Pictures not erasing from gallery

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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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    there is no file for the pics they are all erased, but there is a thumbnail for them. but when i erase pictures thumbnail always erases at the same time.
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    i even uninstalled the gallery and reinstalled it
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    Try this:

    Go to SETTINGS > APPLICATIONS > MANAGE APPLICATIONS

    Select the ALL tab

    Scroll down to MEDIA STORAGE

    Select CLEAR DATA

    Your phone will have to rebuild everything it knew about photos and music on your phone, but erased photos should no longer appear as thumbnails or icons.

    dancedroid
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    I second this, exactly what I was going to recommend.
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    I am having a similar issue but I am not sure so..any help would be appreciated.

    On my Droid X i have this picture in the slideshow that was deleted but it is still showing up. I checked my files for this pic but I cant find it anywhere.

    I looked and even did a reboot..so any suggestions would be helpful.
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