1. golfergirl13's Avatar
    My friend sent some pictures via email. So when I went to download the pictures, the pictures are now in "downloads' under My Files folder. How can I get my pictures from there to the Gallery? With my Note 4, it automatically went to the Gallery.

    In Facebook, if I want to download a photo, it DOES save to the gallery.

    Therefore, if someone sends me a picture, however can it be saved to the gallery???
    08-23-2016 11:09 AM
  2. Jona005's Avatar
    could there be a permissions issue with your email app?
    08-23-2016 11:17 AM
  3. golfergirl13's Avatar
    08-23-2016 11:22 AM
  4. Maynard's Avatar
    I downloaded a couple of photos from Facebook that were supposed to be in the downloads directory but did not show up in the gallery. The solution: they were downloaded as hidden files ("'." in front of the file name such as .facebook1.jpg and they won't show up). I simply renamed them getting rid of the preceeding "." and then no problem. I used Astro file manager as it lets you see hidden files in a folder.
    08-23-2016 12:28 PM
  5. golfergirl13's Avatar
    I downloaded FX File Manager and the pictures do NOT even show up whether I have hidden files on or off. It still shows up in my downloads via My File Folder. This is soooo frustrating.
    08-23-2016 12:59 PM
  6. golfergirl13's Avatar
    Ok, I am going to bump just in case someone knows how to fix this issue.
    09-06-2016 04:35 PM
  7. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Ok, I am going to bump just in case someone knows how to fix this issue.
    I can see my download folder in the stock gallery app under albums. Does yours not show up there?
    09-06-2016 05:21 PM
  8. edubb256's Avatar
    Why don't you just move the file from the download folder to another folder like DCIM or Pictures using the My Files app?

    I can see my download folder from the Gallery also. Don't know why you can't. Maybe you have a file named .nomedia in the download folder. The .nomedia file hides the contents of a folder from the Gallery app (which you want to do sometimes). If so, you could just delete the .nomedia file. If you do that, though all the pictures in the download folder will show up in the Gallery, which you may not want.
    09-06-2016 06:07 PM
  9. PRGDR's Avatar
    I can see my download folder in the stock gallery app under albums. Does yours not show up there?
    Yes, that is the way it should work, no matter in which folder the pictures are located.
    09-06-2016 06:39 PM
  10. golfergirl13's Avatar
    I can see my download folder in the stock gallery app under albums. Does yours not show up there?
    I do NOT have a download folder in the stock gallery app via albums.
    09-07-2016 09:04 AM
  11. golfergirl13's Avatar
    Why don't you just move the file from the download folder to another folder like DCIM or Pictures using the My Files app?

    I can see my download folder from the Gallery also. Don't know why you can't. Maybe you have a file named .nomedia in the download folder. The .nomedia file hides the contents of a folder from the Gallery app (which you want to do sometimes). If so, you could just delete the .nomedia file. If you do that, though all the pictures in the download folder will show up in the Gallery, which you may not want.
    When I go to My Files App, I do see the picture in the download.....and I have the option to "share".....however......the gallery app is NOT on the list.
    09-07-2016 09:06 AM
  12. edubb256's Avatar
    When I go to My Files App, I do see the picture in the download.....and I have the option to "share".....however......the gallery app is NOT on the list.
    From the My Files app: Select the picture you want to move, tap the 3 dots in the top left, then tap Move. Then go to another folder like Pictures or DCIM and click Done.
    09-07-2016 09:18 AM
  13. golfergirl13's Avatar
    I went to my files app > download > selected picture. I have NO 3 dots in the top left, however, on the top right I do. But....there is NO option to "move"
    Attached Thumbnails Pictures are not downloading to the gallery-download.jpg  
    09-07-2016 01:09 PM
  14. edubb256's Avatar
    I meant top right, sorry. Did you select the file you want to move first? To select, you have to tap on the file and hold. Then a checkbox should appear to the left. Then tap the 3 dots on the top RIGHT.
    09-07-2016 02:51 PM
  15. edubb256's Avatar
    Hope that works, but since the file does not show in the Gallery from the Download folder, I don't know that moving it will help. On my phone, pictures in the Download folder show up in the Gallery fine. Others above have said the same thing. Perhaps something is wrong with the file. If you tap on it once withing the My Files app, does the picture show up then?
    09-07-2016 02:57 PM
  16. golfergirl13's Avatar
    I meant top right, sorry. Did you select the file you want to move first? To select, you have to tap on the file and hold. Then a checkbox should appear to the left. Then tap the 3 dots on the top RIGHT.
    When I select the file that I want to move, the option I have is "share".....then a list comes up, however "gallery app" is NOT on the list. When I click on the 3 dots, it just has "details".Pictures are not downloading to the gallery-snoopy-golfing.jpg
    09-08-2016 01:49 PM
  17. edubb256's Avatar
    It looks like you are trying to move from the wrong place. You can't do it from "Recent Files" or "Categories". Here are the steps to move a file:
    1. Tap My Files to open the app
    2. Tap My device
    3. Look for the folder containing the file you want to move (in your case, I think the Download folder) and tap it
    4. Tap and hold the file you want to move (checkbox should appear on the right
    5. Tap three dots on top right corner
    6. Tap Move
    7. Locate the folder you want to move the file to, select it and press done.
    golfergirl13 likes this.
    09-09-2016 07:56 AM
  18. golfergirl13's Avatar
    It looks like you are trying to move from the wrong place. You can't do it from "Recent Files" or "Categories". Here are the steps to move a file:
    1. Tap My Files to open the app
    2. Tap My device
    3. Look for the folder containing the file you want to move (in your case, I think the Download folder) and tap it
    4. Tap and hold the file you want to move (checkbox should appear on the right
    5. Tap three dots on top right corner
    6. Tap Move
    7. Locate the folder you want to move the file to, select it and press done.
    I looked in the download folder, there was NO pictures.....HOWEVER....when I clicked on DCIM folder, the picture was there so that I could move it.

    Thank you so much!!!
    09-23-2016 10:52 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-30-2016, 03:33 AM
  2. GPS of Galaxy A3 does not find a good signal on Google Maps
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-30-2016, 02:43 AM
  3. Wallpaper reverts back to starry sky wallpaper...
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-25-2016, 10:55 PM
  4. Samsung S Health not detecting running Galaxy S5
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-24-2016, 10:07 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-23-2016, 11:34 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD