If you habitually import images to your iPad 2 via Camera Connection Kit and for some reason find stray folders like the ones you see below, I’m delighted to share with you a method to get rid of them. It does not require iTunes or iPhoto as some Forum discussion groups will have you believe. I cannot say for certain when this phenomenon started nor can I say if this is caused by iOS 5.I’ve had over 4,500 images imported since day one back when it came with iOS 4.3.2 and didn’t think about removing the images until recently after I had already updated to iOS 5.
After exhausting all obvious methods of removal including iTunes and iPhoto on Mac, staff at the Kuala Belait branch of AV Electronics “Added” an image into one of the empty folders proceeding to “Delete” the same image afterwards, lo and behold, the photo gets deleted and removed the folder too. *Light bulb moment* Staff fired iPad 2’s camera several times to get some test images to delete. Repeated the procedure and it worked. I had over a dozen of stray Event folders that I manually removed this way. At this point, I do not know the cause of this rather uncharacteristic behaviour but given time I think I should be able to figure it out. Perhaps if this is an iOS 5 bug, future release should take care of this.