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lockable gallery directory

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by mau5hunter, Sep 21, 2010.

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    Is there any app or known way to require login credentials to view photos / videos in the gallery or to lock a directory on the sd card in general ?
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    Stop looking at dirty photos! Haha. Deadmau5?
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    a l l d a y
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    Not sure about locking but you can create hidden directories on your SD card by starting the file name with a "."

    ex: ".hiddenfolder"

    Any media you put in here should not show in the gallery. Additionally, you can set Astro (or whatever file manager you use) to not show hidden files. This would prevent the directory from being viewable until you go back into the settings and change them to show hidden files/directories.
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    great answer. thank you
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    Another option is to create a file called ".nomedia" in any directory that you want to hide from the gallery / music app (ie, ringtones, wallpapers, icons,etc). You might need to clear data, reboot, or rescan the SD card for the change to get picked up, but it works great.
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    even better answer. thank yOu