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  1. Blaz 1's Avatar
    Thank you so much for the answer! I think the Google app assumed that it couldn't save items to the storage, so it saved items inside the app itself. I think that's why we couldn't access it conventionally. Thank you though!
    10-14-2018 05:22 PM
  2. Nonstopdrivel's Avatar
    Anything I saved prior to this still didn't appear, but any new pictures I saved have shown up as expected.
    Thanks so much for the tip. Now the question is how do we recover the files we saved before we granted the Google app internal storage permissions? It's driving me insane that I can see the beautiful pictures I've downloaded from the Backgrounds menu, but I can't access them from any other app -- even Google Photos! -- in order to edit them (for example, to make them fit my screen better) or simply enjoy them for their own sake. Is there any way to restore access to these files without rooting the phone?

    Also, what on earth could be Google's motivation for this design decision? How does it benefit Google to cut off its own apps, not to mention apps released by other developers, from files within that app's directory?

    open the Google app again, tap the Menu button at the lower right, then Saved
    I don't see any Saved option on my phone. Could you provide a screen shot?
    10-20-2018 03:35 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't see any Saved option on my phone. Could you provide a screen shot?
    Sorry, it's "Collections," not Saved. I think they might have renamed it since I posted that.
    10-20-2018 07:48 PM
  4. soofyne99's Avatar
    That was so helpful. All I had to do was go into settings>apps>google>and then allow storage permission. YAY
    12-05-2018 01:42 AM
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