Nomedia

Nomedia


A tiny tool to hide multimedia files and prevent media scanning. Touch and hold the directory to toggle. Media library will not display the files in red colored folders.

The Android media scanner ignores folders containing an empty file named ".nomedia", using less time, battery and memory.
This app identifies folders, creates and deletes .nomedia files, refresh the media library and stops or restores the media scanning.

Usecases:
- show pictures to someone else and avoid that he can see some embarrassing
- filter undesired ringtones, music and other files used by some apps and games
- shorten the long media scanning triggered at boot when your phone is full of media files
- fix files disappearing from the media library but shown in a file manager

Features:
- list of all folders containing .nomedia files
- force scanning recursively
- recursive mark of subfolders is possible
- .noscanandnomtp files from CyanogenMod
- lightweight and minimalistic

Notes:
- rescan (toggle twice) for newly added files to hidden directories
- for some devices, can't write on external SD card

Recent changes:
List of nomedia directories
Bug fix
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Free
74
3.7
User ratings
925
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
0
File size
63 kb
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About Nomedia
A tiny tool to hide multimedia files and prevent media scanning. Touch and hold the directory to toggle. Media library will not display the files in red colored folders.

The Android media scanner ignores folders containing an empty file named ".nomedia", using less time, battery and memory.
This app identifies folders, creates and deletes .nomedia files, refresh the media library and stops or restores the media scanning.

Usecases:
- show pictures to someone else and avoid that he can see some embarrassing
- filter undesired ringtones, music and other files used by some apps and games
- shorten the long media scanning triggered at boot when your phone is full of media files
- fix files disappearing from the media library but shown in a file manager

Features:
- list of all folders containing .nomedia files
- force scanning recursively
- recursive mark of subfolders is possible
- .noscanandnomtp files from CyanogenMod
- lightweight and minimalistic

Notes:
- rescan (toggle twice) for newly added files to hidden directories
- for some devices, can't write on external SD card

Recent changes:
List of nomedia directories
Bug fix

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 7, 2015
It could use some updating, especially aesthetically, but it gets the job done; I'd recommend it. Also, it'd be great if it ran a quick tutorial on initial launch, so you don't have to figure out how to use it.
A Google User
May 15, 2015
Still cannot write to sd card in lollipop After upgrade to lollipop, this application still cannot write to sd card while other third-party applications can..
A Google User
Apr 26, 2015
Already caching All the folders where I want to put the .nomedia file all "already caching"... So what to do?
A Google User
Apr 21, 2015
The options are missing
A Google User
Apr 6, 2015
Nice utility to get control of that media service. I think its only con is that it will not request root access, so if "media" is scanning files in /system or other directories this app cannot help.
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