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Old Oct 16, 2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Why are there two photo albums?

Why after syncing do I have two photo albums with the same photos in them? One is the photo library the other is the folder I sync with from my hard drive. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old Oct 16, 2011, 09:41 PM   #2
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Did you manage to sort this out?
I,m having the same problem and its really annoying as it won,t go away.Whats the use of duplicate folders.Its only happenned since OS5 upgrade
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 01:10 AM   #3
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Why after syncing do I have two photo albums with the same photos in them? One is the photo library the other is the folder I sync with from my hard drive. Thanks in advance for your help.
Same here, just noticed that... happened after syncing a selected folder...
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 01:37 AM   #4
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Guys, Photo Library is just a name for ALL your photos…like the Library in iTunes. It's not a folder and it's not duplicates.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:54 AM   #5
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But why have two folders with the same photos in them?
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 04:19 PM   #6
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All I have is the Camera Roll - same as before. But I don't sync with a Mac.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:33 PM   #7
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They are duplicates from the photo file from my pc. I have photo library with 57 photos in and my synced photo file from my PC with 57 photos in. Both the same. If I untick sync in iTunes it removes both photo library and my photo album and I'm left with nothing. If I tick the box in iTunes again I get the 2 duplicate files back again. Can someone shed any light on this as its crazy having duplicate files on my limited amount of room left on my 8GB 3GS.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:35 PM   #8
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Are you talking about your photostream?
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:36 PM   #9
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Same!! Driving me nuts!
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:38 PM   #10
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No it's iTunes sync not stream and it's getting on my nerves too. Never happened with 4.3.5.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:41 PM   #11
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YES!! this is driving me crazy as well.... please please someone figure this out!!
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Yes me too I hope some expert can give us the definitive answer.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:48 PM   #13
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It happened on my wife's iPhone 4 when I upgraded it to OS 5 but not on my daughters iPhone 4S. She says she's only got photo library with her synced PC photos in. More confused now. I'm wondering if it's the latest iTunes that's doing it and not the OS 5?
It's all puzzling (
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 12:47 PM   #14
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Its a glitch. I have it too. Its been posted on the apple support forums, its probably not going to get fixed till the next ios update. Its definitely there though, its not just that people dont understand what the photostream is. Everyone try and see, sync an album from your computer to your iphone using Itunes, and it creates two folders of the exact same contents.

As a workaround, instead of syncing the pictures I want through itunes, i installed Icloud helper onto my laptop, and it creates a folder called Upload. I put the pictures I want on my iphone in there, and then they appear on my photostream in my phone. From my phone I can go in and save them directly to my camera roll. Then I can create an album through the phone and transfer the pics from my camera roll into an album. The only thing that sucks is that if I delete the pictures from the camera roll, they also delete from whatever album i put them in. I dont get that, but maybe its by design...
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So no further then. In camera roll delete to other folder and still duplicated and if you delete then all is gone. This all seems crazy. I hope they sort it out in an OS 5 update.
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 10:12 PM   #16
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Got round this problem today by downloading an App from itunes called "Photosafe".
Its a password protected album where you can store all your photos.You can import from your normal photo library into this App.Like me i then deleted my "Duplicate" photo libraries and then all your pics stay in the App and all your photo library ones are deleted.I found it easier this way than having 2 identical files with photos in.I only have 57 photos at the moment so its no hard work but at least you can have just 1 album of photos and not another duplicate albeit password protected which is no harm.
Maybe this can help some of you until OS 5 gets sorted out.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 08:38 PM   #17
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must be a bug, thought I did something wrong with iTunes. Hateful thing. Is there an app to drag and drop to iPhone, or do I have to wait for a jailbreak for that?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 02:21 PM   #18
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Importing photos to your computer

On iPhone and iPod touch using iOS 5, all synced photos will appear in a unified category called Photo Library. Photos are not duplicated; this is a way to view all synced albums in one place. You can also tap a specific album beneath Photo Library see individual albums.
source: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4236
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