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How to open .nomedia file

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How to open .nomedia file

I have two files with. in front of the file name and can't open them. How do I do this please?

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Re: How to open .nomedia file

Those files serves of no purpose but to tell media apps that there are no files there so that the app won't look for any even if you have. One example of this is, let's say you have 32GB worth of porn videos in xXx folder, put a .nomedia file inside the said folder, and any video player app you use won't detect it. The only way for you to open is to use a file manager app, go to the folder directly and open from there. Trust me, this is how I hide my 50+ GB worth of mobile porn videos.
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Re: How to open .nomedia file

There's nothing in a ".nomedia" file, @Conkers... They're quite literally just an empty file that forces most Linux-based operating systems (including Android) to "hide" any media (photos/videos/music) in the same folder.

 

Say for example, you had some private photos or videos in "Folder X" on your smartphone and you didn't want them to appear in Album/Videos, you would store an empty file with the filename ".nomedia" in the same folder.

 

Some applications will also create such files automatically - for example, if you have a fitness application, they might add this file to the folder where their content (pictures/videos) are stored, so that only their application shows this content (rather than in Album/Pictures)(applications can be writted to ignore ".nomedia" files).

 

You can create a ".nomedia" file yourself by create a blank text document on your computer and changing the filename to ".nomedia", then copy this to wherever you need it on your mobile devices.


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Re: How to open .nomedia file

Give me link

 

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Re: How to open .nomedia file

I gotta android phone ( vodafone smart ultra 7) and need to recover messages. I've tried going into snapchat nomedia files but it say file can't be opened 

Any suggestions?? 

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Re: How to open .nomedia file

I faced the similar issue. Thank you for the suggestion and providing useful information. I will keep this in mind