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Hiding Picture folders

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Pro' started by Sebastian, Nov 13, 2010.

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    Is there a way I can hide picture folders or at least access them with a password? I have over 1000 pics that pop up in the gallery and I don't really want to have 10 picture folders.
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    it u use a file manager and put a . in front of the folder, the system wont see it :)
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    I'm also interested in any apps or feature that allows the user to set security on a photo album. I have one album that I don't want anyone to access but me. Thanks in advance.
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    You can hide a folder from the gallery app by placing a file in it named .nomedia (include the dot in front)

    It's still visible to a file manager but the photo gallery will ignore it.
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    Great tip, thank you.

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    I'm also interested in this. Sorry for the dumb question, this is my first smartphone, but how do I place a file in it named ".nomedia"?
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    just create a 'new' file in the folder you want to hide. I usually make it a txt file

    *DroidForums app DOES*
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    I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
    And then how do I find the folder when I DO want to look at it?
    Sorry, I know these are dumb questions, I'm familiar with all of this stuff in Windows, just new to Android.
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    you need a file explorer.

    I recc. estrongs file explorer.

    Astro file manager is another.


    *DroidForums app DOES*
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    Thanks again. I really appreciate it.
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