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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Comments (13)

  1. Santa ram

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  1. Lulla Singh

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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  1. Pratyusha

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

 
  1. anonymous

How do you OPEN the file?

 
  1. Sheri Ball

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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  1. philip foxe

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

 
  1. Hui

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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  1. Demar

Hey i wanted to hide some pictures in my phone from my friend and so i putted a .nomedia file on my phone amd putted them in it, but one day i was listening to some music and then it just stop and when i went to the music player all my music was...

Hey i wanted to hide some pictures in my phone from my friend and so i putted a .nomedia file on my phone amd putted them in it, but one day i was listening to some music and then it just stop and when i went to the music player all my music was gone and all my pictures also and when i went into ky sd card it was loading up fine but when i took it out and restarted the phone it stopped comming up so i thought it had worn out, i bought a different sd card and had it in another phone and it was working fine then when i put it into my phone it came up but had a blank file with the name .nomedia and everytime i tried to delete it, it said delete failed and then a few minutes later the sd card stopped working also..anybody got any idea what mite have happened.

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  1. Juergen Karer

I placed a .nomedia file in the phone storage (where everything is located) for fun. It's possible to view and delete these files with the standard file manager on the HTC One. So that's what I did, I deleted the .nomedia file. But the pictures,...

I placed a .nomedia file in the phone storage (where everything is located) for fun. It's possible to view and delete these files with the standard file manager on the HTC One. So that's what I did, I deleted the .nomedia file. But the pictures, videos and music didn't show up! help

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