what’s the .nomedia file for?

  • A .nomedia file is a blank file placed inside a folder.
  • When the media scanner detects the .nomedia file, the media scanner does not scan that folder so the images in that folder don’t appear in the Gallery app.
  • It’s a good way of having a folder full of images (like a skin for an app) and not have those images appear in the Gallery app.
  • You can place a .nomedia file in any folder but the filename must begin with a period.
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