1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

photos don't stay in 'gallery' or music in 'Music'

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by squarah, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. squarah

    squarah Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I am having 2 problems with my Galaxy S2.

    1. When I take a photo with the camera it is visible in the Gallery, however, if I turn off the phone or use Kies, when I go to Gallery again the photo is no longer there. If I look in 'My files' the photos are still there in the 'Camera' folder.
    I tried using Quick Pic instead of Gallery and it just says 'Not found any pictures in your SD card! (Is your SD card mounted?)'.

    2. Similar problem with music. Its in the music folder, but not visible in the Music app.

    I'm guessing this something to do with /sdcard storgae versus USB storage but I don't fully understand as I am new to android. By the way I dont have an external sdcard just internal memory.

    So confused!! :thinking:
    Thanks in advance

  2. kebark

    kebark Well-Known Member

    Unless you've filled your internal memory...perhaps just save everything onto it?

    The only reason I can think of for files "disappearing" would be if you put them in a "hidden" folder :S
  3. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    Sounds like SD card write errors. Try formatting your SD card.

    Menu > Settings > Storage > Format SD Card

    You can also do it via your PC if you have a card reader and it should be a lot faster on a PC.
  4. squarah

    squarah Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the tips. But I don't have an external sd card...just internal memory (which is called /sdcard in the' my files' folder-just to be confusing). Also my internal memory is only half full.
    It basically seems as if the 'gallery' and 'music' programs can't access the picture and music files!
  5. shokuchi

    shokuchi Lurker

    I am having the exact same problem with a Galaxy tab after one year of use suddenly it started doing the same as your S2. I am not a newbie and I have tried every angle except reformatting the card, I want to get to the bottom f it before I try that. Something odd is going on.
  6. shokuchi

    shokuchi Lurker

    fixed it! small little thing to.....

    Eventually I found a .nomedia file on the same path level as my DCIM folder which housed the photos.
    It wasn't in the DCIM itself (where I was looking) just in the same folder as the DCIM. It was also screwing up Quickpic which I had installed. Removed that one nomedia file and all was back to normal.

    /mnt/sdcard/.nomedia - erased.

    no idea which program put that nomedia file in there, but it was damn annoying.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Forum

The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

April 2011
Release Date

Share This Page