If you have a Nokia N9 with the PR1.3 firmware installed, perhaps you’ve faced this issue yet. In other words, the Gallery app doesn’t show anything but just pics you take with your camera, no screenshots or images downloaded or received.
I want to share this with you because I went crazy figuring out how to fix this issue and at last I had to reset my baby. But with this trick, you won’t lose any contact or message, if you are wondering.
So, a file browser and a plain text editor are all you need. This is step-by-step what I did, feel free to suggest shorter paths.
1) Open the text editor on your Linux, Windows, Mac, FreeBSD or wherever you want (even your own N9) and copy-paste this:
# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're
# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run
# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
# absolute path. No other format is supported.
2) Save your file as
user-dirs.dirs.txt and copy it into your device
3) Open your file browser and go to
4) Delete the
user-dirs.dirs file placed there
5) Past your
user-dirs.dirs.txt file and rename it as
6) Reboot your N9
7) Et voilà! You’ve done!
Remember that this won’t allow you to see your saved pics and screenshots. To see them in your Gallery, move them into your computer before you start and then again into your device after you apply the trick.
Hope this can be useful to you, cheers!