How To Hide Your Personal Files From Gallery Without Using Any Third Party Apps In Android Devices

How To Hide Your Personal Files From Gallery Without Using Any Third Party Apps In Android Devices

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Hey back again,this time we are here to show you how to hide your personal files from gallery in android devices.Now you will say its not a big deal,their are lots of apps available in market to do that job.Yes i know,but here am showing you how to hide files without using those apps.By this method you can save that apps space :).
So in this tutorial we will demonstrate two different methods to hide files from gallery.You can try any of these methods.If Method 1 doesn’t work then go for Method 2.
For this tutorial you all have to need a file manger.Most phones have factory installed file managers.So lets start.

► Method 1


• Step 1

First open your File Manager and then create a new folder.Now move all the files you want to hide into that folder.

• Step 2

Then go to your File Manger settings.And enable the option “Show Hidden Files/Folders“.
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• Step 3

Now rename that newly created folder,which have files you want to hide.During rename just add a dot “.” before all characters.And save it.
For example if your folder name is “My Folder“,then just rename it as “.My Folder“.
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• Step 4

Now again go back to your File Manager settings and set “Hide Hidden Folders” or disable the option that we activated in “Step 2”
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Yeah now your folder is hidden,check your gallery.If you want to unhide files just enable “Show Hidden Files/Folders” option then rename the folder by removing dot “.”

►Method 2


Since the above method is not working in some new android smart phones especially on Kitkat and later.For those try Method 2.This method is nothing but simply adding a “.nomedia” file in the folder where we are hiding the files.So the folder with “.nomedia” file will be hidden from the gallery.
Now what is “nomedia” file?
“nomedia” file is simply a file with an extension “.nomedia”,like video files have “.3gp”,”.mp4″ or “.mkv” extension.
So lets go.

• Step 1

Like above method move the files you want to hide into a newly created folder in File Manager.This time move one useless image with them too.
Here you can see that an extra image file “blaa file.jpg” with files i want to hide.

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• Step 2

In this step we are going to create our “nomedia” file.
Now rename your unwanted file to “.nomedia“.
Don’t forget to erase full name along with extension.
And save it.
Now File Manager will ask permission to change file extension,then hit “OK“.
See example below.My unwanted file was “blaa file.jpg“,then I renamed it to “.nomedia“.
hide files in android And you successfully hide your files from gallery,go and check.If files are still visible there,reboot your device.If you want to unhide your files just rename “.nomedia” file to some to some other file extension or delete the file.
***Note:                
  •  Method 1 is mostly working on all android devices.So try Method 1 first.
  •  Don’t forget to enable “Show Hidden Files/Folders” option in your File Manager settings before you want to rename “.”named folders and “.nomedia” files.
  •  By these methods your files will be only hidden in android devices,still it visible in computers.
 I hope you all like this tutorial .If you have any doubts comment below and don’t forget to share.

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