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From Ubuntu 10.04 onward, you can access your iPhone photos by simply connecting it and navigating to the DCIM folder.
However, I've noticed that when I move photos from my iPhone by cutting them from the DCIM folder and pasting them somewhere on my ubuntu setup, the photos' thumbnails remain in the camera roll however when clicking on a photo to view it, the screen turns white. Restarting the phone doesn't help as well.
How come?
How can I move photos out of the phone without keeping its thumbmail in the camera roll?
I'm using ubuntu 14.04, iphone 5S with iOS 7.1.1

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Here's the same question from an iPhone perspective –  Jonathan Jun 26 at 10:33

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A hacky and maybe risky workaround which worked for me was suggested here:

  • Go to PhotoData folder
  • Delete Photos.sqlite
  • Restart the iPhone
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I'd definitely appreciate another answer which explains why this happens and that offers a non-hacky-risky solution –  Jonathan Jun 26 at 10:34

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