Android has long had the ability to hide entire folders from the gallery, simply by including an empty text file named '.nomedia' in the folder. The dot in front should put it at the top of the alphanumeric list, and it tells the gallery that there is nothing in the folder to display. I've used it for years. A year ago the Darling Bride had surgery, so I've been keeping a photographic record of her recovery, taking photos each month and saving them in a folder hidden with the .nomedia file. I'm suddenly having a problem with the photos, that I expect to be hidden, showing up in the gallery! Not good! When I look at the details of the photos, the file location confirms that it's in the folder that I want hidden. It's not ALL the photos in the folder, just recent ones. Any ideas on why the .nomedia file is letting these sneak through? BTW yes, I know I have a Note8 and could move those pictures to my Secure Folder. I don't want to do that. Every time I upgrade phones, I have to move everything out of the Secure Folder, change phones and move them all back in. Too much work!