1. jinjin12's Avatar
    Ok guys so here's the problem. I have books, videos, and saved webpages in my downloads folder. This creates plenty of subfolders with images in them.

    On the Default Samsung gallery app, There is a hide albums option, HOWEVER there is no way to hide the WHOLE downloads folder in the options. I have to manually select all the subfolders in the downloads folder and hide them that way, but there's way too many folder and it's too tedious/time consuming to manually select all the folders in the downloads folder to hide. I want to hide to select the whole download folder to hide in the samsung gallery app, is there a way to do this?

    I've try placing a .nomedia file in the download folder, and this works, BUT everytime i open the samsung gallery app, it prompts me with an annoying message to delete the .nomedia file which i have to click off everytime, it's damn annoying.

    So is there anyway to hide the whole download folder in the samsung gallery app without the use a .nomedia file, or is there anyway to stop the app from prompting me to delete the .nomedia file everytime i open the gallery app? Thanks
    03-15-2019 05:29 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    There is a way of hiding it - but get a terminal app first (and learn the mv and ls [in Linux, which is what Android is running in] commands).

    Then change Downloads to .Downloads (put a dot in front of it). That makes it a hidden folder. (Depending on the file manager you're using, it may get hidden from that too, so you'll have to rename (mv) it back to Downloads to use it. (ls -a will show you all the folders, including hidden ones - you'll want to use that starting in your emulated sd folder, so you can see .Downloads - then mv it to Downloads.)
    03-15-2019 04:47 PM

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