1. antozas's Avatar
    I am using HTC one Mini 2 phone and i have some photos and music which I cannot see in gallery folder. Also, whatapp images cannot be seen. Further I can see them all when I connect the phone to laptop. I have observed that one folder has been created in my smart phone called u torrent files. I don;t know if it is virus.

    I have deleted all the no media files from my phone. Please help
    02-04-2017 01:50 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! In which directory are those photo and music files located (i.e., the ones that don't show up in the Gallery or Music apps)?

    Did you install any apps related to Torrent files?
    02-04-2017 09:58 PM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    You probably shouldn't delete no media files to be honest, they are harmless enough, and they are not necessarily empty just cos your gallery can't read them.
    02-04-2017 10:33 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    But the .nomedia files are typically blank files that only act as a flag, telling the system to ignore that directory when scanning for media files to add to the gallery and music databases.

    One thing that might happen is that whatever app was responsible for creating that .nomedia file may very well create it again, if it detects that you deleted it. It may be better to move the files to a different directory that is intended for those kinds of files (e.g., move photo files to the /Pictures or /DCIM/Camera directory, and music files to the /Music directory).
    02-05-2017 09:14 PM
  5. Tim1954's Avatar
    They can also contain non user data such as skins for particular apps and other such background things..
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-07-2017 09:35 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ah, I didn't realize that. I guess an easy way to tell would be how big the file is.
    Tim1954 likes this.
    02-08-2017 10:13 AM

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