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using smart file manager Android what is location of gallery and location of photo

problem: using whatsapp I can attach file from gallary or photo but not 'downloads'
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Chris Harte2015 Top Expert (Most Article Points)

Commented:
On an android phone the default location for images taken the the phone camera is

root/Internal storage/DCIM/Camera

If you have set it to use an on board SD card

root/SD card/DCIM/Camera

Gallery should use
root/Internal storage/DCIM/Camera
or
root/Internal storage/DCIM/Camera/100ANDRO

But if you have created your own directory and loaded images into it, long click on an image and it will ask you if you want to open it with gallery.  If you click ok then gallery will add this directory to its search path. I cannot help you with whatsapp, but here is a link to the faq
https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/android

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root/SD card/DCIM/Camera
empty
I am not sure if I use sim card or internal storage

root/storage
no dcim folder

root/intenal storage
does not exist
Chris Harte2015 Top Expert (Most Article Points)

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There is a pictures directory in the root where screenshots are stored. Otherwise you are going to have to do a search for .jpg
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I can not find root directory with pictures

and I smart-file-manager does not support search
RobOwner (Aidellio)
Most Valuable Expert 2015

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I use this file manager hd app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rhmsoft.fm.hd
Very easy to find the locations of everything on my phone, including gallery etc

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Commented:
app is good

/storage/extSdCard/DCIM/camera

how do I get to this folder using whatsapp
RobOwner (Aidellio)
Most Valuable Expert 2015

Commented:
When you choose to attach through the app, choose "file manager hd"

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whats app for android choices

gallery
photo
video
audio
location (gps not file location)
contact


there is no file manager hd
Owner (Aidellio)
Most Valuable Expert 2015
Commented:
What about when you choose gallery?

See in the screenshot below there is a card icon next to the camera icon to signify that path you've posted above (I've circled in red)

2015-10-04-16.00.50.png

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is this a screenshot of your computer
RobOwner (Aidellio)
Most Valuable Expert 2015

Commented:
No, my phone.

Author

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suggestion of gallery allows me to see downloads

Thanks

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