We are going to share the trick on how to hide important files and folders in Android OS without installing any app. The trick will help you secure your very precious files and folders.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are billions of users who are using Android now. Android is the platform which implements more features than any other operating system. Now in this post, I am going to tell you How To Hide Files & Folder In Android. We all require privacy in our contents. As there are many media like our personal pictures, videos, and recording which we never want to share with any other persons.
But we do share our phone with our friends, family members and natives for some of the reasons. And at that time, our privacy gets in emergency and we perpetually want something that secures our content and only we can access our content. So in this post, I will tell you the method to hide files and folder in your Android. With that, you can easily hide selective files and folder which you don’t want to share with others.
How To Hide Important Files And Folders In Android Without Any App
To hide data in android follows the steps given below:-
Step 1. Mostly, every Android has file explorer in it, but if you don’t have any, I recommend you to download Es File Explorer on your Android device. Now open your file explorer or file browser.
Step 2. Now search or find your file or folder which you want to hide from others.
Step 3. Now select the file or folder and click on rename option.
Step 4. Now there add “.” at the start of the name. (For ex if the folder is videos then rename it as .rename ).
Step 5. As we know Android is Linux based and it will think that this is system file and it will hide that file by default settings of the operating system. Now if you want to open that file or folder then just select Show hidden Files/folder option in your file explorer.
Step 6. If you want to make that hidden file unhidden back then just rename the file by removing “.” from the name.
By this, all your files and folders which you have renamed will get hidden from your file explorer and in your gallery too. Hence, this will defend your data permanently in your Android. And you will have no longer tension of illegal access to your content.
Using ES File Explorer To Hide Images from Gallery
Step 1. First of all, you need to download and install ES File Explorer on your Android device.
Step 2. Now open the app, you will see the screen like below.
Step 3. Simply locate the folder where you kept images and you want it to be hidden.
Step 4. Now simply create a new folder there and name it as “.nomedia”
Step 5. Simply exit the app and check your Gallery and the desired folder will be hidden.
That’s it you are done! Now if you want to reshow it on your Gallery you need to remove the “.” in front of the folder no media. Save it and restart your phone.
Also, you can easily unhide any folder can have access to it and can again hide it after using the data. Also, if you want privacy in other apps, you must use AppLock this will protect your apps with a password. Don’t forget to share this post. If you face unspecified problem at any step feel free to comment us.