How to View Pictures on SD Card in Gallery?

Generally, after capturing photos on Android devices, we preview those recently taken pictures, in an APP called Gallery. However, sometimes this gallery won’t show SD card pictures.

Obviously, you will wonder how to view pictures on SD card in gallery at times when you face this gallery is not showing SD card pictures problem. But, don’t worry since it’s not an abnormal issue that only you are experiencing. Several Android users have encountered this issue. And, there available different solutions.

How to Fix Gallery Not Showing SD Card Pictures Issue?

Here are all possible solutions to fix pictures on SD card not showing in gallery issue. You can try each of the methods one after other and check whether you can view pictures on SD card in gallery.

Fix 1: Reboot Your Device

When you can't view SD card pictures in gallery, first try to restart your device (for instance, your Android phone) that holds the card. Then check whether those disappeared SD card photos are showing in gallery or not. If still the gallery fails to show images, then try next method.

Fix 2: Remount SD Card

To remount the SD card on your Android device,

  • Go to Storage first
  • Find the SD card
  • Click on the eject option (a triangle icon)
  • When prompted, hit mount button

If it doesn’t help, turn off the device, remove the card. Wait for few minutes. Insert the SD card again and restart the device.

Fix 3: Delete Nomedia File

Nomedia file indicates that its enclosing folder has no multimedia data, thus that folder will not be scanned by the device. So, check whether there is any “.nomedia” file present. If yes, then delete it.

Fix 4: Format SD Card

If none of the above solutions helped you then it is suggested to format the SD card to fix this "images on SD card are not showing in gallery" problem. But, we know that formatting will delete all the files present on SD card. So, first copy your SD card data to the computer.

However, in some cases, the photos on the SD card are not readable by the computer. Unfortunately, even if your photos on the SD card are not showing on your computer, then recover photos from SD card first and then format it.

How to Recover Photos from SD Card?

  • Download and install Hi5 Software Photo Recovery on your computer
  • Connect the SD card and run the tool
  • Select Lost Photo Recovery option
  • Choose attached SD card from the list and proceed
  • The software scans the SD card quickly and shows entire files present in it
  • Mark your required files
  • Save them on computer hard drive

Now, ensure you have got all files from the SD card, including those images which were not showing up in gallery. Finally, format the card and use it.

Why Hi5 Software to Retrieve Photos from SD Card?

This is an ideal way of recovering photos, videos, or any sort of data from SD card. The tool scans entire device to recover files within few minutes. Recovered files can be sorted on the basis of their name, size, and type. Files can also be restored on the basis of its unique signature. The program can even recover deleted files from camera SD card, memory card, SDHC card and more. It has the ability to retrieve files from internal and external hard drives, USD drives and many more storage devices apart from media cards. The software has a handy interface, allows preview of restored data and offers complete technical support.

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