Download Nomedia apk 1.2.3 free for Android smartphone

8 Apr

Posted by Droida in Media & Video | April 8, 2014 | 50 Comments

Apk file size: 63.0 KB

A tiny tool to hide multimedia files and prevent media scanning. Touch and hold the directory to toggle. Media library will not display the files in red colored folders.

The Android media scanner ignores folders containing an empty file named ".nomedia", using less time, battery and memory.
This app identifies folders, creates and deletes .nomedia files, refresh the media library and stops or restores the media scanning.

- show pictures to someone else and avoid that he can see some embarrassing
- filter undesired ringtones, music and other files used by some apps and games
- shorten the long media scanning triggered at boot when your phone is full of media files
- fix files disappearing from the media library but shown in a file manager

- list of all folders containing .nomedia files
- force scanning recursively
- recursive mark of subfolders is possible
- .noscanandnomtp files from CyanogenMod
- lightweight and minimalistic

- rescan (toggle twice) for newly added files to hidden directories
- for some devices, can't write on external SD card

Whats new

    List of nomedia directories
    Bug fix

Droida part of our Media & Video and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update April 8, 2014. Google play rating is 73.1796. Current verison is 1.2.3. Actual size 63.0 KB.

Download nomedia.apk 63.0 KB


Douglas Gross

Nice utility to get control of that media service. I think its only con is that it will not request root access, so if "media" is scanning files in /system or other directories this app cannot help.

Ibn Batuta

Still testing ... I have hundreds of thousands of image files stored on my thousand dollar smartphone. That I even need an app like this to ensure my phone's usabillity - to protect me from the dreaded medua scanner - is just one more strike against Android. Ubuntuphone here I come!

Nguyen Viet

Ok Works fine but really needs lots of improvements. That's why I only give 4 stars instead of 5.

Hj Kaye

Can't access SD card Won't work, can not find the external SD card to browse.

Faizal Luthfi

Still cannot write to sd card in lollipop After upgrade to lollipop, this application still cannot write to sd card while other third-party applications can..

Gaganpreet Singh Kapula

Works just fine Easy to hide stuffs from gallery using this app.

Arthur Vaverko

Can enter preferences .. No software button I wanted to mark .no media on my external SD but cat get there .. Can't change to root directory of external sd

Anonymous Anonymous

Too buggy Needs to do one thing... make .nomedia file, bugs out and fails

Saurabh Singh

Thanks Developers! Helpful for me on my Micromax A110Q. I recovered all my files to be shown in gallery and media players. Great Job

Telefon PaulM

Perfect Can't access external sd_card :((

nascent nascentt

Just seems to say Already Caching on every directory I try

Joe C. Hecht

Rocks! Thanks! I use it often.

Siniša Jurišić

Simulation of the real thing Would be 5 stars if app could actually place and remove .nomedia files. Currently it acts like it does but revisiting the same directory shows it did nothing.

vikram toor

Doesnt hide files on external storage

Bryan Knight

This works great! No more audiobooks in Google Play Music, easiest fix ever!

Julian Megicks

Great Great app can keep pics and video from being seen from your gallery.....

Kleajmp Fiddich

Already caching All the folders where I want to put the .nomedia file all "already caching"... So what to do?

Mitch Gersbach

Broken Just says currently caching.

Nick Fetty

The options are missing

Yehiyam Livneh

Does the job


Useless Unable to access sdcards

Ignacio Parga

.... Very efficient and so small!

Jessy Williams

Works as Advertised This app achieves its purpose of being a convenient method of adding .nomedia files to directories. It does suffer from a dated and overly simple interface however and could benefit from an improved method of selecting subdirectories, such as checkboxes for example.

Dave Jina

Hid all my music files and can't restore I only wanted to hide album art from the gallery. The description made it sounds like you can specify what file types you can hide. Really it hides all files. I tried to unhide and it's not working. I have rebooted, uninstalled this app. Reinstalled, his and unhid rebooted with no luck. Now I can't screwed HELP.

Enaid Coll

Borked on KK Does what it says, no more, no less. Simple and intuitive interface. HOWEVER, it's broken on Kit Kat, and crashes whenever you long hold a folder. This is because it attempts to launch the media scanner, and third party apps may not do that in Kit Kat. I suspect that is a single line of code, so please fix soon.

Tom Whitby

Don't install This app is very buggy and there's a good chance that your files will be permanently modified none readable, and if you accidentally hidden all your stuff, like my case, you had to factory reset

A Google User

Amazing app This app did the job perfectly on my SGS4. I sort my mp3's into folders for albums, and each album cover has a jpg in the folder along side the music. This app helped me clean up my photo gallery so I didn't have dozens of different "galleries" containing one photo each. It's back down to just the camera gallery and whatsapp gallery. Much more manageable.

Matthew Bridges

Straightforward Does exactly what I needed rather than fiddle about manually inserting .nomedia files. Thank you.

Danny Duchamp

Help! I used this on a bunch of folders and now my phone won't display any music in the player even after I've changed all the folders back! Help and 5 stars.

Adnan Abdul Moneam

Excellent! Every thing works well and smoothly, Only One thing is really bad is the UI (User interface) just change the UI to UI like File Manager anyone of them would much and please once i open the App just directly open the Mount Drivers (Sdcard, External Sd, USB ... etc) No Need for all android directory ..

Krister Knutars

This should be part of the original Android code This helps immensly when you have an app with audio files that you need to hide from being listed in your music app(s). Just long press a folder to hide/unhide it. Excellent.

A Google User

Does not work in latest android OS I run Android 4.2.1. System sounds and voice recordings still reappear in Google Music, despite attempting to block their corresponding folders with this app.

John Idyakunnel

Very useful software to avoid junk tone files in the songs list I wish i had got this one earlier. Very helpful to have just music in music player. Thanks for the effort to make this one. Cheers! I give you 5. But as a suggestion, i would still like this more improved where it can do it automatically, by distinguishing between actually songs and tones, so that i don't have to manually block folder. Nevertheless Thank you so much to have even this one.

A Google User

Great concept. Performance and interface still need improvement. The tree style looks nice, but it's easy to lose track when multiple subdirectories are expanded.

Ratik Sharma

Broken on Android 4.4 Kitkat The app used to work perfectly on Jellybean but doesn't on KitKat. It crashes as soon as the "Job in progress.." appears.

Shanmuga Shanker

Does what it says Works great on jelly bean 4.2 on my nexus 4

Andrey Ter-Markaryan

Nice. Press and hold on a target folder til turns red. Done! Excellent. Thank u sir

Christophe Blythe

It could use some updating, especially aesthetically, but it gets the job done; I'd recommend it. Also, it'd be great if it ran a quick tutorial on initial launch, so you don't have to figure out how to use it.

Yvon Cui

Comes with great idea but does not work on Lollipop. I need the noscanandnomtp and this is the only app offering it.

Zahir Gaffoor

Sd card access Works well for internal storage but not at all for sd card. It changes dir to red then change folder and back, and its undone. No word from developers.........?

David Eastwick

Does not work On internal phone memory it's fine but on sd card it does not work...naturally where will the most files be...yep sdcard

Karthi Kumar

Android os 5.0 not support Android os 5.0 not support please upgrade memory card folder

Harold Luiz Palazzini Cardozo

Keeps saying already caching no matter what i do

Stanley Chung

Does the job!

Thymen Hoek

Amazing app This app did the job perfectly on my SGS4. I sort my mp3's into folders for albums, and each album cover has a jpg in the folder along side the music. This app helped me clean up my photo gallery so I didn't have dozens of different "galleries" containing one photo each. It's back down to just the camera gallery and whatsapp gallery. Much more manageable.


Nomedia Really can't tell what it's doing after long pressing each music file or obb file and it just say "Job Working" but doesn't show anything and I mean nothing

Md Minhazul Haque

Does the right job. Like it.

Duncan Power

App is broken, last update 2 years ago This app doesn't appear to do anything on my Galaxy S7. There's no way to choose any options, just quick press to navigate directory and long press to... do something.

Slava Poliakov

Doesn't work with external SD card

Abdul Hakim

Thank you?!!! No wonder my apps - poweramp /mx player doesn't recognise any media.. I thought my memory card was dieing. But turns out.. I remember putting .nomedia file somewhere but couldn't find it. Sooo. This app helps me find it and deleted it for me. So thank you!!!!!! :)

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