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  1. Sammy

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    Hi, I just got this phone yesterday, so this maybe a really stupid question, but when I plug the Hero into the computer via USB, there is an DCIM file for photos, but when I create a new folder (with my computer) in this folder, it does not appear in the phone's album application.
    Why is this?

    Is there another way to do it?

    Thanks!
     

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    Hiya,

    Just figured this out last night. The DCIM folder is for pictures that the Camera has taken and therefore anything in there will appear in the camera album.

    What I did was to make a Pictures folder on my SD card and then subfolders in that for each album that I want.

    The main thing is that the DCIM folder is considered the Camera Album.

    Also, I had to delete the .thumbnails directory in the DCIM folder before the Albums app to clear its cache.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Thanks a lot! It worked like a charm.
     
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    Just wanted to say, I joined this forum specifically to ask this question (about my Droid Eris) and I tried this, and it worked! I created a folder in the CD card when I mounted it, and just made sub folders within and they're showing up.

    I think there ought to be a way to do this on the phone itself, but this is just as easy for now.

    Thanks!
     
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