[Q] Corrupt image files won't delete

I searched and could not find any answers.

Last week I took a picture on my Samsung Captivate 2.2 that came out as a black image. I tried 4 times total to take a picture and this kept happening. They were corrupt files. I rebooted my phone and after that, I was able to take pictures once again.

My problem: these 4 pictures are saved on my external SD card and I have tried deleting them from Root Explorer, and from my computer via USB. They delete, but once the media scanner runs, the pictures are back on my phone. I have tried deleting the thumbnails as well.

Additional info:

  • I don't have any other pictures saved on my external SD. I save the other pictures on my internal SD.
  • Files are saved under: external_sd>DCIM>Camera
  • My phone is rooted.


Screenshots are attached. I am hoping there is a solution other than reformatting the SD card since I have quite a bit saved on there. Thanks in advance!

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