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    Hiding folders / files

    Is there a way to hide folders or files (pictures)? I created a folder using astro and moved some pictures into the folder. When I open gallery it shows the folder and pictures. I would like to hide them and only view them through the astro browse menu. Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browndanielusn View Post
    Is there a way to hide folders or files (pictures)? I created a folder using astro and moved some pictures into the folder. When I open gallery it shows the folder and pictures. I would like to hide them and only view them through the astro browse menu. Thanks in advance.
    Photo safe. you can click on your pics in the gallery and then "hide" them. A casual observer won't see the pics in your gallery. However, if someone clicks on Astro, there is a folder for photo safe and you, or anyone, can see the pics there. So, the pics are not really "hidden". One just needs to make a couple more clicks to see the pics.
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    Use Astro to rename the folder and start it with a "." (that's a period) and gallery won't scan it.

    Or you can put a .nomedia file in the folder.

    Here's how I did it using Astro file manager.

    Open Astro
    Find the folder you want Gallery to ignore.
    Pick any file and long click it then select EDIT and COPY
    Then in the toolbar up top, click EDIT and PASTE
    It will ask you for a new file name
    Call it "nomedia" without the period or it won't let you paste it
    Once pasted, long click that file and select EDIT and RENAME
    Add a "." to the beginning

    Walla you are done and the folder will be ignore by Gallery.

    I would think that once you create the magical .nomedia you can then copy and paste that file into other folders you want ignored.

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    ok. i have that. thanks for the info. i guess what i'm really getting at is if there is a way to "hide" or get rid of the folders in the gallery named "all pictures" and "all videos"?

    i have folders already set up for my pictures and my videos. i dont need to have the other "all" folders in my gallery.
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    one other thing. when i open astro, i have folders these other folders that i never created. one is "cellebrite.vcf.hide" , "LOST.DIR", and "tmp".

    are these folders necessary? if not, should i delete them?
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    I applied atomic wedgie's method and worked like a charm..
    Last edited by samseh; 12-28-2009 at 01:39 PM.
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    how do I just add a folder to the gallery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicwedgie View Post
    Use Astro to rename the folder and start it with a "." (that's a period) and gallery won't scan it.

    Or you can put a .nomedia file in the folder.

    Here's how I did it using Astro file manager.

    Open Astro
    Find the folder you want Gallery to ignore.
    Pick any file and long click it then select EDIT and COPY
    Then in the toolbar up top, click EDIT and PASTE
    It will ask you for a new file name
    Call it "nomedia" without the period or it won't let you paste it
    Once pasted, long click that file and select EDIT and RENAME
    Add a "." to the beginning

    Walla you are done and the folder will be ignore by Gallery.

    I would think that once you create the magical .nomedia you can then copy and paste that file into other folders you want ignored.
    I don't think its working for the newer gallery.. Using DroidMod.. from DM updater
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    Thanks for the .nomedia tip. Now I don't have to see the barcodes from Handy Cards or the application graphics from Astro Player in my Gallery!

    I still wish you could just tell Gallery what folders to scan, but this is good.
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    Thanks atomic ima have to try that out tonight.

    EDIT: yeah, that worked like a charm. Thanks a bunch!
    Last edited by Arkitektbmw; 06-15-2010 at 06:07 AM.
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