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    Question Any way to exclude a folder from the Gallery App?

    My S3 is running JB. Is there any way to exclude a folder of images or movies from being included when opening the Gallery App? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Any way to exclude a folder from the Gallery App?

    i use a "vault" application and put private pictures in there.
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    Get quickpic app, it does this and much more.

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    Default Re: Any way to exclude a folder from the Gallery App?

    I found a vault app & it works great! Thanks much!
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    I was jsut coming back to tell you the one i used...photovault. I like that I can set a password for it so that prying eyes stay out
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    Quote Originally Posted by enix316 View Post
    Get quickpic app, it does this and much more.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    I was gonna say QuickPic....its the best gallery in the app store
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    good gallery but you cannot really lock down a folder with a password can you?
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    Default Re: Any way to exclude a folder from the Gallery App?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaribPhoto View Post
    My S3 is running JB. Is there any way to exclude a folder of images or movies from being included when opening the Gallery App? Thanks.
    Nobody has answered the OP question, which is how to delete photos/folders from the "Gallery"..................
    I'd like to know how to do this, also. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfdtpkt View Post
    Nobody has answered the OP question, which is how to delete photos/folders from the "Gallery"..................
    I'd like to know how to do this, also. Thanks!
    He wasn't asking how to delete just how to hide them and all the posts answered that question.

    To delete just press and hold the folder or photo to select and then press the garbage can icon at the top right.
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    Default Re: Any way to exclude a folder from the Gallery App?

    rename the folder with a dot at the beginning, it will turn it as a hidden folder and the galley app won't list it anymore

    .my_private_stuff
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    Default Re: Any way to exclude a folder from the Gallery App?

    Renaming the folder with a dot, and every file in the folder, did nothing for me with my S4.

    However, I found this gem:
    Create or copy any little text file into the folder you want to remain "hidden".
    Rename the file ".nomedia"
    Presto chango, no more stuff in your secret folder will show up in the Gallery.
    At least, it worked for me!
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    Default Re: Any way to exclude a folder from the Gallery App?

    This worked for me on S4 running 4.2.2. Thanks
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    Default Re: Any way to exclude a folder from the Gallery App?

    That is very handy- I use Expensify for my expense reports and it was annoying to have all of my receipts copied into my gallery; doubly so since I use IFTTT to copy my android pictures over to my Google Drive. .nomedia fixed that very quickly.

    Any ideas for album covers? If I .nomedia those folders, then the music player won't find them (or the music files they relate to), but I don't want them in my photo gallery either....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobano View Post
    rename the folder with a dot at the beginning, it will turn it as a hidden folder and the galley app won't list it anymore

    .my_private_stuff

    Just the kind of simple, knowledgeable, no_app_required solution that I was looking for. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Badessa View Post
    Renaming the folder with a dot, and every file in the folder, did nothing for me with my S4.

    However, I found this gem:
    Create or copy any little text file into the folder you want to remain "hidden".
    Rename the file ".nomedia"
    Presto chango, no more stuff in your secret folder will show up in the Gallery.
    At least, it worked for me!
    So, we all know that Samsung is cr*p... yet, this again sounds like a solution I could go for...

    Ideally, I shouldn't have to rename folders, nor keep unwanted files in them... folders should just have a property setting.. 2B or !2B... included...
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    Default Re: Any way to exclude a folder from the Gallery App?

    Nice easy.sollution works great, just make a folder for personal things and leave it hidden until needed Thanks

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