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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Smokey Joe, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Smokey Joe

    Smokey Joe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is there any way to hide a photo album in the gallery on the S4?
     



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  2. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!
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    If you want to really hide it, place a .nomedia file in the folder.

    Just save a blank text file on your pc named ".nomedia" without quotes and remove the .txt extension. Then just put that in the folder with those pictures and it will tell any app that there is no pictures in that folder.
     
  3. Smokey Joe

    Smokey Joe Well-Known Member
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    Will that hide it in the gallery? I want it to not show up when the gallery is accessed... Like it isnt even there.
     
  4. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!
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    Yeah it should.
     
  5. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    It depends quite how hidden you want it to be.

    If you are trying to hide pictures of your mistress from casual browsing by your wife (I hope not) then this solution should work.

    If you have something you need to hide from someone who is looking then try an app like Hide It Pro which is free and will hide things properly.
     
  6. jzebrahockey

    jzebrahockey Android Enthusiast

    You will have to reboot after you put the .nomedia file in the folder as the pictures will still show on the gallery.
     
  7. Smokey Joe

    Smokey Joe Well-Known Member
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    LoL... No hiding from the wife. Not even married anymore. :smokingsomb:

    But if I wanna pull up my pics to show someone something, there are a couple albums that just arent for the general publics eyes... and if someone happens to look at my phone while I'm pulling up pics, they may see an album that I don't want to be seen(Cuz we have a bad ass screen! :D). Make sense?

    Thanks!
     
  8. hurricane630

    hurricane630 Well-Known Member

    I've used an app called vaulty. Works very well for me. Just select the pictures you want hidden and it removes them from your gallery. They're only viewable from vaulty. And it's password protected.
     
  9. TheyCallMeBT

    TheyCallMeBT Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, sounds like Hide It Pro is what you're looking for. lol.

    Does anyone know how to make the Picasa/ Google+ folder not show up? The only thing in it is my Google+ profile picture, and that's annoying.
     
  10. Money_Mark

    Money_Mark Well-Known Member

    Why not just add a (.) dot in front of the album name? This should remove it from the gallery. (Something I learned from this forum, BTW)
     

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