1. janetsman's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to hide a pcture folder in Note 4?

    Thanks
    10-23-2014 11:02 AM
  2. robcassman's Avatar
    Private mode in settings does this I believe.

    Posted via Android Central App
    bassplayrguy likes this.
    10-23-2014 11:09 AM
  3. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    ^^^^ this. Or download an app called Hide it Pro (Audio Manager)
    10-23-2014 11:41 AM
  4. KingTongue's Avatar
    Keep safe is a great app.

    Posted via My Note 4
    10-23-2014 11:53 AM
  5. janetsman's Avatar
    Thanks everyone! Private mode did work. Just remember to turn off private mode once you have moved your files into private.
    10-23-2014 12:09 PM
  6. skatergirl's Avatar
    If you hide files from unauthorized users, say a picture, where then is the picture located for the authorized user to see?
    03-26-2015 08:11 AM
  7. naira1's Avatar
    If you hide files from unauthorized users, say a picture, where then is the picture located for the authorized user to see?
    If you use private mode, then you have to ensure the mode is enabled before you can see it as authorised user i.e it should look like this when turned on. How do you hide a picture folder in Note 4?-uploadfromtaptalk1427377206421.jpg
    03-26-2015 08:40 AM
  8. kirksucks's Avatar
    You can exclude folders and paths with quickpic

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-26-2015 09:13 AM
  9. kirksucks's Avatar
    I moved all my album covers to private, so they wouldn't clutter my galley but they're still there but now they have a lock icon on them. What am I doing wrong?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-26-2015 09:18 AM
  10. atakin77's Avatar
    I moved all my album covers to private, so they wouldn't clutter my galley but they're still there but now they have a lock icon on them. What am I doing wrong?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You have to turn off private mode once you are done in the toggle settings.
    03-26-2015 10:04 AM
  11. kirksucks's Avatar
    You have to turn off private mode once you are done in the toggle settings.
    Got it!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-26-2015 10:43 AM
  12. skatergirl's Avatar
    I am a little slow and still confused.

    If the files are hidden, where are they? Where will I find them. Our phones do not have an option for separate users do they?
    03-26-2015 12:07 PM
  13. kirksucks's Avatar
    Ok I'm still on KitKat and I just did a factory reset.. I removed my sd card during the reset. All of the pictures, mainly the album art from the music folder that i had set to private are now gone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-31-2015 09:21 AM
  14. xxdbkxx's Avatar
    You've explained how to hide a picture and one option for accessing it, but WHERE is the filed moved to?

    For example, if I wanted to access via Astro File Manager.....where would I look?
    06-24-2015 09:49 AM
  15. beh's Avatar
    You've explained how to hide a picture and one option for accessing it, but WHERE is the filed moved to?

    For example, if I wanted to access via Astro File Manager.....where would I look?
    I believe it is exactly where it was originally but the place marker is hidden so you can't see it except in Private Mode. It is the same slight of hand that protects hidden OS files from being accidentally edited or deleted by a user. Or in short, it hasn't been moved anywhere.

    You can confirm this by using an App like Solid Explorer or ES File Explorer which will show hidden files if you so choose.
    06-24-2015 10:26 PM
  16. Ambivalencetech's Avatar
    If it is paramount to hide it like super dangerous and you're rooted with Xposed and titanium backup then you can put the picture in any picture management app of your choice. Lock it with the xposed module called maxlock (pin code) with fake die option and freeze the app with titanium. Each time you want to access it you have to defrost the app in titanium and enter the pass code in maxlock.
    06-25-2015 08:56 AM
  17. xxdbkxx's Avatar
    I believe it is exactly where it was originally but the place marker is hidden so you can't see it except in Private Mode. It is the same slight of hand that protects hidden OS files from being accidentally edited or deleted by a user. Or in short, it hasn't been moved anywhere.

    You can confirm this by using an App like Solid Explorer or ES File Explorer which will show hidden files if you so choose.
    I don't believe this is accurate. The pictures are moved into a different album called "private". I have not been able to find them using Astro, File Expert or ES File Explorer.
    06-27-2015 09:55 AM
  18. beh's Avatar
    I don't believe this is accurate. The pictures are moved into a different album called "private". I have not been able to find them using Astro, File Expert or ES File Explorer.
    Interesting. I don't have the actual expertise in enough depth to argue one way or the other.
    06-27-2015 08:31 PM
  19. xxdbkxx's Avatar
    It actually appears as though a new emulated sd card is created and they are stored on /storage/private.

    Now, the next question is....is it created on the device or external sd card?

    Since originally posting this question, my Note 4 died. Won't power on at all. Asurion sent me a new one, but I'm trying to retrieve the files that I previously had "moved to private". If this new emulated storage area is on the device, do I have any hopes of retrieving before I send my old unit back?
    beh likes this.
    06-29-2015 06:59 AM
  20. iamdld's Avatar
    It is on the device storage. I wish you could move it to the SD card but I haven't found a way.
    06-29-2015 09:39 AM
  21. beh's Avatar
    It is on the device storage. I wish you could move it to the SD card but I haven't found a way.
    That makes sense that it would be stored on internal memory as far as security goes.
    06-29-2015 10:00 PM
  22. xxdbkxx's Avatar
    Any ideas on how to retrieve the files that are on the device storage when the device will not power up?

    The tech said that he found some corrosion on the charging port, but I'm calling B.S. That phone was immaculate and was never subjected to anything that would have caused that. It just started freezing up and rebooting (sometimes with kernel panic messages and other boot errors) until one day last week it just wouldn't restart.
    07-01-2015 07:13 AM
  23. driver33b's Avatar
    This could be a bit late for the OP...the only way I have 'accessed' Private folder is when it is connected to a PC and you are logged into Private....it shows up as Private 'drive'....you cannot move files from it to the SD on the PC either...but you can move them to the PC...I am yet to put some on an SD and reinsert and see if they turn up on the Timeline. ..I think they will...security gone made.

    BTW do not delete ANYTHING you want to keep off the Timeline. ..it (Timeline) even removes/deletes things from the SD card....security gone mad!!!
    07-23-2015 02:26 AM

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