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Where photos from android apps are being stored? [answered]

asked 2013-12-25 00:03:34 +0200

petros gravatar image

I have used several apps like whatsapp, instagram, tumblr etc and though it seems I can download images I don't seem to find them. Maybe Dalvik-alien does not support this function yet?

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answered 2013-12-25 00:28:27 +0200

Aard gravatar image

Depending on application, it might end up somewhere in /data/sdcard or in /data/data/<appname>. We're aware of that beeing a less than ideal location, and are currently investigating better locations.</appname>

As a workaround for now, you could try to enable indexing of /data/sdcard (which, depending on what is stored there, might slow down your device, or index data you don't want to have indexed) to have those pictures show up in gallery:

gsettings set org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files index-recursive-directories "['&DESKTOP', '&DOCUMENTS', '&DOWNLOAD', '&MUSIC', '&PICTURES', '&VIDEOS', '/run/user/100000/media/sdcard', '/data/sdcard']"

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I had this exact problem when using Little Photo (Android App; saves pics on /data/sdcard/...). The above works perfectly and the photos now show up in gallery. Thanks!

mkk ( 2013-12-28 04:09:09 +0200 )edit

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