1. pfletcher7's Avatar
    Sorry if I'm missing something obvious, first go with android..

    When I open the Gallery on my S7 Edge, I get tons of folders that say that they have images in them, but nothing is actually in there. Any ideas on whats making them show up here?

    Thanks

    Extra Folders in Gallery-screenshot_20160420-140502.jpg
    04-20-2016 03:52 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Did you use the SD Card elsewhere? That looks like either those files/folders are corrupted/damaged or that they're residual files from a different system/app/program. Have you tried re-formatting the SD Card (backing up what you have there first, of course)?
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Did you use the SD Card elsewhere? That looks like either those files/folders are corrupted/damaged or that they're residual files from a different system/app/program. Have you tried re-formatting the SD Card (backing up what you have there first, of course)?
    04-20-2016 04:08 PM
  4. t11rmh's Avatar
    What format were those images saved in?

    Posted via the Android Central App via a kicking Gold Galaxy S7 Edge.
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    04-20-2016 04:12 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. What Gallery shows you is what Media Scanner finds when you start the phone. 36QUIDWA.jpg will show as a jpg file, and appear in an "album" in Gallery (the album name is the folder name the file is in), but it could be a null file (nothing in it, just the name in the directory). If there's no file, it's not in any format. (It's like asking what language the information on a blank piece of paper is written in.)
    04-20-2016 06:00 PM
  6. pfletcher7's Avatar
    Yep, that's what it was. Backed up the card, formatted it, no extra folders now. Thanks man, appreciate it!!
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    04-21-2016 07:59 AM
  7. pfletcher7's Avatar
    Some were jpeg some were png. There was music with cover art, and it looks like it was picking up a few of those. Ended up formatting the SD Card and starting over. Thanks for the reply!
    04-21-2016 08:00 AM
  8. pfletcher7's Avatar
    Yeah, there was some music and other things on the sd card and it looks like it was picking up some cover art and other various things. Ended up just formatting the card and starting over. Appreciate the help!!
    04-21-2016 08:02 AM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Some were jpeg some were png. There was music with cover art, and it looks like it was picking up a few of those. Ended up formatting the SD Card and starting over. Thanks for the reply!
    Glad you got rid of those. If that happens again (Windows is especially keen on leaving these legacy extra thumbnail images in music folders) just add a ".nomedia" file. That way all media contents in that folder are ignored.
    04-21-2016 11:33 AM

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