1. jmagid51's Avatar
    If I wish to have the Android Media Manager bypass a folder, is it correct that I need to put .nomedia file in that folder?

    I'm using the weather app Weatherbug and for some reason it creates a folder "campaignicon" with 2 files that end up in my photo gallery and just annoys me. I like the app but if I can get rid of those files from showing iñ my Gallery I'd be a happy camper.

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    08-08-2014 05:03 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's correct. A blank file titled ".nomedia" will instruct the Media Scanner to skip that folder when scanning for photos, music, or videos to populate the database.
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    08-08-2014 10:28 PM
  3. jmagid51's Avatar
    Can I assume that the .nomedia file is a hidden file.

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    08-08-2014 10:33 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Files and folders that start with a period are technically hidden, although most file managers will show them.
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    08-08-2014 10:39 PM
  5. jmagid51's Avatar
    Ok, thanks, I learned something, and that is if I wish to hide photos and or videos from public view I stuff them in some folder and just add a .nomedia file to that folder. Now that's cool.

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    08-08-2014 10:50 PM

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