Ralph Morton1's Avatar
    show my gallery
    04-02-2015 06:45 PM
  6. Hady Jaafar's Avatar
    Go to My files > Device Storage (make sure u have the show hidden files box checked) and delete the .face file NOT THE FOLDER. The one with the white paper thumbnail. go to gallery and everything should be good
    04-07-2015 10:32 AM
  7. bigguychris's Avatar
    Deleted .face and still nothing. Turned phone on and off. Cleared Media Storage Data. Tried saving a picture from FB. Nothing happened, still shows no pictures in my Gallery. But they're still on My Files.
    04-22-2015 03:26 PM
  8. Mrunali Dighe's Avatar
    So My pictures that I have saved and moved into different folders etc in my gallery have all vanished. They are still on my phone in the My Files > Device Storage section (in their folders) but don't show up in the Gallery. Funny thing is, all the pictures saved to my SD Card show in the gallery. If I move pictures manually from Device Storage in My Files to the SD Card Storage in my files, they will show up in the gallery. I have tried everything - Media Scanner force stop, disable/enable, Clear Data and even a Factory Reset (After Back Up). And still, none of the pictures will show in gallery unless they are saved to the SD Card. So if I downloaded a pic from FB it won't show in Gallery (like it used to) but i Can find it in My Files > Device Storage > DCIM > Facebook. Oh and this across all media (music, videos, etc) But pictures are more fun. Please help anyone!
    This same problem is with me
    06-04-2015 05:16 AM
  9. Toelle's Avatar
    Same problem.
    Sony xperia z ultra

    Did you find the solution?
    06-08-2015 09:59 PM
  10. Shaunna Mennegar's Avatar
    I'm having a similar issue...all of my pictures that I've saved from Facebook aren't showing up in my gallery. But I saved one today and I can see that one. This sucks because I have over 300 pictures saved. They're mostly memes, but still...
    06-09-2015 04:10 PM
  11. BigBoi2U's Avatar
    I didnt start having this problem until i loaded an app called "CLEAN SWEEP, and " Whats APP".. does any one of these apps change some properties that are hard to find that now makes any of my pictures i download from my messaging app, or camera go straight to "MY FILES" instead of showing in MY GALLERY like they used to do. I have deleted the old download folder to see if it wold start a new one , and it did, but still is not showing up in my gallery, just my files. the only pics showing up in my gallery are the ones on my sd card. can some one please help us out here.. galaxy s5 owner
    06-25-2015 02:49 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I didnt start having this problem until i loaded an app called "CLEAN SWEEP, and " Whats APP".. does any one of these apps change some properties that are hard to find that now makes any of my pictures i download from my messaging app, or camera go straight to "MY FILES" instead of showing in MY GALLERY like they used to do. I have deleted the old download folder to see if it wold start a new one , and it did, but still is not showing up in my gallery, just my files. the only pics showing up in my gallery are the ones on my sd card. can some one please help us out here.. galaxy s5 owner
    See response in your other thread: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...-my-files.html
    06-25-2015 03:14 PM
  13. devmau53's Avatar
    Ok i managed to fix this problem on my galaxy s5 running stock EE lollipop. All of my internal memory items stopped showing in gallery and the only way i could get them to show was to move the items to sd card but after a bit of reading and thinking i fixed it by going to>my files>phone memory then pressing the 3 dots on top right>settings>show hidden files>tthen go back to phone memory and delete the file called ".nomedia". Then i opened gallery and everything was showing up again. Hope this helps as i just signed up to pass on this info. Thanks for reading and good luck
    07-06-2015 06:53 AM
  14. bigguychris's Avatar
    Ok i managed to fix this problem on my galaxy s5 running stock EE lollipop. All of my internal memory items stopped showing in gallery and the only way i could get them to show was to move the items to sd card but after a bit of reading and thinking i fixed it by going to>my files>phone memory then pressing the 3 dots on top right>settings>show hidden files>tthen go back to phone memory and delete the file called ".nomedia". Then i opened gallery and everything was showing up again. Hope this helps as i just signed up to pass on this info. Thanks for reading and good luck
    This worked!!! Thanks so so much!! My days of copying around pictures are over! You're awesome!! If we ever meet I am buying you your beverage of choice!
    devmau53 and Poornima Devi like this.
    07-06-2015 09:08 AM
  15. bigguychris's Avatar
    See below to fix
    07-06-2015 09:09 AM
  16. devmau53's Avatar
    Really glad i helped at least one person. This has been anooying the life out of me for a few month now and finally found a fix. I only signed up to share this so im really happy i have helped
    07-06-2015 09:49 AM
  17. Dhaval vaghasiya's Avatar
    I have lg g3 mobile and and same problem persist with my handset. I tried to find ".nomedia" file but its still not appeared in my file folder after doing sho hide file. So if u know than let me know wht to do. Thanks...
    07-08-2015 10:49 AM
  18. Rakesh Sisoudia's Avatar
    Guys I was facing same problem as we were discussing . Do as follows
    got to My Files> .folders+.files ( delete them all) auto media scanning shall take place , if not switch off& on your mobile , surely everything will be back at the right place.
    07-10-2015 11:52 AM
  19. devmau53's Avatar
    Maybe try connecting it to pc and view hidden files through that
    07-11-2015 11:12 AM
  20. Poornima Devi's Avatar
    Thank god!! I was just struggling like anything with the same problem. Mine is moto E.. I was surfing to find out a solution for this.. After reading this forum just connected to my laptop and deleted the nomedia file.. Now everything is working fine as usual. Thanks a lotttt๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
    07-18-2015 01:14 PM
  21. devmau53's Avatar
    Glad to have helped someone fix this annoying bug now we can enjoy our androids again
    07-19-2015 09:25 AM
  22. Anuradha saha's Avatar
    I've Samsung Galaxy note 3 and I've the same problem with not showing anything from device memory. From My file I've delete no media file and then restart my set. Now I can see some pics but no vedios, whats app and viber pics and vedios and also cannot see any songs from device memory to google play or media player.
    Pls help me, what I should do to solve this problem.
    07-27-2015 01:10 AM
  23. Marius Andrei Stan's Avatar
    I have the same problem. I use a samsung A3 and i can't listen to any music or to view my pictures. If i use my files i can find them there but if i'm using the applications for music or pictures there's nothing. Even for the ringtones the problem persits. I had this problem before but i managed to solve it but i don't know how. This thing ocured when i've unpluged my phone from the computer directly. I've tried to delet the .nomedia file and nothing. Thx a lot.
    07-27-2015 04:29 AM
  24. Ish Gupta's Avatar
    I am also facing the same problem in LG G3.
    Deleted no media file, restarted the phone but still unable to see pics in galleryany solution??
    08-15-2015 02:12 AM
  25. osaid rumman's Avatar
    Ok i managed to fix this problem on my galaxy s5 running stock EE lollipop. All of my internal memory items stopped showing in gallery and the only way i could get them to show was to move the items to sd card but after a bit of reading and thinking i fixed it by going to>my files>phone memory then pressing the 3 dots on top right>settings>show hidden files>tthen go back to phone memory and delete the file called ".nomedia". Then i opened gallery and everything was showing up again. Hope this helps as i just signed up to pass on this info. Thanks for reading and good luck
    Tje best answer ever.. Thank u man.. realy u are a guenias
    08-22-2015 07:52 PM
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