Why isn't my Note 4 showing pictures in the gallery?


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note 4 not showing pictured in gallery

Hey so this is my issue.

My photos have not been deleted as i can view them when the android is connected to the pc.

However, all photos are not viewable through galaxy only the new ones taken from camera. Its also not showing new photos from whatsapp either.

Do you know the issue here?


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Feb 12, 2012
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Re: note 4 not showing pictured in gallery

One of many.

Are the photos a file type Gallery and Whatsapp can read?

Did you copy files to the phone and not restart it? (The media scanner doesn't scan on copying files, it does on taking pictures.)

Is there a file named .nomedia (note the leading dot) anywhere from the folder the pictures are in up to /? (That tells the media scanner to ignore that folder and go on to the next one.) Or do the names of the pictures start with a dot? (That's "hidden" to Linux, so Android won't see them either.)