Gallery Refresh takes forever and never really completes correctly

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  1. nateccnn

    nateccnn Active Member

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    In my Gallery app every time I open it it says it is loading new photos. It takes a long time and when it stops it only shows thumbnails for a couple of the folders. I go into one of the folders and it has to refresh all those thumbnails again and that takes for ever and some of the thumbnails show blank gray boxes. I click on a thumbnail and then go back and the thumbnailas are all out of order with gaps and more missing thumbnails.

    I deleted the thumbnails directory but the next time the Gallery opens and it rebuilds them it ends up exactly the same.

    How can I make the Gallery work properly? Any other photo viewer works flawlessly. It can't be the pictures, right?

    Nate
     
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    Are you using any sort of a cache cleaner? If so, that could be your problem. I THINK the cache for the gallery is on the SD Card so if you're removing cache from that location it could be your problem.
     
  3. dezymond

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    I agree. No need to run a cache cleaner as cache will help your phone access it faster.

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    I'm also having problems with the gallery. Cache or no cache it sucks. For new pictures and folders, moved pictures and folders, and any other change I do to my collection I have to reboot the phone to show.

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    I had the same problem, its mainly due to having large files on ur sd card (eg Movies or videos) i had a copy of braveheart (2 or 3 gig movie) and took the phone forever to load the gallery. i havnt found a work around except to delete the movie.
     
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    Does that explain the deleted folders and media still in gallery and the new or renamed folders and media not in gallery? Because I'm having that kind of problem.

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  7. nateccnn

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    I do not use a cache cleaner. Once in a while I will wipe cache through SPRecovery, but that is rare and few a far between. Any other guesses?

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