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How do I completely/ permanently delete a Photo?

Apprentice
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How do I completely/ permanently delete a Photo?

 

[I know this topic/ problem has come up before, but it has not been totally resolved]

 

When I delete a Photo from Gallery, it is removed and I can no longer see or access it.

Also it then does not appear in the Album App. Note: in the Album, there are no “Thumbnail” Folders.

However, if I turn the phone off and then restart it, the Photo reappears in both Gallery and Album.

Question: How do I completely/ permanently delete a Photo on my phone so it does not reappear when I restart my phone please?

 

 

On the Sony Forum, alexdon & uliwooly always advise either of the following:

Settings > apps > all > album > clear data > restart your phone

Settings > apps > all > media storage > force stop>clear data > restart your phone

 

Surely this is just a manual "tidy-up" fix (won’t the problem just repeat itself after new photos are taken?) – I am looking for a permanent solution.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

Windows 8.1

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Re: How do I completely/ permanently delete a Photo?

Have you tried the old fashioned way of deleting using file commander?



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Emperor
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Re: How do I completely/ permanently delete a Photo?

You could connect your phone to a computer > check multiple folders

 

Computer > Xperia > Internal Storage/SD card > DCIM, also check other folders such as whatsapp or any other folders where you think might be stored




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Apprentice
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Re: How do I completely/ permanently delete a Photo?

 

Thank you both for your suggestions, but they are workarounds. I am trying to minimise all the manual work I have to do when a deleted photo should just stay deleted.

 

I wrote to Sony who advise:

 

"

The problems you are describing are caused by a small fault in your software. To fix this you will have to use a process we call software repair. ....

 

PC Companion: In the now opening window click on "repair phone/tablet" (in blue writing) and follow the instructions. Afterwards your problem will be solved and should not happen again.

"

 

- it seems they know the bug is there. Guess I'll have to try it?

Emperor
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Re: How do I completely/ permanently delete a Photo?

PC Companion (PCC)

 

 

Bridge (for Mac)

 

 

 

Alternatives on How to backup Xperias

 

http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/36355

 

 




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Re: How do I completely/ permanently delete a Photo?

If you manually delete those photos from your phone like that , they will still can be restored back with some recovery apps .to completely/permanently delete photos , what you should do as i do : https://www.tunesbro.com/delete-photos-samsung-galaxy-permanently.html