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NOOBZ WAY!hiding android files and videos on androids, WITHOUT DOWNLOADING A SOFTWARE

16th January 2014, 10:21 AM   |  #1  
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Ilorin
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hello fellow xda,
This is kinda my first post on xda and i just wanna share a way you could hide folders easily on your android device without download folder or file hiding tools plus, someone probably a nosy sister, brother girlfriend et.c. browsing your phone will think you have nothing to hide....
NOTE: i put NOOB on the title because some of you probably know this and someone with android knowledge would probably know this trick......BUT dat someone must be pretty serious with you to search for hidden folders and files.
OKAY ENOUGH RAMBLING HERE ARE THE STEPS........
1.) go to file manager on your android
2.) go to the folder you want to hide
3.) try renaming the folder with the new name starting with dot '.' e.g. you have a folder named "personal videos", rename it to ".personal videos"....
4.) tap OK or SAVE to make this change, and BAM! the folder is gone, you can check all your videos too.....those videos in that file are gone too.
5.) but nt to worry you can see those videos by going to file manager
6.) go to options(in some androids you'll go to settings in that file manager) you'll see the "SHOW HIDDEN FILES" option, TiCK it and go back
7.) there you have your folder (e.g ".personal videos" folder) back
8.) you can hide it again by going to settings or options in your file manager and UNTICKING or UNMARKING the "show hidden files" option......

NOTE: although not guaranteed, i still liked the idea that this way people will think you have nothing to hide than when you have a folder locking app, you can hide the app but people seems to know how to check for hidden apps nowadays ............

i know you might know this process but please encourage me THANKS.
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