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  1. scoope

    scoope Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    On my Vibrant, I created a file called .nomedia with a view to place a ringtone file in it so that the ringtone file would not show in the music player library.

    However it has had the effect of hiding ALL my media files from my phone - non are accessible. When I mount (to a Mac) I cannot see a file named .nomedia and so cannot delete it, but all my media files are there. How to I get rid of the .nomedia file i cannot see?
     

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  2. harukasan73

    harukasan73 Well-Known Member

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    Oh Oh! I can help you!

    ok, on your mac, go to utilities, terminal. open the terminal, and type this command:

    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

    hit enter, and then to make the command begin working, you have to restart finder.

    Press the option key, click and hold on finder, and you will see an option to relaunch. Click it. Then you will see all the hidden files on your mac.

    Mount your Droid, open the mounted droid, and you should see the .nomedia file. Right mouse click on the file, and choose get info.... you will see the name of the file under name & extension... delete the . in front of the .nomedia file, and hit the enter key. (make sure you have admin permissions to do these things on your mac) Exit out of get info window. Now you can manipulate the .nomedia file, by either deleting it altogether, or opening it and pulling out whatever you need. I hope this helps! I have a mac, and know a few tricks, because of course I gotta mess with everything, lol let me know if it worked!
     
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    scoope Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Off to work (pc environment). Will try this when I get home and will let you know how I get on.

    Thx for the quick response!
     
  4. scoope

    scoope Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Haru - THANKS!!!

    It worked! Initially I was trying to relaunch Finder clicking on Finder on the top menu bar, but after a little research found that you relaunch via the Finder icon in the dock - doh!

    Anyhow many thanks again.

    Cheers

    Simon
     
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    harukasan73 Well-Known Member

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    Youre Welcome! I like to be Helpful! :)
     
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    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    I was under the impression that if you use .nomedia, the file will not show up for your ringtones either. Or is that not true?
     
  7. scoope

    scoope Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My problem was that the .nomedia hid all my media files from the media players. I guess I did not place the .nomedia file in the right place. I needed to know how to show hidden files once mounted on my mac (placing a "." in front of a file name on a mac creates a hidden file). In order to be able to get rid of the .nomedia file on my phone, i had to be able to see it. That means using terminal and the command that Haru shared with me.
     
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    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    If you use ES File Manager, you can change the settings to show hidden files.
     
  9. scoope

    scoope Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm pretty new to android systems (former BB user). Where would I find ES file manager and doesthis require a root?
     
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    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    It's on the android market, and it's free. And no, it does not require root. (Though rooting will give it access to the system folder)
     
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    scoope Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I looked in the Market and a search for ES File Manager comes up with one hit - droid2file.
     
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    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    My bad. Search for "EStrongs" instead. That should come up with 3 apps - Task Manager, File Explorer and Security Manager.
     
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