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Gallery app doesen't regognize my photos from android[update 1.07 changes]

asked 2014-06-05 20:24:06 +0300

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updated 2014-07-24 11:26:22 +0300

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Hello all

I've been using telegram for android which - as far as I know - doesen't exist for sailfish yes(no, CLI is no option for me. Not on the phone.) Recently I recieved several pictures and I thought they'll be in my gallery. No luck. I did find them in the filesystem. I did find them using the filebrowser. I could open them with the jolla gallery app out of the filebrowser but they never appeared in the jolla gallery app.

So I tried it with a symlink. It worked! Finally! Until I did a reboot. Then it did not find the pictures anymore. I removed the symlink and made it again. It works again now. But I don't want to do a symlink everytime I reboot. So I came here with the hope that somebody knows a permanent solution!

Kind regards folfredo

PS: Does anybody know, why the hell there are exactly 0 options for sorting pictures? It's a pain in the ass to scroll so far down. Not even a basic option like sort for names. Not even sorting by folders is possible. Nothing.

UPDATE WITH 1.07: I just saw with 1.07 the location of the android data was changed, /sdcard/... is now a symlink to home. So the pictures are now in the homefolder by default. However my gallery still doesen't regognize the pictures in there without making a symlink in the ~/Pictures/ folder. Did I mess up something or am I not the only one with this problem? It would have been such a sweet solution :(

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answered 2014-06-05 22:44:02 +0300

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I copy the android's image folder with ES explorer( android file browser) in image folder in sailfish. With this simple and quick trick you can make Sailfish sees everything that is in Android storage, it works for everything.

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So you just moved the place where android saved it's pictures or you just copied the pictures every now and then?

folfredo ( 2014-06-06 11:18:44 +0300 )edit

I just copy the android's folder in the sailfish one it works great and it's simple

idro ( 2014-06-06 21:52:11 +0300 )edit

but I had to do it everytime I recieved something. Which kinda bothers me :P

folfredo ( 2014-06-06 23:36:30 +0300 )edit

try to change destination folder in whatsapp doesn't work but in other program you can change the save folder what app are you using?

idro ( 2014-06-07 11:58:46 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-06-06 00:36:33 +0300

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i installed forse media scanner and launch it when i want to see new items from android

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I did this too but sadly it did not help :(

folfredo ( 2014-06-06 11:18:59 +0300 )edit
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