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    Hiding files from gallery app

    Has anyone figured out how to hide pics/vids/folders from the gallery app? In past android versions you could just put them in a folder named .insertnamehere, but with ICS, that doesnt seem to be the case. Love my Nexus except for this tidbit. I'd like to be able to hide things from the gallery and only access the with Astro without using some hideit app. Thanx for whatever help u can give.

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    Yeah like i said, trying to do this without another app. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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    QuickPic is a nice gallery replacement and offers the ability to hide and exclude files...

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    If you don't want them to display at all you can add a file called ".nomedia" to the folder and I believe this will cause the gallery to skip it. Here's a link that describes how

    http://androinica.com/2009/08/how-to-hide-non-music-audio-files-from-appearing-in-android-media-players/
    Last edited by cynkrzy; 12-29-2011 at 09:42 AM. Reason: added link


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    Quote Originally Posted by cynkrzy View Post
    If you don't want them to display at all you can add a file called ".nomedia" to the folder and I believe this will cause the gallery to skip it. Here's a link that describes how

    How to hide non-music audio files from appearing in Android media players
    This worked for me. I added 10 pictures into that folder, and right now, before reboot, I have a folder inside pictures that when I open it, it has 10 grey squares. When you click on one, it sits there looking for the file and doesn't find it. But the file still sits there and is viewable in Root Explorer just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubris67 View Post
    Has anyone figured out how to hide pics/vids/folders from the gallery app? In past android versions you could just put them in a folder named .insertnamehere, but with ICS, that doesnt seem to be the case. Love my Nexus except for this tidbit. I'd like to be able to hide things from the gallery and only access the with Astro without using some hideit app. Thanx for whatever help u can give.
    Issue 24162 - android - .nomedia files are largely ignored on Android 4.0 - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project HostingThis worked for Galaxy Nexus phones. I didnt think about erasing the media storage file data. It works great now.

 

 

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