Pictures not erasing from gallery

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  1. qman66

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    So over the last few days I've taken some pictures and now I want to erase them. I actually erased the pictures from astro like I always do. But they still in the gallery. The delete button in gallery is greyed out. They aren't taking up space but then I went to dcim/thumbnails and they r there but won't erase what is going on?
     
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    Delete them with the gallery and the thumbnail will delete also.
    Astro has no idea there is a thumbnail associated with the image you delete.
     
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    It's not just Astro. Even if you use the native file manager to delete the photo the thumbnail stays cached in the gallery app until you reboot. This is a bug.
     
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    If I use menu>delete on a photo in the gallery the thumbnail is also gone.
    I am not talking about deleting with another app.

    The reason the thumbnail is gone after a reboot is they are recreated upon a reboot.
     
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    Correct. If you USE the gallery to delete the photo the photo is deleted from the file system and the thumbnail cache is also cleared from the gallery app. But as I said, if you use the file manager to delete the photo the cached thumbnail is NOT deleted from the gallery. This was obviously overlooked in development. As a developer I can tell you that it's a very simple fix so hopefully it will indeed be fixed some day.
     
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    i cant delete it from gallery. i mentioned above that the delete button is greyed out. this is so weird
     
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    Which is what was posted.
     
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    ok what do i do now i cant remove them from the gallery
     
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    Correct again, I posted it.
     
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    REBOOT and the thumbnail will be gone.
     
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    did that before, still there
     
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    If you use the native, builtin file manager... do you see the file? If not, and rebooting doesn't get rid of the thumbnail in the gallery app, then I don't know what to tell ya. Create another picture with the same name and delete it by using the gallery app. Maybe that'll do it.
     
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