in iOS 8, multiple entries of "Local Disk" spawned every time I use Windows 7 File Explorer to transfer files to my computer.

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How to remove those? and when will iPhone / iOS re-index those random sub-folders in DCIM folder?


Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data > Remove All Website Data

Worked for me with iOS 8. Disconnect then reconnect the phone to the PC and all the "Local Disk" rubbish is gone.

  • this works perfectly ! – Raptor Dec 21 '14 at 7:53
  • This doesn't work, not at least in Windows 8 and iOS8. I used search for * which lists all photos, videos, folders and "Local Disks". Sorting it by type and then selecting only photos and videos does the job. We lose the iOS folder structure but I did not care for that. – amit_g Aug 2 '15 at 19:48
  • Doesn't work on Windows 7 iOS 8.1. – Metal450 Nov 10 '15 at 7:33

If you don't want to remove all website data then do as follows: Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data > then Edit and proceed to erase each entry looking similar to this "a####.phobos.apple.com" . No more "Local Disk" and even erased the empty folders. It worked for me.

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