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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by n813ca, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. n813ca

    n813ca Well-Known Member
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    my gallery won't even open. It just trys and closes. Any ideas?
     



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  2. xliderider

    xliderider Android Expert

    Yep, lots of people with this problem. Go to Menu, Settings, Applications, Manage Applications, and select the All Applications tab at the top. Look for Gallery, Media Content, and Media Container Services, then for each one, clear Data and Cache if anything in there.

    Ignore any warnings that data and information will be lost. Reboot your device and wait a bit, the sd card needs to be remounted and everything reindexed, so it could take a while before your Gallery will show your pics again. But it won't close anymore like it is now.
     
  3. xliderider

    xliderider Android Expert

    FYI, it could also be a sign that your card may be going bad. Once you are able to view and access your pics on your sd card again, back up your pictures to your computer and any other backup options you have for safe keeping.
     
  4. B360155

    B360155 Well-Known Member

    This just happened to me tonight and I found a thread on DroidXForums.com that fixed the problem for me. I went to the Market and downloaded an app called Gallery 3D. When I opened the app, I went through the various folders and found 2 black images that were apparently corrupt files. Not sure how they got there, but I just deleted the 2 corrupt images. After that, the stock Gallery app is working again.
     

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