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Re: Icons that appear in android gallery
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2021, 11:18:46 »
I also had these pictures from the folder in my gallery. I deleted it from the gallery. Was that a mistake? What exactly do I have to do with nomedia?
 

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Re: Icons that appear in android gallery
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2021, 11:31:55 »
.nomedia is simply a convention in Android to make gallery apps skip folders from analysis/display.
So you should not delete in Gallery for thsi reason.
 

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Re: Icons that appear in android gallery
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2021, 12:09:48 »
What do I have to do now ?
 

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Re: Icons that appear in android gallery
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2021, 12:59:13 »
Depends: if your gallery simply HIDES those images, then the gallery even might have added the .nomedia file (just have a look there). If the gallery DELETED the images, thee is nothing to hide anymore for now. But you might want to see those Icons in the future and re-install them ? Then make sure you have the .nomedia in their folder.
 

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Re: Icons that appear in android gallery
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2021, 12:37:04 »
Did not work.
I found the file in a backup and copied it. During the reinstallation I had copied the Locus folder as the original and saved it.
I restarted the device afterwards.
 

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Re: Icons that appear in android gallery
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2021, 06:44:18 »
Not sure if there is more that may be done here. ".nomedia" file is a generic solution used not just on Android devices to prevent media scanners from using the content of this directory. And it should work on all cases. I may only assume it is some kind of caching problem with your media app.
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