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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hotnicks, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Hotnicks

    Hotnicks Newbie
    Thread Starter

    NewB here...
    I was wondering if there is a way that I can exclude some folders and files from being accessed by the camera app and the gallery app.
    I've loaded some R rated movies (Wedding Crashers, Superbad, etc) which contain adult content...

    I notice that the movies are accessible from the Camera and Gallery apps. I let my kids play games and take pics and dont want them to be able to access these so easily.

    Are my only options to remove the movies or not let them use my phone?

  2. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    get studiokuma nomedia from the market put them in a seperate folder and then block that folder from media scans.
    noc likes this.
  3. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    does this go for ringtones too? They end up playing on my playlist. Also....this app is a little confusing. How do i move the movie kickass to the studiokuma folders?
  4. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    sure does works like a charm
  5. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    oh yeah just make sure you turn your phone off and then back on after you exclude a folder so it will run a media scan and update accordingly
  6. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    nevermind i figured it out.....just hold down the folder you wanna disable then click on the pop up message. Cool deal!!!!
  7. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Also...is there anyway to hide folders with this app?
  8. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    I don't know about that...
  9. pr0virus

    pr0virus Newbie

    On your computer create a file named ".nomedia" (save a blank notepad file, make sure when you save it you select "all files")

    Make a new folder on your phone, put your R rated movies in there and the default apps wont find and list them (preview etc.) . Works for any movie/ picture. The only way to find them is to point to the directory yourself.

    I hide folders in my android directory -.-
  10. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    that seems like way to much work
  11. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    this app does essentially the same thing but on the fly from your phone.
  12. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    to a point. It's won't show up on your video player but if you actually go under my files........wahlaaaa!!!!.........It's there:(
  13. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    For the record.......i'm just hiding my favorite scriptures from the bible
  14. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    true, but the op wanted them to not show up in his movie player or galleries. This will do that. It won't hide the files, there is probably another app for that. It does work for ringtones though...
  15. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    yeah the ringtone was an issue. Problem solved. Thanks. Now i just gotta put music back on my phone.
  16. noc

    noc Member

    Thanks speedfreak32! Now my music player won't pick up my ringtones... so play all music is actually something I'd use now ;D
  17. Hotnicks

    Hotnicks Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the info pr0virus. So do I place this .nomedia (empty text file) in any folder I do not want to be "found" by standard apps? I just tried it and the movies are still found... What am I missing?
  18. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Did you restart your phone as instructed in this post?
  19. Hotnicks

    Hotnicks Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes I did. I simply copied the .nomedia file into the already existing folder containing the movies. Was I supposed to delete/rename the folder? I will try that when I get home tonight.
  20. Hotnicks

    Hotnicks Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well, I cannot seem to get it to work via the .nomedia empty file method. I tried renaming the folders - no luck. I deleted the folders/files from the phone, re-started, copied them back with the .nomedia file - no luck.

    I am sure I'm missing something obvious. I am placing a .nomedia empty file in the folder containing the movies. To create the .nomedia file, I created a new text file with no content via notepad.

    What am I missing?
  21. Hotnicks

    Hotnicks Newbie
    Thread Starter

    finally getting back to this, i figured it out. should have paid better attention to pr0virus' instructions. When doing the save as, i forgot to select file type "all types".

    working great now. thanks again
  22. DaMajorPayne

    DaMajorPayne Newbie

    How is the ringtone problem solved when i use this program or a nomedia file it blocks all the files from the phone. So when i go to select a default ringtone non of my custom ones show up
  23. nomoiphone

    nomoiphone Member

    Any thoughts anyone? I had the same thing happen to me.

    Edit - Just found this - http://androidforums.com/1274314-post1.html

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