1. androidspeed's Avatar
    hi
    i got many files and fotos showing in filemanager recent
    even i have .nomedia file its still showing?
    how i can hide them or better delete recent option?
    01-09-2021 12:10 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    Which phone you have ?
    01-09-2021 12:35 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! .nomedia files don't hide media files in file manager apps -- they prevent the files from being added to media databases (e.g., gallery apps).

    What directory are most of these files in? The /Download directory?
    01-09-2021 01:28 PM
  4. androidspeed's Avatar
    note 4

    in my custom directories example sd card: files, mybackup,
    01-09-2021 01:48 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Some file managers will hide files that are designated as hidden (i.e., with filenames that start with a leading period). But for the most part, file managers will still show all files that are in a directory.

    You could look at some 3rd party file managers. I use Total Commander, which has the ability to hide files that start with a leading period. It also has an Ignore option to ignore certain folders or files with name criteria that you can select.
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    01-09-2021 02:10 PM
  6. androidspeed's Avatar
    no problem if will still show all files that are in a directory.
    problem that photos in recent showing up that i dont want there

    so either i need solution they not show up or a way to disable recent
    01-09-2021 02:49 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    "Recent" is likely a feature specific to that file manager. If this is My Files, then I doubt there's a way to disable that.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-09-2021 03:36 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    note 4

    in my custom directories example sd card: files, mybackup,
    Hi, welcome to AC!
    Won't be able to hide them in My Files app.
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    01-09-2021 08:10 PM
  9. androidspeed's Avatar
    that's not good then
    also no option to delete them from recent

    also in apps there is all numbers if you like to receive notification or not
    but my hidden numbers are also there
    also no way of deleting them there?
    01-09-2021 10:10 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    that's not good then
    also no option to delete them from recent

    also in apps there is all numbers if you like to receive notification or not
    but my hidden numbers are also there
    also no way of deleting them there?
    Yeah in My files app no , your on android 4 or 5 ? Which doesn't have secure folder like the newer Samsung phones.
    01-09-2021 10:47 PM
  11. androidspeed's Avatar
    i am on android 10
    01-09-2021 10:47 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    i am on android 10
    I'm sorry , you don't have a Note 4 ?
    01-09-2021 11:02 PM
  13. androidspeed's Avatar
    yes i have sm-n910f note 4
    01-09-2021 11:02 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    yes i have sm-n910f note 4
    How do you have Andriod 10 ? The phone was released like 7 years ago
    01-09-2021 11:05 PM
  15. androidspeed's Avatar
    custom rom
    01-09-2021 11:06 PM
  16. androidspeed's Avatar
    and working perfect only 2 big problems

    first 1 app is working in main but when cloned its not working
    and 2nd problem not possible hide everything i want like all fotos in recent which i don't want there and phone numbers in settings app show WhatsApp notifications have option and shows all numbers to show or hide notifications for these numbers
    01-09-2021 11:16 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    custom rom
    Ahh...since you have a custom Rom I'm sure there something out there for what you want ?
    01-09-2021 11:19 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    and working perfect only 2 big problems

    first 1 app is working in main but when cloned its not working
    and 2nd problem not possible hide everything i want like all fotos in recent which i don't want there and phone numbers in settings app show WhatsApp notifications have option and shows all numbers to show or hide notifications for these numbers
    Best bet is search on XDA forums
    01-09-2021 11:20 PM
  19. androidspeed's Avatar
    this is what i mean all numbers showing here also the ones i want to hide
    no option to hide all numbers here?

    https://ibb.co/FnYmxgG
    01-09-2021 11:22 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    this is what i mean all numbers showing here also the ones i want to hide
    no option to hide all numbers here?

    https://ibb.co/FnYmxgG
    In WhatsApp I haven't messed around see what you can hide or not , basically just make calls to family and friends and I'm out of the app.
    01-09-2021 11:23 PM
  21. Rukbat's Avatar
    That's a screen of files you've chosen for those notifications. If they show all numbers, it's usually because the file you chose is no longer where it was when you chose it. Just select the file again (you'll only see named ones) for each notification that's all numbers.

    As for a lot of files in "recent", use a different file manager. I use CxFileExplorer, and there's no 'recents'. Total Commander is a good file manager, ported from the Windows world. I used to use it there, and I still have it on my phone for mass copies (copy some files in this directory to another one, but not all of them - and I don't want to write a shell script to do it - run it in landscape mode and you can get 2 windows - I use the source and destination, so I can select some files on the left, then copy to the right), but I generally use Cx for day to day things.
    01-10-2021 02:49 PM

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