I've got some nice photos in one folder and their specially cropped versions in another hidden folder (the name starts with a dot).

How can I use the cropped photos from the hidden folder for a wallpaper slideshow? No matter what app I try to use, it doesn't allow me to use the hidden photos. I don't want to make them visible; I don't want duplicated photos in my gallery app.

Is there any way / app that would allow me to use the hidden photos for a wallpaper slideshow without having to make them visible in my gallery app?

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Android treats filenames that start with a dot as hidden. So, there's no way for any app to show them. However, you can still see them on a file explorer that can see hidden files (may need root access).

  • So there is no way to do what I wanted to do?
    – burtek
    Oct 15, 2013 at 5:34
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    @burtek Most likely, no. I think it's only natural for apps to respect the hidden property.
    – geffchang
    Oct 15, 2013 at 6:11

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