How to show all folders in Gallery?

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  1. dfman

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    I took a picture (only 1 pic) using the camera of S4. I go to Gallery app and see the pic there. Inside Gallary app, I create a new folder [my testing now] and I moved the picture into the folder by dragging into the folder.

    Now inside Gallery app, I deleted the pic. Inside Gallery I cannot see the [my testing now] folder anymore.

    The folder actually still exist in My files app by accessing My files>all files>pictures>my testing now

    Even though my testing now folder no longer contains any pic, I want to see the folder exist in Gallery so I can drag new pic to the folder.

    How can I let the folder my testing now appear in Gallery?
     
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    Try a reboot

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    Reboot does not help. I guess empty folders are not shown inside Gallery app
     
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    As far as I know this is correct.
     
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    Is there an app that can make the gallery show all folders?
     
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    From whatever view you're in, tap the top left of the screen;
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    And it will take you to this menu;
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    Then tap on Albums and you'll see all your folders (Albums).
     
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    FoxKat, I am using Samsung S4. All Albums does not show empty folders
     
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    No, and as I said earlier in this thread I don't believe it does in Android across all platforms.
     
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    Nope. It won't show empty folders. It searches folders for specific file extensions (.JPG, etc.) if it doesn't find them, it doesn't think there are pictures in a certain folder, so it doesn't put it in the gallery. If it did, every single folder on your phone would have to be listed, whether in a settings menu or the gallery itself. The fact that it searches like this is why you can put a file called ".nomedia" in a folder & it won't show in the gallery.



    You've already basically answered your own question. You've used a file Explorer to see that the folder still exists in the phone. Use the file Explorer to move pictures into an empty folder & then it will always be in your gallery (as long as there's at least 1 picture in there).

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