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Broken Imported Photo Folder

larrymcg

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Using iPad 2 with IOS 7.1.1 I recently imported photos from a friend's Olympus camera which included both the jpg and the ORF (raw) files. I didn't know the orf files were there (not visible) but the jpgs were visible. I did notice that the memory usage went up. I used PhotoSync to copy the files from the Last Import folder to my PC. That's when I saw the orf files. Since I now had the last import on my PC I deleted all the photos out of the Last Import folder, hoping the orf files would go away too.

There were 3 automatically generated folders on the iPad having to do with imports: Last Imported, All Imported, and Imported Photos & Videos. After manually deleting all the photos out of the Last Imported folder, I also deleted all the photos from the All Imported folder (they were on the PC too). Then I noticed that the Imported Photos & Videos folder appeared to be empty (as expected), but touching the folder to open it caused the Photo App to crash.

So that is the problem: An apparently empty folder that causes a crash when you try to open it.
That folder can't be deleted either - in edit mode, no X appears to delete it.

Any suggestions as to what to try?

.. Larry
 
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It occurred to me that importing some photos might help. I did and now the Last Imported and All Imported folders have the photos but the Imported Photos & Videos folder causes a crash when trhing to open it. Also the folder does not show a thumbnail (like it is empty).

So that folder is still broken.

.. Larry
 

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This is offtrack but have you considered a cloud storage solution like google drive i load my travel photos on there and then link up emails to whomever wants to see them relieving storage on my ipad


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Yes, I have photos in cloud places. But I also want those photos I keep on the iPad to work. Actually, the photos on the iPad are viewable - it's just the Imported Photos & Videos folder that has a problem. However, there are two other folders that also have the imported photos so nothing is lost.
.. Larry
 

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