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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheStone, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. TheStone

    TheStone Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi,

    Is there a way I can tell the stock apps (music, gallery etc) to only look in certain folders?

    For example, I have a folder /Music and I only want the music app to look there.
    The Gallery I only want to look at photos.

    thks
     



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  2. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Put a empty file named ".nomedia" in the folders which you don't want to see.

    Harry
     
  3. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    This is an awesome tip!! What kind of file? A text file?


    moved to tips/tricks and updated thread title
     
  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    I use my phone's file manager (EStrongs File Explorer):
    EStrongs menu > + > File > .nomedia

    Because Android is like Linux, this is the name of file (not the file extension like Windows).

    Harry
     
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