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.nomedia going to recycle bin

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5th February 2014, 06:27 AM   |  #1  
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Howdy Folks,

Not sure if this is specific to Note 3 or its just a general Android thing (as I never noticed it before on my previous droids, SGS1, 2, 3).

I have all my special "private movies" tagged as .nomedia and now when I navigate to the folder theyre stored in (via ES File Explorer and My Files) and click them I no longer get the "which app would you like to open this file" but rather they get put straight into the recycle bin and I have to go in there and Restore them out.

Its a massive annoyance and I cant figure out how to get it working back the way it was (without setting the extensions back to .avi / .mkv / mp4 etc).

Anyone have any ideas why ??
9th February 2014, 10:46 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by eqjunkie

Howdy Folks,

Not sure if this is specific to Note 3 or its just a general Android thing (as I never noticed it before on my previous droids, SGS1, 2, 3).

I have all my special "private movies" tagged as .nomedia and now when I navigate to the folder theyre stored in (via ES File Explorer and My Files) and click them I no longer get the "which app would you like to open this file" but rather they get put straight into the recycle bin and I have to go in there and Restore them out.

Its a massive annoyance and I cant figure out how to get it working back the way it was (without setting the extensions back to .avi / .mkv / mp4 etc).

Anyone have any ideas why ??


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10th February 2014, 06:58 AM   |  #3  
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If you change the extension to nomedia, your phone won't recognise the file type and therefore can't open it.

The correct use of .nomedia is to put a blank text file called ".nomedia" in that folder where your private things are stored, that will tell the android media scanner to exclude files in this folder.

Just rename your files back to make them working again.

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