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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Money_Mark, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Money_Mark

    Money_Mark Well-Known Member
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    I recently added a folder to my SD card, to which I store family pictures and videos. I noticed that this folder immediately showed up when the 'Gallery' is selected. I would like to give this folder some type of better security setting, as I pass my phone around alot to friends and clients to view pictures, and do not wish for them to view personal family pics.

    Ideally, I would not like this file to show up in the gallery, so if anyone has any suggestions on that, I need not worry about password protection.

    If I cant keep these images/folder from showing up in the gallery, how can I password protect the folder?

    Thanks for any help!

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  2. matther22xdroid

    matther22xdroid Well-Known Member

    http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?t=735823 Hide albums?

    Try these.
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Place a dot (.) in front of the folder's name ... and after restarting the phone the folder won't be shown in the Gallery ... :)

  4. Money_Mark

    Money_Mark Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I want to thank Harry2 for the great tip. It worked just as he said it would. However, once I did it, I noticed the file disappeared immediately. Where did it go? Fact is, it is still right there, just incognito.

    To access the files you must tell the phone to display the folder. Simply do this by pressing the menu key, and ticking the 'show hidden folders box'.

    My Files/All Files/SD MemoryCard/Menu Button/Settings/Show Hidden Files

    Any previously hidden files will now show up, with a dot clearly marked in front of the file name.

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  5. owlsbrat

    owlsbrat Newbie

    There is an app on the Google play store called audio manager (hide it pro). You can add folders or pics or videos, documents anything you want to it at anytime. It remains under password protection at all times. In the app drawer the app appears to be an app for controlling volumes. I think it costs a few bucks but well worth it. Hope this helps! I use it and love it.

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