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Fix Photos/Videos on SD card Not Showing Up in Gallery Error

Posted by Tracy King to Resource 2017-07-04

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SD card with photos and videos not showing up in Gallery, help!

"Hello there, do you know what to do when the SD card fails to show up in Gallery on Android phone? I’m having this problem that my phone (Samsung Galaxy S7) failed to read my saved photos and videos on SD card in the Gallery. 
My computer can read all SD card files and data. But the phone cannot. So how can I fix this issue and make SD card with photos, videos etc to show up in Gallery again? If you have any methods, please help!
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Have you ever met this issue that the saved photos, images or videos on SD card suddenly disappeared from the Gallery on your phone? Can’t read or find SD card photos or videos in Gallery on Android phone? If you are having this issue, relax and just follow below offered quick fix and methods to make SD card photos, videos to show up in Gallery again.

Quick fix photos, videos on SD card not showing up in Gallery error

1. Back up all files and data including photos, videos, music etc to PC or another storage device;
2. Connect SD card or memory card to PC > Format the card;
3. Save backed up files to the card and insert to Android phone;
4. Restart Android phone and check out whether Gallery can read SD card photos and videos or not.
Usually, this quick fix will solve SD card photos or videos not showing up in Gallery error.
If this fix fails to work, relax! You may follow below two offered methods to get problems solved then. 

Tip: Backup SD card photos and videos to PC firstly

In order to avoid unexpected data loss error while fixing SD card with photos/videos not showing up in Gallery error, it’s highly recommended for you to backup SD card photos, videos and other data to PC or other storage devices in advance.

You have two options to try:
1. Remove or backup photos, videos and files to PC by Copy & Paste;
2. Backup and restore all files including photos, videos on SD card to PC with file recovery software.

EaseUS file recovery software supports you to effectively fully scan and find all existing and lost files on SD card for you. And you can simply apply it to backup photos, videos and other files on SD card to PC within 3 simple clicks.

Backup SD card images and videos to PC before fixing SD card images/videos not show up in Gallery error.

After backing up files, you can follow below-offered methods to fix SD card photos, videos not showing up in Gallery on Android phone now.

Method 1. Reset Gallery to make SD card photos/videos show up in Gallery

1. Go to File Manager > Android > Data;
2. Find com.android.gallery3d file folder and delete this folder both on your internal or external card;
3. Go to Settings > Apps > Application Manager;
4. Search for Gallery and open Gallery > Click on Clear Data
5. Switch off Android phone > Wait for 2-3 minutes and switch on Android phone to see if all photos and images show up in Gallery or not.

Method 2. Delete .NOMEDIA file to make SD card photos/videos show up in Gallery

1. Go to the respective Folders where images/videos are stored on SD card;
2. Click on Settings > Tap Show hidden files;
3. If there is .NOMEDIA file in the folder, delete it;
4. Switch off and switch on Android phone. 
There you shall be able to view SD card photos, videos in Gallery and use other files on your Android phone again.