Gallery displaying pics not on SD card...Support


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  1. theartfullodger

    theartfullodger Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    A weird one this,

    Gallery displays a couple of folders of pics that are not on the SD card that I didn't want. I was cleaning up my folders & pics etc. etc. and couldn't delete these....

    Found the names, the dates, hunted for them on the card, couldn't find them (including hunting from Windoze "Search"...). I was stumped...

    So, figuring there might be some corruption on the card I backed all the contents up & re-formatted the SD card (wow that's quick on the N1..- 16Gb card).

    Start up Gallery: They're still there...- and nothing else... (in case anyone is wondering, one folder has one snap I took from a camera of the N1 screen ages ago, the other is 4 pics of avalanches (snow) on the West Highland railway line in the highlands of Scotland... ).

    Weird: So I reformatted, still there, so I pop out the microSD card, re-boot and Gallery still finds them...

    Irritating but mildly worrying

    Any suggestions as to
    i) How to get rid ?? Factory reset ??
    ii) How they got there & where they are???

    They've been there for ages and survived the ERE27-FRF91 2.1 to 2.2 OTA upgrade...

    Regards & thanks in advance..

    Lodger
     

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  2. theartfullodger

    theartfullodger Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sigh!!

    Solved this by RTFM (Doh!)

    Gallery displays stuff on SD card and Picasa...
     
  3. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I did the same thing! But now it's one of my favorite things about Android. I love the fact that I don't have to keep any pictures/movies on my SD card, saves a lot of space. Also Picasa the program makes it really easy to upload pictures (it resizes them too if you want).
     
  4. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask how you get this to work? I have picasa software on my pc and I've synced albums to web albums. But nothing shows in my gallery.
    Also when trying to upload to picasa from the gallery I get the "Add a Google Account" dialogue.
    So I select to sign in with my existing google account, which I use for android and gmail (@gmail.com). After which I get "There is already a *****@gmail.com account on this phone" (duhhh..) and the only option I have is to return to the gallery.

    I don't really need to upload to picasa directly from my phone but I would like to see my web albums in the gallery.. -.-
     
  5. jbrinkley

    jbrinkley Well-Known Member

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    you've seen the sync picasa option under accounts and sync?

    from your post it seems like you have two different gmail addresses? or your original picasa sign in is different from your google account sign in (email address)?
    I don't know if that's possible or not but that could do it.
     
  6. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

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    No, I checked before and it's not there and not an option to add either.
    No, that's the kicker. Picasa, gmail, android,.. all of that is on the same @gmail.com adress. I've read something about problems with @googlemail.com adresses not syncing or something.. But I've literally had this gmail since the origin of gmail. So I really don't get what the problem would be.
     
  7. jbrinkley

    jbrinkley Well-Known Member

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    under settings, accounts and syn. background data checked, auto sync NOT checked.
    Under that should be manage accounts, gmail, facebook, whatever. Click your gmail.
    Then there should be option to sync contacts, gmail, picassa, and calendar.

    I'd try to wipe all the google account data and start over before I did a complete wipe. Good luck

    looks like with 2.2 it doesn't matter if background data and auto sync are checked. Clicking the gmail account under manage accounts still brings up contacts gmail picasa and calendar.
     
  8. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your assistance, for some reason the problem was resolved automatically today; I opened the gallery and there where my web albums. I tried to upload pics and it went without a hitch.
    I don't know what triggered it, I rebooted yesterday, cleared caches, cleared gallery data, synced gmail accounts, nothing worked. Perhaps it is because I had just started using the web albums a few days earlier and google was slow to sync (?)
    Now it seems to work flawlessly.
    So thanks for your time and effort man, appreciate it :)
     
  9. jbrinkley

    jbrinkley Well-Known Member

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    cheers
     

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