1. recDNA's Avatar
    Every picture from every email I get shows up in Gallery with a long set of numbers as an album name. I don't want to delete them but I don't want them in gallery. I cannot simply rename with with a dot because the email app created this folder so it would screw up corporate email. Also Pdf shows up as a picture in gallery. I want to keep the pdfs but I don't want to see them in Gallery. Suggestions? (No I do not want to use quickpic) Thanks
    10-28-2014 06:42 PM
  2. jpr's Avatar
    Gallery - Albums - Menu - Select Album - checkmark the album - menu - hide items.

    Do this one album at a time. Don't check multiple albums.
    10-28-2014 10:29 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    Gallery - Albums - Menu - Select Album - checkmark the albums - menu - hide items.
    That choice doesn't come up for me. Only choice is slideshow.
    10-28-2014 10:30 PM
  4. jpr's Avatar
    That choice doesn't come up for me. Only choice is slideshow.
    I added this above - "Do this one album at a time. Don't check multiple albums." See if that changes it. If not, maybe it's the phone model/firmware.
    10-28-2014 10:32 PM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    I tried one album. Same thing. Just slideshow. VZW stock 4.4.2
    10-28-2014 10:33 PM
  6. jpr's Avatar
    I'm on Tmobile, so may be a difference.
    10-28-2014 10:34 PM
  7. sarkycow's Avatar
    I tried one album. Same thing. Just slideshow. VZW stock 4.4.2
    I'm also with Verizon and on stock 4.4.2 - and I have the option jpr mentioned in their reply. I've attached some screenshots so you can see what I get.

    Sarks.

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    Attached Thumbnails Hide Albums in Gallery-2014-10-29-00.25.40.jpg   Hide Albums in Gallery-2014-10-29-00.27.49.jpg  
    10-29-2014 02:30 AM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    Hm. I don't know what to do then. Mine won't do that. The problem pics
    folders are on the sd card. Perhaps that is the issue?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
    10-29-2014 08:35 AM
  9. gozirra's Avatar
    1. Create an empty file and copy it over to your SD card. Rename it:
    .nomedia

    2. Copy that file into every folder you DON'T want to see in your Gallery.

    3. Win!
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    10-29-2014 08:41 AM
  10. sarkycow's Avatar
    Hm. I don't know what to do then. Mine won't do that. The problem pics
    folders are on the sd card. Perhaps that is the issue?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
    I think that's it. I just tried to "hide" an album which is on my SD card and the only options it then gives me are slideshow and rename.

    Sarks.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-29-2014 05:54 PM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    I gave up and deleted the file. The .nomedia folder had no effect.
    10-29-2014 05:56 PM
  12. gozirra's Avatar
    That's odd, it's worked on every Android device I've had over the last 5 years, including my Note 3. Sorry that none of the recommendations worked for your device. Here's an article on LifeHacker from 2011 showing it working too.
    Disable Media Scanning in Specific Android Directories With a .Nomedia File
    10-30-2014 10:13 AM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    Oh, I've used it too in the past. When you mentioned it I said to myself damn! I remember that. It may work in memory but for my phone not in ext sd card.
    10-30-2014 10:18 AM

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