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You have a cool picture that you want to show someone, but when you hand your phone over to your friend or mate, they start swiping through all of your photos. Surely, you’ve encountered this scenario before. If you have any of these pictures stored on your phone that you don’t want other people to see, this can end up being a bit frustrating. Fortunately, there is a method through which the images could be easily filtered out and can be prevented from showing up in your Gallery.

We all tend to store lots of private data on our smartphone. The most common data which you may like to keep private is your personal photos. If you have any photos on your phone that you may not like anyone seeing, then it is better to hide or password protect them. Who knows, when you may have to give your phone to someone else or show someone family photos and accidentally end up showing your Private photos. In this article, we are going to show how you can exactly Prevent certain Photos from Showing in Gallery.

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How to Hide Certain Photos from Gallery:

Step 1: Firstly, install ES File Manager on your Android. If you don’t already have it, you can download ES File Explorer from Google Play Store [Download link].

How to Prevent certain Photos from Showing in Gallery

Step 2: Now, you have to create a new folder in SD Card/Internal Storage. You can name the folder with any name like Private.How to Prevent certain Photos from Showing in Gallery

Step 3: Next, open this new folder and then tap the + button. Now, choose New file and name the new file .nomedia and tap OK. This means that it will stop your Gallery from scanning these files.

How to Prevent certain Photos from Showing in Gallery

Note: The newly created file will disappear immediately, which is OK as it is supposed to happen. To view the file, tap the three-button menu in the upper-right corner, selecting Settings, then enabling the Show hidden files box.

How to Prevent certain Photos from Showing in Gallery

How to Prevent certain Photos from Showing in Gallery

Step 4: Navigate to the folder Private where you’d like to hide the pictures. Now, select the photos which you want to add from other folders by long-press the file (or files) and then select Cut/Move option which is seen as the scissors icon in the top panel.

How to Prevent certain Photos from Showing in Gallery

Step 5: Next, you have to paste the files into the folder with the .nomedia file you created earlier in the Private folder.

How to Prevent certain Photos from Showing in Gallery

Step 6: Lastly, you will have to restart your phone, as Android’s media scanner will need to “reset” in order to hide the files in the Gallery.  You will see that the files have been hidden from your Gallery.

NOTE: The only way to view those files is to go back to your file manager and search them down in your created folder. They won’t show up in Gallery anymore.

That’s it! This is how you can Prevent certain Photos from Showing in Gallery. In case of any queries or doubts, don’t forget to comment down below. For more Windows How-tos, head over to Windows How-tos section right away.