1. AC Question's Avatar
    Phone: Sony Xperia Z2
    SD card: 64GB recently purchased
    Folder moved: DCIM (pictures folder)
    So I got this 64GB SD card and I tried moving my DCIM folder from internal storage to extstorage(SD card). After finishing all the pictures in that file dissappeared. It shows up as empty, all my pictures gone. I'm really pissed, can someone please help me?
    11-18-2015 09:47 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You should move the files themselves, not the entire DCIM folder, since DCIM is created by the system for use by the Camera app.

    When you say the photos disappeared, do you mean you just can't find them in the Gallery app? Are the files still located on the microSD card?

    What Android version is the phone running? If it's KItKat, you might be running into the SD card security issue: KitKat and SD cards — what's fixed, what's broken and what's misunderstood | Android Central

    If the Camera app has an option to save photo directly to the SD card, then there should be a directory on the SD card called /DCIM/Camera already. Use a file manager app (or Windows Explorer, while plugged in via USB) to drag and drop your photo files into that specific directory. Then see if they show up in the Gallery app.
    11-18-2015 11:28 AM
  3. OceanView's Avatar
    I would also try pluggin your phone into a computer andusing a file manager to see where everything is. You can then make a back up of your photos and move them to where you like on the phone.
    11-18-2015 11:48 AM

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