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Android Gallery 2.1 Force Close issue

I recently had an issue with the Gallery application on my Google Android 2.1. I would get an error message every time I started the Gallery app telling me "Sorry! The application Gallery (process com.collliris.media) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.". Selecting 'Force Close' just put it into a loop. The only way to get out was to press the 'Return' key as the Galley app restarted.

I used SyncToy and backed up the contents of my Android. I then I found several articles and tried a few of the suggestions. The following is the final process I went through to fix this issue:

  1. I mounted my Android to my PC via the USB cable, created a SyncToy backup and copied the folder to another drive (I am going to modify the backup before restoring it, so I want a copy of the original backup)
  2. I umounted my Android from the PC.
  3. On my Android, I went to Settings>SD card and phone storage> and selected 'Unmount SD card'
  4. I then selected 'Format SD card'. Once reformatted, you will want to remount the SD card (my Android remounted the SD card automatically)
  5. In the backup on my PC, I deleted the contents of the \Android\data\com.cooliris.media and \DCIM\.thumbnails directories
  6. I then mounted the Android to my PC, recreated the folder pairing in Synctoy and restored my data back to the Android

After syncing my applications a couple of times, all of my settings were back. And now the Gallery application works perfectly fine again.

Hopes this helps,
Scott

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