February 2nd, 2012, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by decaffviper17
Solved this FYI...
There’s a common Android problem of unwanted media files appearing in the song list of music players. This annoyingly causes your favorite songs to get mixed in with audio files associated with other apps, such as voice files for a GPS navigation app.
There’s a simple solution for this issue. We’ve already covered how you can hide certain files by changing a folder name to start with a dot, but you run the risk of causing problems with the app that’s linked to those files. Instead, there’s a similar solution: create a “.nomedia” file.
Here’s an easy trick that should only take a couple of minutes to keep unwanted audio files from popping up.
1. On your computer, open Notepad or any other text editor
2. Save the blank file as “.nomedia”
Make sure that the Save as type is set as “All Files” instead of “Text documents”
3. Copy that file to the folder on your SD card containing audio files you don’t want to show up.
(Example: If you want to block CoPilot sound files from coming up, place the .nomedia file in the sdcard/copilot folder)
4. Reboot your phone and the files should no longer be viewable
That's a good trick to know, but it doesn't solve a similar issue for me. For me, I sometimes post a picture to Google+. Well everytime I do it gets its own album on my Tab 8.9 with the date I uploaded it. So since I've posted like 25 pictures, immediately in my gallery I have about 25 different albums, all with a single picture, and named for the date I uploaded it. How do I resolve this issue? This is a Google accounts issue, not a "Gallery scanning random pictures on my tablet" problem.