E/BitmapFactory: Unable to decode stream: java.io.FileNotFoundException: null: open failed: ENOENT (No such file or directory)

I did have this code working before now that I’ve added a new recipe with image from gallery all of the other images are messed up and not showing correct images etc. Any suggestions? I can add further files if need be but the database remains essentially unchanged. But something has caused the images not to load correctly


public class RecipeCategoryAdapter extends RecyclerView.Adapter<RecipeCategoryAdapter.ViewHolder> {

private List<Category> categoryList;
private LayoutInflater mInflater;
private RecipeCategoryAdapter.ItemClickListener mClickListener;

// data is passed into the constructor
public RecipeCategoryAdapter(Context context, List<Category> data) {
    this.mInflater = LayoutInflater.from(context);
    this.categoryList = data;

// inflates the row layout from xml when needed
public ViewHolder onCreateViewHolder(ViewGroup parent, int viewType) {
    View view = mInflater.inflate(R.layout.cardview_recipe, parent, false);
    return new ViewHolder(view);

 * Called by RecyclerView to display the data at the specified position. This method should
 * update the contents of the {@link ViewHolder#itemView} to reflect the item at the given
 * position.
 * <p>
 * Note that unlike {@link ListView}, RecyclerView will not call this method
 * again if the position of the item changes in the data set unless the item itself is
 * invalidated or the new position cannot be determined. For this reason, you should only
 * use the <code>position</code> parameter while acquiring the related data item inside
 * this method and should not keep a copy of it. If you need the position of an item later
 * on (e.g. in a click listener), use {@link ViewHolder#getAdapterPosition()} which will
 * have the updated adapter position.
 * <p>
 * Override {@link #onBindViewHolder(ViewHolder, int, List)} instead if Adapter can
 * handle efficient partial bind.
 * @param holder   The ViewHolder which should be updated to represent the contents of the
 *                 item at the given position in the data set.
 * @param position The position of the item within the adapter's data set.
public void onBindViewHolder(@NonNull ViewHolder holder, int position) {
    if (getItemCount() == 0) {
        holder.myTextView1.setText("No recipes Yet");
    } else {
        String image2 = categoryList.get(position).getImage2();
        Bitmap myBitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeFile(image2);
        if (myBitmap != null)

// total number of rows
public int getItemCount() {
    return categoryList.size();

// allows clicks events to be caught
void setClickListener(RecipeCategoryAdapter.ItemClickListener itemClickListener) {
    this.mClickListener = itemClickListener;

// parent activity will implement this method to respond to click events
public interface ItemClickListener {
    void onItemClick(View view, int position);


// stores and recycles views as they are scrolled off screen
public class ViewHolder extends RecyclerView.ViewHolder implements View.OnClickListener {
    TextView myTextView1;
    TextView myTextView2;
    ImageView imgImage;

    ViewHolder(View itemView) {
        myTextView1 = itemView.findViewById(R.id.txtDay);
        myTextView2 = itemView.findViewById(R.id.dayOfWeek);
        imgImage = itemView.findViewById(R.id.imgImage);

        itemView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            public void onClick(View view) {
                Intent intent = new Intent(view.getContext(), Recipe.class);
                intent.putExtra("NAME", myTextView1.getText().toString());
                Log.d("myTextView1", myTextView1.getText().toString());

     * Called when a view has been clicked.
     * @param v The view that was clicked.
    public void onClick(View v) {