1. repinphilly247's Avatar
    I downloaded some custom icon packs from the web. The issue is that when I go to the gallery to share or look at photos, it is full of folders for icons, making it harder to find screen shots or other wanted folders from pic say pro or paper camera.

    Is there any way to hide folders in the gallery?
    11-21-2011 09:01 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I'm sure file folder apps exist that can hide these files. You can also consolidate the icon packs to one file. Create a parent folder and drop the packs in as sub folders.

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    11-21-2011 09:17 PM
  3. JayWill's Avatar
    Navigate to the folder where these icon packs are using a file explorer like My Files that comes with this phone (Astro File Manager is a nice free choice as well). Hold your finger down on the folder, select rename and put a period at the front of the folder name. The gallery will treat this as a system folder and not show it.

    Make sure you enable "show hidden files" in your file explorer if want to see the folder again.

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    11-21-2011 10:10 PM
  4. repinphilly247's Avatar
    I'm sure file folder apps exist that can hide these files. You can also consolidate the icon packs to one file. Create a parent folder and drop the packs in as sub folders.
    The icons are in a main folder called Android Icons with each pack in separate folders. They still show up as separate folders in the gallery app.

    Navigate to the folder where these icon packs are using a file explorer like My Files that comes with this phone (Astro File Manager is a nice free choice as well). Hold your finger down on the folder, select rename and put a period at the front of the folder name. The gallery will treat this as a system folder and not show it.

    Make sure you enable "show hidden files" in your file explorer if want to see the folder again.

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    This worked great. Now to replace icons I would temporarily rename the folder (without the period in front).

    Side question - This does the same thing with album art for music (puts them into separate folders in the gallery app). Putting the period in front of the music folder makes the songs not show up in the music app. What should I do to hide the album art in the gallery? Really wish there was someway to hide certain folders in the gallery app.
    11-22-2011 09:51 AM
  5. ZDriver's Avatar
    Good for porn too!
    11-22-2011 09:59 AM
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