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Issues Deleting Mysterious Pictures

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by JamesJoey, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. JamesJoey

    JamesJoey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    When I open Gallery on my Galaxy Tablet there are 3 pics are not in any folder but by by them selves. These are existing pictures in other folders.
    I'm unable to delete them using Gallery.
    When I tap details it doesn't show a path only the file name.
    I searched for one using Windows, found it, but was unable to delete it.
    The 3 file managers I've tried was unable to find them.

    This is getting aggravating.
    I hope someone has a solution for this.


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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    James, any chance of taking a screen shot? They may be part of an app or associated with one that they are stored in the system rather than user storage. You wouldn't be able to delete them, but you shouldn't see them either.
  3. Have you tried running in Safe Mode (disabling all apps you added without uninstalling them)? If they disappear they are being put there by an app that you added.

    ... Thom
  4. JamesJoey

    JamesJoey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    A screen shot really doesn't do much. It only shows the Gallery albums and 3 pictures by them selves.
    I did a Factory Data Reset and they're still there.
    I removed my SD Card and they're still there.
    And for some reason now My tablet won't mount any of my SD Cards.
    I guess I'll work on that later.
  5. JamesJoey

    JamesJoey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I went on Google and after wandering around for a while, I found the 3 pictures that are "stuck" on my device.
    Please, don't ask how I got there... navigating in Google, for me, is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.
    Anyway, I deleted them from there. But, they remained on my device. Restarted did no good.

    I found that these pictures are in something called "Picasa." I'm able to hide them by unchecking it in the view content section of Gallery.
    I would rather delete them altogether.

    Can someone, please, explain to me what Picasa is and how to delete it's content.

  6. JamesJoey

    JamesJoey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    IN have all syncing turned off.
    I re-enabled syncing Picasa Web Albums and then disabled it again.

    The photos are now gone.

    What a pain!!!
    Google has all the syncing enabled by default when one does a factory data reset.

    I did learn something.

    Thanks to all for your help,

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