Try this, go into settings, then applications, then manage applications, select 'all', scroll down to 'camera', and then select 'clear data' and see if that helps. If not, power down and remove your sdcard for a minute and then put it back in and power up again. If none of these fixes the problem, connect you phone to your computer, copy and cut everything from you sdcard and put it on you desk top and then format your sdcard. After that copy and cut everything back onto your sdcard and disconnect your phone from the computer and restart.
I've actually experienced a similar problem since the OS update; although I can't speak to deleted photos reappearing, recent photos in my gallary have not been showing up. There appears to be a cutoff date or predetermined number of photos, and all files after that point just randomly disappear. I've tried restarting the phone, unmounting the SD card, and even removing the SD card and reinserting it -- All of which have only temporarily fixed the problem, but it is not long before the photos disappear again. All folders in the gallery are affected, not just those taken with the phone (i.e. downloaded, etc).
Any help is appreciated.
i have a similiar problem, my photo albums do the same as described, but also any ringtones or notificiations i have created and are on the card disappear too until i mount and unmount the card.
also my memory card has become "damaged" twice since i did the update, having to format the card both times for it to read on my phone again.
When you have formatted the card, did you do so in the phone, or in an external SD card reader?
I ask because I have heard this discussed before, and the resolution (for them) was to take the SD card out, put it in a reader on their PC, copy their files off, and then format it in the PC itself. It seems that the phone only does a "quick format" which may not completely resolve file corruption problems.
You might try this out, and see if it helps.
I just noticed this problem (missing pictures in gallery) on my G2 as well, recently updated OTA to 2.3.4.
Had to reboot phone to see the pictures again. Forgot to check with Astro file browser before rebooting to see if that has problem too.
My microSD card is 16GB class 4, no known file corruption yet.
Well, I've ordered a new SD card which should arrive in the next day or so -- I figured I'd see if that would make a difference. I've put in a support request with HTC as well; I'll be sure to post their response (if they respond at all).
Anyhow, in the meantime I will try the SDrescan solution. Thanks jjmai for refering us to that other forum.
Does anyone else think this is slightly ridiculous?
Below I am sharing the response I received from HTC regarding the issue we are experiencing. I haven't had the chance to try any of their suggestions yet.
To update you all, the photos and folders that reappeared after running the SDrescan have again disappeared.
Thank you for contacting HTC! I understand you are having difficulty with the images on your device. I know how important it is for your phone to work properly and I will be happy to assist. If you are only experiencing an issue where your images are disappearing, but then restore if you restart the phone, that is an issue with with the Android OS that did not become very apparent until the fast boot option was added to phones. This happens because the 'power off' option doesn't power the phone 100% off, but restart does and clears temporary files and cache.
If you are experiencing images not staying deleted, start at your home screen and press menu>settings>applications>manage applications>all. Scroll down to Gallery, tap on it, and select clear data and confirm. The hold down the power button and select restart, or alternatively power down then remove the battery from the phone for a few seconds.
When the phone boots back up, if the issue continues to happen, try connecting to your computer via USB and selecting disk drive mode as your connection type. Copy the files from your SD card to a folder on your PC. Once this is done, disconnect from the PC.
On the phone, go to home>menu>settings>sd & phone storage. Select to unmount the SD card, then format. Once the format is completed, tap mount if the card is not re-mounted automatically. Then take some images and test for the issue.
Finally, we can back up your contacts and perform a factory data reset on the device. To back up your contacts open the Contacts application and press Menu>Import/Export>Export to SD card
A factory data reset will erase your settings, contacts, and data from the phone and restore the device to its default state. Information on your storage card, such as music, pictures, and videos, however, will not be erased.
To perform the factory reset go to Home>Menu>Settings>SD & Phone Storage>Factory data reset.
It appears I have resolved the issue on my phone.
I was planning to expand my phone memory anyway (upgrade from a 8GB microSD to 16GB), so I ordered a new microSD. Upon receiving the new SD card, here is what I did:
(1) Format new microSD card.
(2) Transfer all data from the old SD to the new one.
(3) Re-download all the apps that were saved to the SD (this is simplified by synching with AppBrain).
(4) Ran SDrescan.
All the photos and folders are back in my gallery, and nothing has disappeared so far (it's been about 48 hours since).
If you have any Amazon apps saved to SD, you may need to uninstall on the old card before they allow you to reinstall on the new card (I had to do this). If apps on the SD do not initially show up in your App drawer, unmounting and remounting SD card using the phone settings usually resolves any issues.
So, another update . . . turns out reformatting the SD card was not the answer to this problem. After 48 hours, pictures were deleting again.
I have since completely wiped my G2 and performed a factory reset. Still this has not solved the problem.
Running the SDrescan app temporarily brings back disappeared photos, but I have yet to find a permanent solution.
Does anyone else have any ideas?