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Two folders/albums for Facebook in Gallery

(Topic created on: 12/01/21 12:33)
Chakacaz
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Hi there 😊
I'm trying to understand and fix the following and any guidance is appreciated.
On my S20 I have a Facebook folder/album in Gallery. (It is synced with One Drive.) When I save a new image from Facebook, a new (2nd) folder/album is created and the image is stored there. Then I get a prompt to change my settings to sync this second folder to OneDrive.
Ideally, I want one Facebook folder/album.
Any ideas on what I can try?
Thanks in advance. 🙏🤍

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Libb
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Open the first album, select a photo, display it and pull up. At bottom you can now see the location.

Then do the same in second album.

Compare the locations. It is possible that the first album is in an old location and is obsolete. In that case just move it's content to the new album and delete the old one.

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Chakacaz
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Thanks Libb. That's great 👍
I checked and there are two locations for the Facebook folders. One is at Internal Storage/Pictures and the other is at Internal Storage/DCIM. Both are backed up, respectively in OneDrive.

When I move images from one to the other in both directions, a new folder is still created. I can't see any reason why there is a preference for one download/storage location over the other.

I wonder why the camera folder DCIM is being used at all.

Have you/ anyone encountered this?

Thanks in advance ☺
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kimoTaher
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I don't know about it but samsung can help you
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Libb
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I thing that Facebook changed the folder from Pictures/Facebook to DCIM/Facebook.

Just move all pictures from Pictures/Facebook to DCIM/Facebook. No new folder should be created. You can delete the empty folder.


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Chakacaz
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I've done that but it then creates/moves to Pictures.

The other thing is that in OneDrive, there's a Photos option. The images stored in DCIM can be viewed within Photos.

It's a bit messy, alright!

Thanks for the info. It helped me get this far.

I may need to contact Samsung.
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Libb
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If you are advanced user, you can use Tasker to detect creating new file in Facebook folder and move it automatically where you want. Bixby Routines unfortunatelly cannot do it 😞

If my answer helped you please set is as solution. If you want I can create a video how-to for Tasker


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