08-01-2016 07:09 PM
  1. CaribPhoto's Avatar
    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.
    12-06-2012 10:27 PM
  2. piizzadude's Avatar
    i use a "vault" application and put private pictures in there.
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    12-06-2012 10:31 PM
  3. enix316's Avatar
    Get quickpic app, it does this and much more.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
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    12-06-2012 10:53 PM
  4. CaribPhoto's Avatar
    I found a vault app & it works great! Thanks much!
    12-06-2012 11:02 PM
  5. piizzadude's Avatar
    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
    12-06-2012 11:09 PM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    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
    12-07-2012 12:31 AM
  7. piizzadude's Avatar
    good gallery but you cannot really lock down a folder with a password can you?
    12-07-2012 12:33 AM
  8. bfdtpkt's Avatar
    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!
    12-07-2012 10:35 AM
  9. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    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.
    12-07-2012 12:10 PM
  10. jobano's Avatar
    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
    03-13-2013 01:29 AM
  11. Jeremy Badessa's Avatar
    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!
    07-11-2013 01:11 AM
  12. jcameron0868's Avatar
    This worked for me on S4 running 4.2.2. Thanks
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    12-01-2013 07:41 PM
  13. siredge's Avatar
    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....
    06-23-2015 05:43 PM
  14. Darwin_Garcia's Avatar
    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.
    08-21-2015 12:00 PM
  15. Darwin_Garcia's Avatar
    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...
    08-21-2015 01:41 PM
  16. Showtown's Avatar
    Nice easy.sollution works great, just make a folder for personal things and leave it hidden until needed Thanks
    06-07-2016 05:35 PM
  17. arkugula's Avatar
    Thanks Jeremy BADASS!
    I have a Note IV running Marshmallow.

    My ebooks folder has one folder per ebook and a picture of the cover for each, which means that each cover picture appeared in the Gallery as its own album---and I have MANY, which made my gallery a nightmare to navigate!
    Until Lollipop, I could easily exclude my ebooks folder from the Gallery through settings.
    (Even if we couldn't select folders to include, we could at least exclude the external card.)
    In the latest versions, this option was gone, I have been looking for an solution since.

    Came across your post, added a .NOMEDIA empty text file under my ebooks folder and it worked like a charm (excluded all subfolders too).

    How on earth is excluding folders (or selecting folders to include) not a standard option in the settings?????
    08-01-2016 07:09 PM

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