Ok, this MAY be off topic, not sure where else to ask though. I like to keep photos and stuff on my phone that should not appear in gallery. So I did a little research found that if you put a . in front of the folder name, it is supposed to be ignored from the gallery app.
When I first set up the folders, they were excluded from the gallery app. But as I download mms messages and move them into the "hidden" folders, the "hidden folder" + the newly moved images do appear in gallery.
I've tried deleting the .thumbnails folder, Using titanium backup to "wipe data" of the gallery.. Moving and renaming the hidden folder, putting hidden folders in hidden folders. I would prefer not using an outside app such as vaulty / gallery lock because they arent 100% ready for ICS. Is there a better way? Am I missing something?
Thank you in advance!