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internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

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Moderator
Message 11 of 20
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Message 11 of 20

Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

Are you sure? It might take some time until it will scan all your data again.



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Inhabitant
Message 12 of 20
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Message 12 of 20

Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

how much time is needed?

 

Moderator
Message 13 of 20
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Message 13 of 20

Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

It depends on how much media files you have.



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Inhabitant
Message 14 of 20
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Message 14 of 20

Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

it will rebuild my SD card media also? both my internal storage and Sd card is occupied but i cant see any photo. i also cant see them by connecting phone to pc

Moderator
Message 15 of 20
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Message 15 of 20

Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

Yes,it should.You could boot in safe mode and let it scan your media:

http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/FAQ/How-to-boot-your-phone-into-safe-mode/m-p/348008



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One time poster
Message 16 of 20
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Message 16 of 20

Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

Kindly, Please help me too in dealing with the same issue.

I'll tell you my problem in detail. I own a Xperia M dual phone and It has a very limited phone memory.

The total space shown is 2.01 Gb. Used by Pictures and videos 1.15gb and available was around 260 mb. Whenever i delete some apps or clear cache the memory increases to a few extent. But the issue started when i tried to delete my pictures and videos from the phone.

 

 

Firstly, My pictures and videos showed 1.15gb of memory used by them. So, to deal with the isuue i deleted all my pics and videos in my phone. Still, the issue was there and it showed same amount of memory being used by them.

 

So, Secondly i used an app to clean the memory but still it continued and my internal memory still was consumed by gallery thumbnails.

 

So, I connected my phone in my pc and saw around that much memory in my .thumbnails folder being used.

So, Thirdly i went through this forum and deleted my .thumbnails folder and then created a new one with the same one.

The folder was deleted still it showed that 1.15 gb being used by pictures,videos. I deleted the folder, but it doesn't seem to have any impact on the phone's storage.

 

So, Fourthly, I went to settings-apps-all-media storage,force stop and clear data. And i restarted my phone. Even after scanning it showed only 260 mb available and 1.15gb being used by gallery. At this point too my phone doesnt have any pics or videos in my phone except just few.

 

So, At last i decided to boot it in safe mode and let it scan my media. I followed all the steps as in the link. To my amazement it reduced the memory used by pictures,videos(gallery) to 19.32 mb but still at this point of time the free memory is around 260 mb. The free memory did not increased. And i lost all my storage.There is a new .thumbnails folder too but no space increased. Slightly frowning Face Slightly frowning Face Slightly frowning Face

 

Kindly help me. This problem will persist forever? or is there any solution? and is the phone non-functional now as i cant continue using this phone with so less memory & i cant continue with it. Lastly i cant afford a new phone. All my faith in Sony is lost which i used for the first time and maybe the last. Never had any problem like this with Moto, Nokia Lumia, Samsung & Micromax which my family members are using.

 

Waiting for your revert in anticipation.

 

Thank you!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner
Message 17 of 20
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Message 17 of 20

Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

try this

1. delete the ".thumbnails" folder in the "DCIM" folder

2. after deleting, create a new file and name it ".thumbnails". (Create a new "file" not a "folder")

 

 

Hope this helps

AG
One time poster
Message 18 of 20
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Message 18 of 20

Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

Hi Aakash,

 

But which file is to be created?  Means, We only get the option to create a folder. Could you advise how to create a file ? Or are you talking about any specific kind of file to be created ? I am not able to create a file.

 

 

Thanks in advance!

Commissioner
Message 19 of 20
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Message 19 of 20

Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

@ansh1212
Use file manager(explorer)
Download from play store
AG
One time poster
Message 20 of 20
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Message 20 of 20

Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

hi there, 

 

i just saw your help reply to someone regarding the thumbnail thing.

 

if i delete the things conyained in the thumbnail folder, will everything else get deleted too. 

like i opened them and i see that it has those photos which are stored in my galary. i dont want delete them.

 

so now i am confused that if i delete anyof them ones from the thumbnail, will i delete my phots from the gallary.