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Renamed an album starting with a full stop (.) And album has conoletely dissappeared

(Topic created on: 02-02-2020 04:44 PM)
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Dawntroversial
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I renamed two albums starting with a full stop (.) And the files have completely disappeared from my phone. Where can I find them?

 

The album isn't in the 'hidden albums'

The album isn't in the 'recycle bin'

I have tried deleting the gallery cache and restarting my phone. I cant find them.
I have searched for (.) With no results.
I have searched for .nomedia
I have opened my 'My Files' and cant find them in there

 

Please help

 

This is obviously some technical glitch... if you start the filename with a dot then they disappear.

Eg.
.photos
.cinema
.album

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tarsins
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It's not a glitch. That's a pretty standad thing on Unix/Linux/MacOS and, as you've discovered, Android. In My Files goto Settings (in the "three-dots" menu) and choose "Show hidden system files". When you've sorted yourself out, turn it back off as it's meant to protect things.

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Nofear
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Have you tried EX Explorer?

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Dawntroversial
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No I haven't... its Ex Explorer? And not Es Explorer?

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Dawntroversial
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I have downloaded and tried Ex Explorer...and cant find them... uhhhhh 🥺😭😖
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Nofear
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I just did the same and it's completely gone too. 

 

Challenge accepted 

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tarsins
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It's not a glitch. That's a pretty standad thing on Unix/Linux/MacOS and, as you've discovered, Android. In My Files goto Settings (in the "three-dots" menu) and choose "Show hidden system files". When you've sorted yourself out, turn it back off as it's meant to protect things.

Dawntroversial
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Oh... thank you!!!!!! I found them!!! 

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Al20201
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As tarins says, plus my additions:

"In My Files goto Settings (in the "three-dots" menu) and choose "Show hidden system files".

***Then, go back to My Files/Internal Storafe/DCIM and you'll see the albums listed at the top starting with full stops, slightly faded compared to the 'working' albums.****

"When you've sorted yourself out, turn it back off as it's meant to protect things."

Worked for me! Thank the lord for this kinda forum and tarsins!!
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Jordan Kennedy
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Thanks for this, thought i'd lost loads of pictures but your solution helped me.

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