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Deleted DCIM folder by mistake. How to solve It ?

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r12500

Senior Member
Jun 18, 2012
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Hello! i sold my mi max 2 and before sending it and to be sure that i have deleted all of my personal stuff on the phone i booted into recovery and wiped SD card and Internal memory/storage. and by doing so the new owner of the phone can't take photos with the camera and can't download apps from playstore on to the storage because there is no " DCIM " folder. how to solve this anyone that knows ? pls help because i feel terrible about it and i want to help the new owner. :eek:



Thanks in advance.
 

ekin_strops

Senior Member
Apr 29, 2016
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Munich
Apps have nothing to do with DCIM folder. Even if that folder is missing, he can still download apps from playstore and put files. There is other problem. Format Storage, factory reset, and try again.
 

reversegear

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Jul 17, 2011
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Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Hello! i sold my mi max 2 and before sending it and to be sure that i have deleted all of my personal stuff on the phone i booted into recovery and wiped SD card and Internal memory/storage. and by doing so the new owner of the phone can't take photos with the camera and can't download apps from playstore on to the storage because there is no " DCIM " folder. how to solve this anyone that knows ? pls help because i feel terrible about it and i want to help the new owner. :eek:



Thanks in advance.
Make sure the required permissions are granted for the camera app
Downloading apps from playstore got nothing to do with DCIM folder
 

r12500

Senior Member
Jun 18, 2012
64
15
Apps have nothing to do with DCIM folder. Even if that folder is missing, he can still download apps from playstore and put files. There is other problem. Format Storage, factory reset, and try again.

apperantly it's just the apps that require permissions to use the SDcard or want access to photos. such as " facebook ", " Messenger " and so on.