There is often a situation when you need to hide files or folder from prying eyes. So you definitely need to know how to hide files in Android. It is very simple to understand how to hide a file in Android OS mobile. To do this, you don’t need to download a third-party application. Let’s try to understand “how to hide my files in Android”.
IN order to hide files on Android, you will need any available file manager. For example, ES Explorer, which is available in the Play Market and can be downloaded for free.
If you have already determined which files you would like to hide, then:
Done! Now it is clear how to hide files in Android.
In order to hide files on Android phone, you will need to do the following:
If you want the changes to take effect, disable the option “Show hidden files” in explorer settings.
For example, if you want to get to know how to hide files of Camera folder (or any other) on Android phone, rename it by adding one point at the beginning of the title. The folder name should look like this – .Camera. Don’t be alarmed when this folder will be lost immediately after renaming. It is not lost, it has only disappeared.
So that’s easy to catch how to hide file on Android!
You can enable showing hidden folders in the settings of ES Explorer or in the settings of any other file manager you are using.
If you want to return hidden files on Android, then enable the option “Show hidden files” and remove dot in front of the file name. So now you can hide files on Android phone and also show them.
If you hide folder and files on Android, they will be hidden only on Android. If after you hide file and folder you connect the smart device to PC based on Windows operating system, the all file you hide will be visible on your computer. But they will still remain hidden on Android. How to hide files and folders in Windows:
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