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    Gallery stores photos that I did not make. Where do they come from? I spent an hour deleting them a few (limited selection) at a time. Who invented this crap app?
    02-07-2018 11:33 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! They're probably images cached by some of the apps you installed. A good developer should know to add a file called ".nomedia" to the directory their app uses to cache images. The .nomedia file instructs the system to ignore that directory when adding images to the gallery database. You can use a file manager app to add a blank file titled ".nomedia" on your own, if you know the directory that has those images.

    If those images were in fact related to some app, then you'll probably see more images show up in the Gallery, as long as you don't have a .nomedia file in that directory.
    02-08-2018 12:04 AM

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