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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chukka63, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. chukka63

    chukka63 Android Enthusiast
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    Every time i copy my photo's from my phone to my laptop i end up with some random photo's that i assume were installed on my phone by google/nexus.
    I only have 2 photo albums and they aren't in there.I've removed/disabled the photo app.
    Anyone know where they maybe lurking and how i delete them ?

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  2. Skyroket

    Skyroket Android Enthusiast

    Try hidden folders. As far as i know if you modify(edit) pictures.. Android keeps them in the same gallery folder but they are hidden. You can view those by installing ES Explorer and enable show hidden files. Then go to gallery folder and you should be able to see those pictures.
  3. chukka63

    chukka63 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I installed both versions of ES but still couldn't find them anywhere that looked like it might contain photo's
  4. mk_ultra19

    mk_ultra19 Android Enthusiast

    I used to get something like this happening to me on my galaxy s3. They were postital files or something like that. I would delete them and bam, they would come right back.

    Sorry...not trying to hijack your post...hope you figure it out. It can be annoying! Cheers.
  5. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    In the gallery, touch and hold the photo, and select the option to view details from the menu. Scroll down and look for the "Path"
  6. chukka63

    chukka63 Android Enthusiast
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    they aren't in the gallery,that's my problem in finding them
  7. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    I'm missing something here. You say:

    Since copying usually implies you know where you are copying from, can you explain what you mean by this? What method are you using to copy?

    Also, what is the nature of these random photos. Are they stock kinds of photos that might have come with the Nexus 5 as demo shots, are they thumbnails that Android might have made, or are they photos you took but can't find on the device?

    Sorry, but I'm just not getting a clear enough picture of the problem.
  8. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    Oh - sorry - I misunderstood. So these random photos are showing up on your PC.

    As @Hook asked, how are you copying the pictures over? Do you just connect a USB cable and copy using windows explorer? If so, which folder do you copy from?)
    If not, are you using dropbox or another such cloud storage to sync?

    Some other method?
  9. lampthis

    lampthis Newbie

    Just a shot but,

    have you tried moving the pics as opposed to copying it.
  10. chukka63

    chukka63 Android Enthusiast
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    They are stock type photo's and i sync via the USB cable.I have no idea where/what folder they come from,how do i find out.
    I just connected my phone to sync 1 new photo and lo and behold only 1 photo synced to my laptop.Why does it do that and sometimes syncs every photo i have in my albums.
    Why isnt sync consistant ?
  11. lampthis

    lampthis Newbie

    Probably located in the system / data folder as it was in my previous phone.

    May need to be rooted to get rid of stock photos.
  12. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    I assume this is some kind of PTP sync? Never use that so I'm not much help. I don't really sync photos. I move them using a MTP connection and Windows Explorer or via DropBox, so I pick the photos I am moving.

    I don't know why your sync behaves inconsistently, but I'm sure the post above is right, they are in the system folders where you can't access them without root.
  13. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    what application/program are you using to sync?
  14. chukka63

    chukka63 Android Enthusiast
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    sorry for the confusion of my lack of technical knowledge/terms,hence coming on here.Maybe the term i'm looking for is transfer,i transfer them via USB.
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  15. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    USB, ok but once you connect the USB cable, what do you do? How do you select the pictures to copy? How do you initiate the copy process?
  16. chukka63

    chukka63 Android Enthusiast
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    autoplay comes up and i select import pictures and video using windows.I then click ok in the box that opens.Then it starts importing them.
  17. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    ok. That may be the problem. Windows doesn't know which pictures you want to import, so it will scan your phone to find all pictures, and import them. So you would need to look thru' all your folders to find the unwanted pictures (and hope that they don't get recreated by an app that created them in the first place).

    To avoid doing that, you could just choose to go in using windows explorer, and navigate to the folder that has pictures you want, and just copy them over.
    (or set up dropbox or google+ or copy.com auto upload - that will ensure that every picture you take is auto-uploaded to that site. With dropbox or copy.com, you can even set up a process to auto-download those pictures from their site to your computer, so the whole process is automated. (Google+ auto-upload is unlimited at standard resolution - not full resolution)

    Hope that helps

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