How to Recover Hidden Pictures on Android

Author:Jake | TIME:November 06,2017

Pictures Not Showing in Gallery

Have you ever come across bad luck while all pictures on your Android phone won’t show up in the Gallery? You might have downloaded and save the pictures from a website, Facebook or Instagram app but could not find them in the photo gallery. This could happen very often, according to the feedback from our customers.


The issue “pictures not showing up in gallery or photo album on Android” would occur when the file called ".nomedia" instructs the system to ignore all media files in a certain directory and subdirectories on internal storage when system scanning for files to add to the gallery, music and video databases. Then your images are hidden. Still, you can make thing right and below we will show you how to recover hidden pictures on Android once the don’t show up.


How to Fix Pictures not Showing up?

In order to troubleshoot pictures not showing in Gallery and recover lost photos on Android phones, you need to make sure that this .nomedia file doesn't exist. Usually, a file manager app can help find the file. Once it is located, remove it from your Android storage. Your pictures saved from web will no longer be hidden any more.



How to Recover Hidden Pictures from Android?

What about the hidden pictures you saved earlier? Don't worry, you can use cFone Android Data Recovery to get them back. Pictures that are lost, deleted, hidden and formatted can be easily recovered by this powerful Android data recovery software. Apart from images, this software also enables you to retrieve other data such as contacts, music, videos, web browsing history, memo files and more. Now download and install this program on your Windows or Mac computer and follow below to recover hidden pictures from Android.


Step 1: Connect Android to Computer

After installation, start cFone Android Data Recovery on your computer and then choose “Data Recovery” in the app interface.


In the next interface, connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable and follow the steps to enable USB debugging.



Step 2: Scan and Find Hidden Pictures on Android

In this step, you will need to select file types and then start to scan the device to find the hidden files.



After you select the file types, you will need to select a scanning mode and click “Start” to scan through the Android phone.


The program will find and display the hidden pictures in the interface.



Step 3: Recover Hidden Pictures from Android

Once the scanning process is completed, you will see all your Android data including existing and deleted files. You can select the hidden images and click the “Recover” button to recover hidden pictures from Android phone.



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