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How to create the ".nomedia" file....

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By navmanyeah, Member on 11th August 2010, 11:37 AM
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I might be missing something really obvious here, but how are you supposed to create the .nomedia file so that the music player won't see files from system folders? I have a whole bunch of mp3's appearing in my music player because of Real Football 2010. If I try and create the file on Windows 7, it says "You must type a filename". Any help?
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I might be missing something really obvious here, but how are you supposed to create the .nomedia file so that the music player won't see files from system folders? I have a whole bunch of mp3's appearing in my music player because of Real Football 2010. If I try and create the file on Windows 7, it says "You must type a filename". Any help?

Open notepad, rename file ".nomedia" and change the file type from txt to "all files". Try again, report back.
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rename it on the phone
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Easier way is to create a folder directly inside the one that has the music files (did this on letsgolf it has tons of sounds) just tap create folder and name it .nomedia works for me.
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Creating .nomedia folder in windows 7 solution
1. Goto command prompt : Run->cmd
2. Goto your flash drive e.g. F:
3. Goto you desire folder e.g. CD gameloft
4. type "copy con .nomedia" and press enter
5. press F6 and press enter.

This will create the .nomedia file in windows.
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Old thread but here is a no Computer needed option:
  1. Download ES File explorer (its free)
  2. Install and open it
  3. Navigate to the folder you want to exclude (remember it propagates down e.g. if you place it in the root of SD then the whole of SD is excluded including all the sub-folders)
  4. Press Menu and select "new"
  5. Select "File"
  6. Call it .nomedia
  7. Rescan your memory Cards
Sorted no PC required
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Easier way is to create a folder directly inside the one that has the music files (did this on letsgolf it has tons of sounds) just tap create folder and name it .nomedia works for me.

works perfectly for me GSII
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I might be missing something really obvious here, but how are you supposed to create the .nomedia file so that the music player won't see files from system folders? I have a whole bunch of mp3's appearing in my music player because of Real Football 2010. If I try and create the file on Windows 7, it says "You must type a filename". Any help?

The easiest way. Download and use from market the studio kuma .nomedia manager.

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Does creating a .nomedia file in a folder also stops it from scanning lower folders?

Ex.

\Mystuff
\Mystuff\lotsofstuff
\Mystuff\lotsofstuff\pics

Will putting it in \Mystuff stop it from scanning the lower folders?
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Does creating a .nomedia file in a folder also stops it from scanning lower folders?

Ex.

\Mystuff
\Mystuff\lotsofstuff
\Mystuff\lotsofstuff\pics

Will putting it in \Mystuff stop it from scanning the lower folders?

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3. Navigate to the folder you want to exclude (remember it propagates down e.g. if you place it in the root of SD then the whole of SD is excluded including all the sub-folders)

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