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
898
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

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Android Market Comments
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.
A Google User
Apr 5, 2015
Too buggy Needs to do one thing... make .nomedia file, bugs out and fails
A Google User
Mar 28, 2015
Broken Just says currently caching.
A Google User
Mar 16, 2015
Rocks! Thanks! I use it often.
A Google User
Mar 2, 2015
Still testing
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