1. buryman's Avatar
    Just DL two images from google on my phone. They are in DL folder but they don't show in gallery. Tried astro FM and ES FM but the pictures don't exist in DL file according to them.
    A google search shows this has never been simplified since day one. Any ideas plz?
    Btw, long pressing the images doesn't open "move to" as someone suggested.
    06-26-2015 05:01 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Which phone do you have? When you go to the download manager and long press on that file, can you share it? There should be an icon for that on top of your screen. Is it a JPG file or a different one?
    06-26-2015 05:54 AM
  3. buryman's Avatar
    Thought you solved it for a moment, Javier. I long pressed and chose the option Share>Save to but then it said action not supported.
    Saved as .jpeg
    06-26-2015 06:37 AM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    Does it happen with any picture that you download with Chrome or just with those two?

    Try again to see what happens. Find that page in Chrome, long press on the same picture and select save.

    Do the same with a different picture in another page. Check if there's any difference between them.
    06-26-2015 07:16 AM
  5. buryman's Avatar
    Just tried with same one then a different one. Long press, save image, but it saves to downloads not gallery.
    06-26-2015 10:05 AM
  6. Javier P's Avatar
    That's normal. The pictures are not saved in the gallery but in different folders depending on the origin. Your gallery app will browse all around your phone and organise them. You should be able to see those pics in your gallery and find that download folder with the file explorer.

    What phone do you have and which gallery app are you using? Have you tried using a different one?
    06-26-2015 10:24 AM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    The Gallery app shows what's in the database created by the media scanner when you start, restart or run an app like media.Re.Scan. Scanning the whole phone for media files takes a while, so Android does it that way so that each app doesn't have to waste time scanning the phone each time it's run. The problem is that only certain operations (taking a picture, recording audio or video, etc.) trigger a change in the database, downloading files doesn't. If it's important for the downloaded files to show NOW, run media.Re.Scan after a download. (It's the same with video and music apps - they only see what's in the database, not what got downloaded - until th next scan.)
    06-26-2015 03:41 PM

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