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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by fikhatri, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. fikhatri

    fikhatri Lurker
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    I am using color os , realme pro 2 android phone, .nomedia file is getting automatcally deleted in Telegram folder , what could be the reason ? There is no any scheduler apps installed which can automatcally clean. If i put .nomedia file in telegram folder , the file will be also deleted.

    Please suggest.
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Why do you want the no media file to begin with? It prevents you from from saving or viewing files...
     
  3. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™
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    I deleted your duplicate thread FYI
     
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  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Are you sure it's deleted? It could be that the browser you are using to view files is set not to display hidden files and, by the 'nix file naming convention, putting "." in front of a folder or file means it's hidden.
     
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Isn't the purpose of .NOMEDIA files to tell Android and apps to ignore certain folders, that you don't want it scanning and indexing. You might not want it looking for and showing pictures, videos, music etc. from certain folders.
     
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  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Color OS is made by Oppo, and some versions have a rather nasty "cleaning" process in it, that might be deleting the .NOMEDIA files. Which is a version of Clean Master by Cheetah Mobile, and it really is nasty.

    See if there's anything in the settings for disabling it.
     
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  7. fikhatri

    fikhatri Lurker
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    Yes I am sure , it has been deleted because I am using file manager which can show hidden files.there is no any setting for auto deletion or auto clean in settings of the phone , it was okay few days ago but it suddenly started. I checked running processes and not found any abnomal app ,
     
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    do you have any security or anti-virus apps installed?
     
  9. fikhatri

    fikhatri Lurker
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    Yes , there is built in antivirus software, i checked, there is no any threat or there is no any scheduled clean up, but .nomedia files getting disappeared for that particular folder.
     
  10. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Can you disable the antivirus temporarily and see if the .nomedia file doesn't get deleted? And, can you create a test folder somewhere else and keep a .nomedia file in it?
     
  11. fikhatri

    fikhatri Lurker
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    I checked in Antivirus software, there is no any settings to disable antivirus, I had tried to put .nomedia file in another test folder, it is not getting deleted, only the problem with telegram folder, reinstall app and also deleted whole folder and reinstalled from scratch the app, but still problem persists...
     
  12. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    If you can create it in other folders and it doesn't get deleted, maybe it's the app itself deleting the .nomedia file. Try putting a file in there called .yesmedia <<--will have no affect on the folder and see if that gets deleted.
     
  13. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    If whatever antivirus app you installed doesn't permit you to control it, you should definitely uninstall it. The issue with a user having only limited control over pre-installed apps is troubling but if you installed this app and you can't limit its actions, you don't want it on your phone. Go into your apps menu, tap on the 'Force stop' button, then find and tap on the 'Clear data' button -- that removes the app's configuration and settings files along with its cache. Then tap on Uninstall.
     
  14. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Welcome to Android Forums, fikhatri!

    It seems clear to me that the source of the problem is Telegram. Read this Tweet from its developer and see if it helps clear things up.
     
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