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16th March 2014, 08:23 PM   |  #1  
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Hi I'm owner of Moto G XT1033.
I'm on stock Kitkat.
I've noticed this problem since this morning. My phone's gallery is not showing Whatsapp images and media too!
I checked and the files are there ofcourse in storage.
I used gallery+ and still same.
Then I used a third party app Quickpic checked the see hidden option and it showed the folder.
I made sure that the media was not hidden using two for browsers but nothing.
I'm just confused why the phone's default gallery can't show the images.
Anybody face anything like this before?
Thanks in advance.

Update - For the third party app I found that I've to check for the hidden files again and again! :/
Any help please?
Solution - As neu - smurph said delete any file named as .NOMEDIA ( in caps for me might be small for you) and you got it all sorted out.

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17th March 2014, 07:07 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by divyanshu308

Hi I'm owner of Moto G XT1033.
I'm on stock Kitkat.
I've noticed this problem since this morning. My phone's gallery is not showing Whatsapp images and media too!
I checked and the files are there ofcourse in storage.
I used gallery+ and still same.
Then I used a third party app Quickpic checked the see hidden option and it showed the folder.
I made sure that the media was not hidden using two for browsers but nothing.
I'm just confused why the phone's default gallery can't show the images.
Anybody face anything like this before?
Thanks in advance.

Update - For the third party app I found that I've to check for the hidden files again and again! :/
Any help please?

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Look for a ".nomedia" file in the folder structure holding the Whatsapp media/images. This will cause the Android Media Scanner to bypass the folder containing the .nomedia file and any sub folders. Also check that none of the folder names in the structure are prefixed with a period (i.e. ".images"). Again these folders (and any subfolders) are hidden from the Media Scanner.
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17th March 2014, 10:47 AM   |  #3  
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Thumbs up Worked perfect!!
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Originally Posted by neu - smurph

Look for a ".nomedia" file in the folder structure holding the Whatsapp media/images. This will cause the Android Media Scanner to bypass the folder containing the .nomedia file and any sub folders. Also check that none of the folder names in the structure are prefixed with a period (i.e. ".images"). Again these folders (and any subfolders) are hidden from the Media Scanner.

Thanks for the reply worked pretty well.
Deleted the .NOMEDIA file and its up and running great.

One question though how come such a file gets created by itself?
17th March 2014, 08:39 PM   |  #4  
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I don't have WhatsApp installed but a lot of apps create these automatically if it isn't considered desirable for media to appear in the music player or gallery. For example PowerAmp creates an AlbumArt folder with a .nomedia file to stop the gallery being spammed with Album art images.
Maybe WhatsApp updated recently and this is a new thing?

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