Changed generic name of photos caused Bluetooth lockout ??

Chez Marto

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Mar 30, 2012
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Hi all,

After renaming some photos on my HTC Wildfire S, Android Version 2.3.3 , HTC Sense ver 2.1, when I successfully connect via Bluetooth and navigate to the DCIM folder, then double-click on the 100media folder to transfer some images, I get an error telling me:

"You can't view the contents of this folder due to a general error. Try again later"

As a test I pulled those images off using USB and the error went away, but when I put them back and tried Bluetooth the error returned.

I then created a new folder at root level and placed them in that but now the general error appears immediately upon Bluetooth connection effectively locked me out, unless I use USB or delete that new album and it's contents.

I rebooted both phone/computer (Mac) but only removing the renamed photos fixes things. Surely I am able to rename a photo without causing some sort of permissions complication?

Any search turns up a blank ... anyone able to help out with this ??




Sūpā Saiya-jin Fō
Jul 27, 2011
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Are you storing your photos on internal storage? Or SD? If internal, try switching it to SD, and see if you have the same problem.

How are you renaming them? Through the Bluetooth connection or on your phone? I assume you are trying to rename them through the Bluetooth connection, if so, try renaming them on your phone, or, from a different computer at least.


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Feb 12, 2012
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If you use an illegal filename, doing a media scan could cause something to crash. Naming a file outside the OS in question (IOW, pulling the card, putting it in the Mac and renaming the files there, or connecting to the Mac and renaming the files from the Mac) can result in a filename that's illegal in that OS.