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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rossco_Pee, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Rossco_Pee

    Rossco_Pee Well-Known Member
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    I would like to be able to hide certain pictures from my friends when they are playing with my phone. I don't want to install an application for this. Awhile back, I remember reading in a thread (could not find it in the search) that one could change the name of the file a certain way and it would not show up. Ring a bell to anyone? Thanks.
     

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  2. bjf88

    bjf88 Well-Known Member
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    I think if you put a period before the filename it won't show up in Albums. Haven't tried it yet though.
     
  3. SirSlayer

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    1. Make sure the pics you want to hide are in their own folder
    2. Download Astro
    3. Open Astro and look for the folder that has the images you want to hide.
    4. Long press the folder and select edit then rename.
    5. Put a period in front of the file name.
    6. Goto View in the top menu and select Set Directory Options
    7. Check "Show Hidden Files" to have the folder viewable (when you want it)
    8. Un check this option to hide the folder and its content.

    Done.;)
     
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  4. andrizoid

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    got them nudie pics? lmfao
     
  5. J.R.

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    Who doesn't?
     
  6. Rossco_Pee

    Rossco_Pee Well-Known Member
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    Word. Thanks for the help!
     
  7. Stretch2m

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    If you don't think they'll be poking around in Astro, you could remove pictures from the Gallery by simply copying one of the .nomedia files from some other folder, into the folder that has the nud... i mean, private... pics ;)

    To find an existing .nomedia file, go into Astro and do a search for the file name .nomedia ... there should be dozens of them if you've installed any number of apps. Go to one of those folders, copy the .nomedia file, and then paste it into your private folder.

    I'm not sure if it takes effect immediately but if you want to force a rescan of the SD card you can download a free app called SDRescan from the Market.
     
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  8. daros

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    can you tell me what you mean by "period" and give an example....sorry for being thick. I guess it means a date of some format, but what?
     
  9. Flyphoenix

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    Put a period means .nudepics
     
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  10. cableguynoe

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  11. daros

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    thanks folks....and how do i change the picture that the folder chooses as the one to display?
     
  12. MOS95B

    MOS95B Well-Known Member
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    Sounds like you need the simplest answer.

    Connect your phone to the computer

    Mount as disk drive

    Copy private photos to computer

    Erase private photos from phone

    ---- OR ----

    Don't let people play with your phone
     
  13. jps

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    thats pretty much what i do. and just incase the doofuses wanna take my phone without me knowing to look through it, i have app protector.
     

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