Sometimes it’s handy to be able to prevent unwanted media files from appearing in the song list of music players, or hide images from your picture apps. For example, voice files for a GPS navigation application, or sound effects for a game, may get mixed with your favorite songs when you listen to music. The simple solution for this issue, is to create a .nomedia file and place it in the folders you want to hide.
- On your computer, start Notepad or a similar text editor.
- Save the blank file as .nomedia. Make sure that the Save as type is set as All Files instead of the default Text documents, or you won’t be able to save the file without a file extension. You can also download a .nomedia file here.
- Copy that file to the folder on your memory card containing the audio or image files you want to hide from media players.
- Reboot your device, and the files should no longer be viewable. The apps that created the files will still be able to access them, though, and they will still show up in a file explorer.