1. lordofalllords's Avatar
    So I have been using google photos until I got my SD card and i have the problem of trying to save it to google photos but it only shows the internal storage (phone storage) instead of the external storage (SD card)l My question is, how do I save SD card photos to google photos?
    aspergerian likes this.
    09-18-2017 11:55 PM
  2. Chris5483's Avatar
    Can you select all the photos from your SD card via a file managing application and share them directly to Google photos or Google Drive which contains Google photos?
    09-19-2017 12:53 AM
  3. Chris5483's Avatar
    ES File Explorer allows me to upload directly to. Google Photos.
    09-19-2017 12:58 AM
  4. sulasno's Avatar
    Default location of camera photos?
    09-19-2017 03:09 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    The default location is /DCIM/Camera.

    @Chris5483:
    If you're running Marshmallow or Nougat, the card was probably formatted as adoptable storage, meaning that your "internal" storage is now a combination of your eMMC storage (in the phone) and your SD storage. You can't "move" a file from where it is to where it is, and "where it is" now is "storage".

    If you want to use the card the old way, format it, and choose portable storage.
    badcat likes this.
    09-19-2017 01:06 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    So I have been using google photos until I got my SD card and i have the problem of trying to save it to google photos but it only shows the internal storage (phone storage) instead of the external storage (SD card)
    Are you seeing this in the Google Photos app when you tap Menu>Device Folders?
    lordofalllords likes this.
    09-19-2017 05:30 PM
  7. lordofalllords's Avatar
    Default location of camera photos?
    External Storage or the SD card
    09-19-2017 06:44 PM
  8. lordofalllords's Avatar
    Are you seeing this in the Google Photos app when you tap Menu>Device Folders?
    Yes I am and I cannot see the photos from my external storage or my SD card
    09-19-2017 06:45 PM
  9. lordofalllords's Avatar
    The default location is /DCIM/Camera.

    @Chris5483:
    If you're running Marshmallow or Nougat, the card was probably formatted as adoptable storage, meaning that your "internal" storage is now a combination of your eMMC storage (in the phone) and your SD storage. You can't "move" a file from where it is to where it is, and "where it is" now is "storage".

    If you want to use the card the old way, format it, and choose portable storage.
    How would I be able to format it on a Samsung on5?
    09-19-2017 06:48 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Since you have a Samsung device, I don't think it was formatted as Adoptable Storage in the first place, because Samsung doesn't support that out of the box (you have to do some fancy ADB commands for that).

    What directory on the SD card are the photos saved to? Is there a file called ".nomedia" in that directory?
    09-19-2017 11:45 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is the phone recognizing the SD card at all? Can your file manager app see anything on the card?
    09-20-2017 10:05 AM
  12. lordofalllords's Avatar
    Is the phone recognizing the SD card at all? Can your file manager app see anything on the card?
    Yes it can and the SD card is visible to the entire phone except the google photos app
    09-20-2017 09:40 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok. And no ".nomedia" file in the directory that contains the photos?
    09-21-2017 01:16 AM

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