I have a lot of folders that I wanted to hide, so I placed a .nomedia file in folder. I accidentally renamed a folder name to .nomedia. and BOOM all the folders including all images are hidden.

I tried "show hidden files" in file explorer/manager, Even ES file explorer can't find it. Images inside folder are in gallery (but not visible File format not supported or files are corrupted) and images location path are there but there is nothing.

I am pretty sure that I didn't deleted that folder(well at least I think, images are still in gallery but not visible), so I think my folder is just hidden.

How can I see the hidden folder and images?

  • Related Can .nomedia be a folder
    – beeshyams
    Sep 1, 2021 at 12:59
  • I tried Az scanner but i still cant find that folder. Is it possible that folder is deleted, but images are still showing?
    – A B
    Sep 1, 2021 at 13:53
  • find /sdcard/ -name .nomedia -type d Sep 1, 2021 at 14:49
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    Use find command in Termux app or adb shell to search files / directories by name, partial name, type, modification date and many other parameters. Use mv command to rename the directory after it's found. Do a web search if you need help with commandline interface. Sep 1, 2021 at 15:54
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    @Irfan Latif I tried that but can't find folder and I am able to create new folder that doesn't ask for replacing, so I think my folder is deleted. :( thanks for help
    – A B
    Sep 2, 2021 at 12:18


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