Prevent certain images (icons, synced pics) from showing up in gallery

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  1. gsu_golfer

    gsu_golfer Member

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    Is this possible? I realize there are different selections for camera pictures and all of these, but it's annoying to scroll through all of this stuff if it's not necessary.
     
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    garrett Silver Member Theme Developer Developer

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    you can exclude certain folders from being displayed in the gallery by placing a empty file in that folder and title it .nomedia

    yes it begins with a period.
     
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    How do I do that? I've tried searching to see if I could get any information, but no luck. I put a .nomedia.txt file in there and it didnt work.
     
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    If you're using Windows 7, apparently they changed Windows Explorer so rename requires a filename. To work around this, you can do the following:

    1. Open Notepad.
    2. Follow the menu path, File | Save As
    3. Change the file type to All Files
    4. Save the empty file as .nomedia
     
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    Did that and it worked. The only thing different from what I did was changing the file type. Thanks
     
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