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General Secure/Password Media or folders??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DFA1, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. DFA1

    DFA1 Well-Known Member
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    I'm sure I'm not the only one with naughty pics of my girl friend or other girls on my phone that I don't want the girl friend, other girls, or friends and people in general to see...

    Is there a way to put these files in a secure/passwored folder on the SD card that the "Albums" or any other video/pic app can't access? Besides keeping my phone locked, I don't want someone accidently flicking through the photo album and stumble upon these. Also I noticed even switching the Wallpaper shows all the pics on the phone.

    I have an idea of an app called "Stash" where you can move any files (maybe even contacts/texts) to a particular place on the SD card that the phone can not find.
     

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  2. rigamrts

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    i think if you put a blank textfile and name it .nomedia ignore the errors windows give you and place it in the folder of those files it remove them from the album app

    this also works for pesky ringtones showing up in the music app.
     
  3. DFA1

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    Wow! Worked like a charm! I renamed the folder itself to .nomedia and everything in it is now invisible to albums, wallpaper, etc.

    I did have to restart my eris after changing the folders name for it to work
     
  4. Calais

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    How did you manage to change this? I tried doing it with it mounted to my PC and was unable to make the change as Windows got grumpy. Is there a way to do this through the phone directly?
     
  5. DroidianSlip_old

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    so how would you access that folder from your phone? I'm a total noob to Droid.:rolleyes:
     
  6. doogald

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    There is an app called Astro File Manager that lets you access files on your SD card, and one of the settings allows you to see what would normally be hidden files (i.e., files whose names begin with a period.)

    ASTRO File Manager - Android app on AppBrain
     
  7. scary alien

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    I originally was going to reply that you could use Android Terminal Emulator and type in "touch /sdcard/DCIM/Camera/.nomedia", but when I tried it on my Droid X, I got a permission-denied error (I'm still un-rooted on the X).

    But I was/am able to create the .nomedia file using Astro like doogald said by navigating to the folder in question, pressing the menu button, selecting the "New" icon, selecting "Zip file", type in "nomedia", then long-press the "nomedia" file that you just created, select "Edit", select "Rename" and edit the filename to be ".nomedia".

    Voila'--the images don't show-up in the gallery (I just had pictures of my dog, though :D...Honest!)

    Cheers!
     
  8. TJTHEBEST

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  9. smacky

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    I'm surprised the Moral Police haven't reared their ugly heads in this thread regarding his womanizing. Kudos!


    You play them tricks, bro!!
     
  10. Spk1207

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    can you put a lock or password on a contact name...so that the texts from this contact doesn't automatically pop up w/o a password to access?
     

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