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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alpha2k, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. alpha2k

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    What I wanna do is make a single backup folder, then have stuff like ringtones, notifications, alarms, and pics under that folder.

    What I want to prevent is ringtones and pics from being seen twice by the system. So I wouldn't say see a ringtone called ring1 twice when picking a ringtone, and I wouldn't see a pic1 twice in gallery.

    I know you can put a .nomedia in the folder you want to hide from the system, but can you do it in a single folder and it keeps sub folders also from being seen?

    Example:

    Backup/
    /ringtones
    /notifications
    /alarms
    /pics
    /apps

    This is just a small example, but if I put a .nomedia under backup root, will that then hide ringtones, notifications, alarms, and pics with the single .nomedia file?

    End result would be:

    Backup/.nomedia (file)
    /ringtones
    /notifications
    /alarms
    /pics

    Will that work, or do I need a .nomedia in each folder?
     

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    You should just be able to put a . (period) in front of the folder name and it will hide the folder and all the subfolders (including the files contained) from being scanned in as media by the phone.
     
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    Sweet that works nicely.
    Thanks
     
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    Great answer! :thumbup:
     
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    Its crazy cause i almost wanna say its common sense but if you weren't on android since the begining its not. and i always get asked this question all the time is there an app to hide files., there is but theres no need. great answer.
     
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    Lol. No doubt. It's amazing what how simple some of the fixes can be. :D
     

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