There is often a situation when you need to hide files or folder from prying eyes. It is very simple to hide a folder in Android OS. To do this, you don’t need to download a third-party application. Let’s try to understand how to hide files on 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 go to the folder where that file is located. This method will only work with files from your gallery or media player. In the folder, create a new empty file called .nomedia.
Restart your gadget.
In order to hide other files or folders on Android, 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 hide the Camera folder (or any other), 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.
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.
The hidden files on Android will be hidden only on Android. If after you hide files you connect the smart device to PC based on Windows operating system, the hidden files will be visible on your computer. But they will still remain hidden on Android.
In order to hide the folders/files in Windows:
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