No Music,No Gallery - It can't find my stuff!

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by MrsDebbi, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. MrsDebbi

    MrsDebbi Member

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    I don't know what happened to my phone but, here's what's going on that I need help with, and what I have & done to try and fix it myself....

    Recently I formated my SD card because I had a lot of stuff on there taking up space that I knew shouldn't be there. I knew (thought I knew) the phone would write the directories it needed back to the SD card - as this is what it did when I upgraded to the 32GB SD card, so I had no worries about the format.

    Now when I try to mount my phone to the computer to copy my pictures and music back to my phone after I have completed the transfer the phone won't find them if I I have them in ANY sub-directory. In order for my phone to see/recognize them Each file MUST be in the Root SD directory for them to show up in Gallery or Music.

    I have tired...
    ...To open the program first and let it create a file itself before I go and put my own files on with it mounted.

    ...to take a picture with the phone and then place my photos in the directory that it created with it mounted.

    ...to move the pictures/music without mounting using file manager app.

    ...to format the card a second time.

    ... to copy the files one at a time instead of the whole directory (both mounted and unmounted)


    I have a Droid (original) running ChevyNo1 SS4.9

    I am out of ideas and miss my music and all my pictures I used for Backgrounds! Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    Hmm, that is a strange one. The only thing I can think of is look for any .nomedia files. You'll only be able to see them when your sdcard is mounted for storage to a windows pc. Any directory where that contains a .nomedia file will hide any pics, etc. from the android apps/system. It almost sounds like there's a .nomedia file in the root of your sdcard.

    Or you can try copying stuff back a little at a time to see if there's something else you're copying that's messing it up.

    good luck
     
  3. MrsDebbi

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    I found 4 .nomedia files and deleted them. It helped with my gallery but no luck with music yet.

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    Have you then trying this?

    good luck
     
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    Yes I've been trying. Even tried different apps.
    But now this is on hold for a fix as I have ANOTHER issue with my phone that is more pressing!!
     
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