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Old November 7th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any good free app to hide photos & videos from gallery AND file browsers?

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Got some nudies of the girl eh I havent found any yet, but Im still looking. Sure would be great though if they did have something
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Nudies of our women or the "other" women can now be safe gentlemen. "Photo Safe" seems like a good bet. I haven't downloaded it yet, but it sounds like Picture safe that I had on the iphone and that was a great app!
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Old November 11th, 2009, 07:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Nudies of our women or the "other" women can now be safe gentlemen. "Photo Safe" seems like a good bet. I haven't downloaded it yet, but it sounds like Picture safe that I had on the iphone and that was a great app!

Already considered it. Read the description, it's a free trial not a free app. It only allows 5 photos and same goes for Video Safe made by the same dev.
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There's also MyStash, which is fairly new. Pretty basic, but works for me..
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hide and seek works well and is only a dollar. if you can handle pics only, the photoshop app works well. you don't even need the pics on your phone. you store it all online.
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The Android Pictures app does not display images stored in folders titled with a dot in the beginning. Download and install Astro App. Open and create a folder named .insertnamehere, and then mount your phone or mini-SD card on a computer. Transfer private files into the new folder and they will no longer appear in the photo browser. Browsing through Astro or a similar file manager will become the only method of viewing those photos on an Android phone. Hope this helps
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Use Astro File Manager. Within Astro create a folder with any name you choose. Before the folder name put a . Example: .Private. Then move whatever media you don't want seen into that folder. It won't show up in your media players any longer, but you can access it through Astro.

Hint-Give your folder a techie name like .systools, and people are less likely to look in it, if they should open Astro. You don't even need to plug in your phone. You can move the files you want into your created folder, using Astro right on your phone.
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i got photo safe but i forget my password? what i can do now?
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I'm using photo vault and video vault. Any pics marked private are not visible in the stock gallery app, so you don't actually have to launch photovault to view your for-sharing pics. These were not free apps, but were cheap. in the $1 range, IIRC.
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you can use Photo Hide to lock pictures Hide My Droid:
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If you use Astro you can put the 'secret' photo in any folder and delete the .jpg extension. It will not show up in Gallery etc. but can still be viewed with Astro
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I used the .nomedia solution but now have a follow-up question: is there a file manager app that will let me flick through (hidden) photos like the regular gallery? I've tried Astro, Linda, and my favourite ES File Explorer, but all these will only display one photo at a time i.e. I need to go back, select the next photo, view, etc.
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Hi, I'm not so interested in hiding photos that I put on the machine.

What bugs me is that all gallery type apps always hunt around and display garbage like icons, cd covers etc.

Why the hell don't Google or one of the vendors give you the ability to state precisely which folders you want to display?

There should be an option to not show anything unless selected.
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Hi, I'm not so interested in hiding photos that I put on the machine.

What bugs me is that all gallery type apps always hunt around and display garbage like icons, cd covers etc.

Why the hell don't Google or one of the vendors give you the ability to state precisely which folders you want to display?

There should be an option to not show anything unless selected.
the .nomedia solution above can solve this as has been said

also, for others, I use Vaulty
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Create a file with a dot infront Example: (.private) or (.mystuff) anything you put in this file will not be read by the phone... it works with EVERY android phone..
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I got one I found in the market called Vaulty Free and it does its job!!! LOL!
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RR File Locker just came out and works great.
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Could you allow 2 passwords for two different sets of hidden images?

One for when the girlfriend asks for my password.
And one for me

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Could you allow 2 passwords for two different sets of hidden images?

One for when the girlfriend asks for my password.
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I like Top Secret Picture. It allows for 2 passwords, each will bring up a separate set of photos. It's easy to import the pictures, and the app will automatically delete the originals. It's also easy to export them, and it comes with a built in slideshow.

There's also a Top Secret Video from the same developer, although I haven't used that one yet.

Both apps are also free.
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I've had issues with both Vauity Free and Gallery Lock. they both say they will hide your videos and both of them did. But it will not let me play the video files anymore when they are hidden. If i try and play the videos with in the program it will crash the video after a min or give me some error.

They suck... gonna look at some others.
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RR Locker will also not play my video files once they've been added. It will start to decrypt the file, but then it will crash.

I have the correct players installed to play all my video files, but it seems like most of these programs have issues with allowing different video apps to play the files from within the locker program.
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and then once you try a bunch of these programs to find one you like... some of them wont "unhide" your files correctly, then you delete the program and your files are lost. then some will "unhide" them and place them in your camera folder. then you have to go and hunt through a bunch of random folders on your SD card with names like .rr and .fllt and other shit to find were these files might be located or moved to. Or they will be encrypted so you can't play them but you know it's a video file tha was encrypted or messed with with one of these programs cause the file size is like 700MB... so you just delete it.

fun fun fun. i'll just work on my cover storey for when i get cought insted of trying to hide them. or do the file managment thing someone above was talking about.
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Here's a new one... called Kii Safe.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.kii.safe

as usual, dont try it out with pictures you really like... until you feel comfortable that it works!!!
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Hide and Seek works very well for pics and vids. Shows on the desktop as a flashlight icon... that works as a flashlight. Open the app for a bright white screen. Tap the menu button three times and a password box pops up. You can hide individual files or all files in a folder. When hidden... no apps find them (other than a file explorer). When un-hidden... they are accessible just like all other pics/vids.
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Hide and Seek works very well for pics and vids. Shows on the desktop as a flashlight icon... that works as a flashlight. Open the app for a bright white screen. Tap the menu button three times and a password box pops up. You can hide individual files or all files in a folder. When hidden... no apps find them (other than a file explorer). When un-hidden... they are accessible just like all other pics/vids.
I tried to find this app, but i guess as im new to android im doing something wrong, cuz i cant find it.

Can someone link it or something ?
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I tried to find this app, but i guess as im new to android im doing something wrong, cuz i cant find it.

Can someone link it or something ?
search for "hidenseek" its 99 cents
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As stated above, the .nomedia file works really well. Personally I use Astro to view the "private" files. Yes, you can't flick through them like in a gallery but it's not an issue for me. This works for both videos and pics.
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I tried all the major picture hiders on the market and the best one I've found so far is called beaver browser.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.crowbar.beaverlite

It's a really nice tabbed private browser with a hidden image and bookmark stash. It looks like a normal browser until you put your password in, then it unlocks and you can view all your hidden pictures.

Also, you can save pictures directly from the browser to your stash, really neat
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Vault Gallery Pro just came out. It hides your pictures from the Gallery app and also prevents anyone from viewing them if they remove your SD card (encryption). It is not free but what does $1 get you these days!
Here is the link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.braintrade.searchaggr
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Ok driod 3. Did.nomedia and gallery still picks up my pictures.
did the .folder thing gallery still sees my pics
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Ok driod 3. Did.nomedia and gallery still picks up my pictures.
did the .folder thing gallery still sees my pics
anybody? no ideas why .nomedia is not being respected on my phone?
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Smart AppLocks pretty good even the free trial you can lockdown 5 apps simply lock browser and gallery :-P
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Default Videos are hidden and cannot be played

Try this app https://market.android.com/developer?pub=Nut+Doe#?t=W251bGwsbnVsbCxudWxsLDEwM iwiY29tLnNvZWx2YXIuY2Ftb3VmbGFnZSJd

You simply choose a folder and everything inside this folder and subfolders is hidden or unhidden by a press on a button.
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Question Lost my Astro .*** fliles with Isyncr

Installed Astro on my Samsung GS2 and all was working great until I installed Isyncr for my music playlists this weekend. Now I cannot see any of my .***files. Thought the files might have been deleted and loaded a few more to a new path on my phone and changed the file path the to .***and the folder disappeared again. Any ideas why?
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I figured it out what happened. The "show hidden files" check box was unchecked.
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There's a new program called "Hide It Pro." It's a free app with 5 stars in the market. It disguises itself as an audio manager. Even if somebody opens the "Audio Manager," it looks and works as an audio manager. You long click on the "Audio Manager" logo on that main screen and it just asks you to login. So if anybody happened to go into your "Audio Manager" and long click on the logo, they need a password or a pin to move on, so they still wouldn't know what the app is doing.

When you login, it has a great interface and photo viewing gallery to easily choose which pictures to hide and swipe through them. Enjoy!
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Hi, I'm not so interested in hiding photos that I put on the machine.

What bugs me is that all gallery type apps always hunt around and display garbage like icons, cd covers etc.

Why the hell don't Google or one of the vendors give you the ability to state precisely which folders you want to display?

There should be an option to not show anything unless selected.
First, no reason to cuss.
Second, I totally agree, thats why I switched to QuickPic, It does what you (and I) Was looking for.
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Hi, I'm not so interested in hiding photos that I put on the machine.

What bugs me is that all gallery type apps always hunt around and display garbage like icons, cd covers etc.

Why the hell don't Google or one of the vendors give you the ability to state precisely which folders you want to display?

There should be an option to not show anything unless selected.
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also, for others, I use Vaulty
That was rude, unexpected from a 'senior member', not to mention you didn't even address the question, which perhaps should have been posted in a picture gallery thread, not in a thread about how to hide pics.

To answer his question, look into QuickPic.

But to hide pics, your right, use an app like ES File Explorer to rename the folder 'dot' something (.hidethis) or use an encryption app like vaulty.
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The best way to hide photos or videos is to put .anyname and that will make the folder disappear. The you press menu and go to settings and click show hidden files and that will make the folder reappear
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