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Exclude folders from Gallery [duplicate]

asked 2013-12-26 02:42:11 +0300

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updated 2015-01-29 07:53:06 +0300

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I think it would be useful to exclude specific folders from the gallery view. Android allows this by putting an emtpy ".nomedia" file to the specific folders. Something of similar function may be useful.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by hzb
close date 2014-12-27 20:26:34.691980

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I agree, when adding music to the phone (built in memory or the sd card) it pulls loads of thumbnails into Gallery, which then have to be deleted. The Gallery needs sub folders so we can choose what goes where and what is displayed

Cosmic_Kakapo ( 2013-12-31 10:22:30 +0300 )edit

I asked for an app to exclude folders from being indexed https://together.jolla.com/question/33373/settings-tracker-indexing-configuration/

schmittlauch ( 2014-03-16 18:39:51 +0300 )edit

Linking a somewhat related request, to be able to view photos / videos of Gallery. And perhaps each folder could have have a setting 'Do not show in Gallery'? https://together.jolla.com/question/1948/feature-request-folderalbum-view-in-gallery/

anandrkris ( 2014-10-30 11:44:44 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-12-27 20:23:16 +0300

putting a .nomedia (or backup.metadata) file in the folder should work.

also seems to be a duplicate question of https://together.jolla.com/question/5935/how-to-blacklist-directories-from-being-indexed-by-tracker/ (but I don't know how to mark it as such).

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Thanks, I closed this as duplicate.

hzb ( 2014-12-27 20:26:55 +0300 )edit
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This thread can´t be a duplicate of https://together.jolla.com/question/5935/how-to-blacklist-directories-from-being-indexed-by-tracker/ because it is an older one. Be care that we have the second december in the life of jollaphone.

silta ( 2014-12-27 21:32:18 +0300 )edit

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