Can't delete photos.

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Sundance2007, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Sundance2007 macrumors regular

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    I have some photos ...that are not photos that I can not seem to delete. What happen was i was uploading some photos while synced and there was some kind of error and I got a "sync failed" error. I unchecked the sync photos box and the next time I re-sync everything went OK. But the photos on my ipad are now just blank boxes that I can not get rid of. (see image attached) I can not delete them from the ipad and they do not get removed when I sync with no photos selected and the check box unchecked.

    Any ideas on how to get rid of these ....short of resetting my iPad.
     

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  3. Sundance2007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    As far as I know they are not in any app. They are where ever the Ipad keeps photos.
     
  4. Xultar macrumors 6502a

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    You can only delete from the camera roll right? Not from the albums.
     
  5. Sundance2007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know what you are talking about. These are files/images that I attempted to transfer from my computer to the ipad during sync., no app, no camera and I don't know what you mean by "from the camera rolls".
     
  6. b0blndsy macrumors 6502

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    As you have synced the images you can delete those from itunes i.e sync the ipad with itunes and then delete the photos.

    Another option might be this one:

    In you attached screen image you can see an arrow on the top right. Tap on it and you will get the delete option.

    Now you can select the photos that you want to delete from the ipad and tap on the delete button.
     
  7. Sundance2007, Mar 22, 2011
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    Sundance2007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Likewise they do not delete when working from the iPad.


    When I plug in the iPad to sync it I get the message in shot1, but no photos are ever synced. When I unplug the iPad after sync I get a message saying there are un-synced photos do I want to remove them and I say yes but they are still there, see shot2. Also in shot2 notice I have chossen them but when I hit delete nothing happens. If I select any of the other images (ones with something there and not just a black box) they delete normal.


    If I do a total reset and then restore with the backup on my PC (from iTunes sync) what will not be restored .....if anything, will I loose anything, purchased or free apps, contacts, setting, anything?. or will it be just as it is now ...and hopefully without the strange photo files.
     

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  8. b0blndsy macrumors 6502

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    I checked the second image its strange behavior.



    Just get the latest version of itunes and backup before you choose to restore. But I doubt that the strange blank pics will be there also, maybe you can give it a try and see if you are able to delete the files after restore
     

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