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  1. Syv3n

    Syv3n Well-Known Member

    Is there a way I can hide pictures or create new folders to put personal pictures in and hide that? You know when you let someone look at your phone to see pictures is there a way I can have a spot to have my personal pictures I do not want people to see or hide them? I tried creating a new folder cant figure it out.

  2. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

    inside any folder on your sdcard you dont want the phone to see make a text file and call it .nomedia and the phone won't read that folders contents.
  3. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

    Havent tried that ... I know that if you make a folder and have the name of the folder start with a period, you wont see it in albums. the only way to see it is to use astro to view the SD card.
  4. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried either way, just posting what i read elsewhere....lol
  5. pavirotten

    pavirotten Well-Known Member

    An app called B-Folders (Free) allows you to create a folder in the app and store whatever you want. Everything in B-Folders is then protected by a password. Unless someone knows the password, they would never know what you store in the app.
    NoPresha likes this.
  6. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Well-Known Member

    To elaborate on this a bit as I was playing around with it to hide audio books from the media player...

    Create a txt file on your computer and file>save as ".nomedia" without the quotes. Make sure file type is set to all files. Put that file in any folder on your phone you want to hide. I'm not sure if you can create this file directly on the phone or not. It won't prevent the phone from seeing the folder, it will just hide the files from the default media player or the gallery. Then you just need an alternate media player or picture viewer to listen to or see any files in the folder(s) with a .nomedia file in it.
    elwray likes this.
  7. eurotrash323

    eurotrash323 Well-Known Member

    You can also use Astro to temporarily rename the folder and remove the period in the folder name, then the folder will be visible in your albums. Rename the file again to include the (.) and it's gone from your album.

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