Android - How to view and delete NOMEDIA Files

If you have hidden on your Android phone a folder with pictures or videos from the gallery or the video player, then you might want this display it again after some time. You must delete the Nomedia file in the appropriate folder. Easier said than done! The Nomedia file is a hidden file and not visible to most of the available file explorers.

Unfortunately, these cannot be displayed and deleted by using the File Explorer "My Documents" of Android. That's why you have to get the following file Explorer from the Google Play Store which is free to download: "ES File Explorer"

This File Explorer makes it possible to view and to delete Nomedia files on an Android smartphone. Proceed as follows:

Once you've downloaded the app, open the ES File Explorer on your Android smartphone. Draw the sidebar from the left side in the middle of the display. Scrolls in this menu all the way down and then activate "Show Hidden Files" to "ON". Finished! You see now all your created nomedia files in the appropriate folders and you can delete them easily. Your pictures will be shown again on the Android smartphone in the gallery as well as  in the video player app.

You now know how to view and delete a Nomedia file within Android.


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I just plug phone into PC and use PC to search for and remove.them. Apparently its the Google Store app that keeps creasing these damn files..

 
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It works!! Thank you so much!!

 
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Its 2017, anybody using ES File Explorer needs to wake up and smell the crap.
ES is by far the most bloated, slowest, performs 500 functions unrelated to file management, bundled with a bunch of crap, and due to the aforementioned, rather...

Its 2017, anybody using ES File Explorer needs to wake up and smell the crap.
ES is by far the most bloated, slowest, performs 500 functions unrelated to file management, bundled with a bunch of crap, and due to the aforementioned, rather pathetically unstable.
There _WAS_ a time when ES file explorer was the goto explorer for Android, back when it was simple and elegant, file sizes speak for themselves, compare file sizes from recent versions to a couple years back. What's that extra weight? It's called sh*t, and ES file explorer is FULL of it.

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Hi Lulla,
Do you have an alternative option? I do not like ES file explorer it never shows any of the .nomedia files.

 
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Yeah a pc ...

 
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Cooool!!
Thank you soo much
It was really helpful?

 
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How do you OPEN the file?

 
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So, am i understanding correctly that when i see .nomedia in my files i just check show hidden files and there will be pictures shown.? Also can someone send me a pictures that has something attached that i cannot see that will prevent saving all...

So, am i understanding correctly that when i see .nomedia in my files i just check show hidden files and there will be pictures shown.? Also can someone send me a pictures that has something attached that i cannot see that will prevent saving all of a group of pictures to,say, my sd card? Thank you, Sheri

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I don't know what the 'appropriate folders' means.

 
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What about .nomedia files that didn't permanently removed even after do the action show above. Everytime i restart my phone AND hard rest my phone, the .nomedia filea still show up in the rom.

 
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