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[Q] .nomedia not working new pics show in gallery

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Lightbulb [Q] .nomedia not working new pics show in gallery

Hey all,
I have got some older folders with pictures stored on my ext sd.
I dont want these folders/pictures to show in the gallery.
In every folder is a .nomedia file and this used to work on my S4, the picturen wernt showing in the gallery.
Now on the note the excisting pictures in the folders also don't show in the gallery.
But whenever i add a new picture to one of the folders containing a .nomedia file only those new pictures do show and i dont want that.
When i used to add a picture on the S4 it didnt show but now on the note every new picture does show.
How can i fix this?
I dont want the pictures i move to be scanned by the gallery.
Cheers !
Current devices
Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note3 SM-N9005 / Stock 4.4.2, only Rooted

Old/Other device(s)
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 / Omega V22 4.4.2 (girlfriend)
Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII i9300 / Omega V55 4.3 (daughter)
Phone: Samsung Galaxy SII i9100 / Stock 4.1.2 (son)
Phone: Samsung Galaxy SI i9000 / Cyanogenmod 4.2.2 (spare)
Tab: 2x Asus Transformer Pad TF300T32Gb / Hers stock 4.2.1, mine Cyanogenmod 4.4.2 (girlfriend and me)
Tab: Samsung Galaxy tab 3 8.0 SM-T310 / Stock
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Have you tried copying the files to another directory using my files (stock Samsung file explorer)? Had the same problem and renaming them or copying them helped in my case
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Try clearing gallery cache, also delete .thumbnails folder
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You shouldn't need to use .nomedia file. If you want to hide folder rename that folder to start with "." so you can't see anything from that folder in gallery
If you want to hide one single picture, rename that file to start with period.
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