1. DomZurich's Avatar
    Hi There

    As many of you guys i was searching the whole web for a solution to hide certain media files on my phone. because just moving the files into a new folder didnt fit for me.

    On OS 5.0 i found a native solution to hide pictures;

    in media application:
    highlight the desired picture
    click menu button
    choose "properties" (not sure if its called like that in english menues. in german its "eigenschaften")
    scroll down and select "hide"

    the picture will now dont show up in media folders any longer.



    to unhide the pictures you have to go to the media folder. hit menu. click SEARCH. hit menu. click show hidden files. browse to your picture directory, find the hidden pictures, select them, choose properties, unhide them.

    for me it's the best solution. you dont have to install buggy 3th party apps and its more secure than just move them into new folders, because in OS 5.0 you will always see the media folders in the upper part of the media browser. and today even a 8yo kid knows how to browse directories. the files wont show up in normal file browser and (more important) wont show up in media file browser! best thing: also there isnt a single possibility to unhide them while you are in the photo / video application!

    hope it will work out for some of you guys for a temporary solution as long as RIM takes their fingers outta there arses and create a native encrypt solution..

    :-)


    BTW does anyone know how i can select multiple images to change settings for multiple photos with one click, without selecting every single image for it own?


    thanks for reading this and sorry about some spelling mistakes. as a matter of fact english isnt my main language

    cheers

    dom




    SUGGESTION: u may consider to to think about creating a new folder for your hidden pictures. its easier to find them through the search to unhide them later on. because if you got tons of pictures its very hard to find the hidden ones in the list to unhide them.
    Last edited by DomZurich; 03-20-10 at 01:49 AM.
    03-20-10 12:28 AM
  2. stuaw11's Avatar
    or dont store dirty pictures on your phone that need hiding
    03-20-10 12:39 AM
  3. DomZurich's Avatar
    how boring would that be????
    03-20-10 01:15 AM
  4. Toxa's Avatar
    Great solution. Thank you.

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    03-20-10 01:22 AM
  5. maxiang's Avatar
    God help you if you have a lot of pics

    Try this instead: open pictures > picture folders > menu > new folder > name it (I use NSFW) > drop your...exciting pics into that folder > open the menu > options > exclude folders > click on your folder to put an "x" in the box > escape > you're done!

    Now that folder will not show in the picture folder list, and any of the pics in there will not show in all pictures
    03-20-10 02:01 AM
  6. DomZurich's Avatar
    but u will see them browsing with a file browser through your device for sure :-)

    but it could be a nice option if we connect those two solutions together; do you know if its possible in the media application to select ALL pictures? so we could put our "sensitive pictures" in a seperate folder, select all, hide all, exclude folder from showing in media app. case done!
    03-20-10 02:09 AM
  7. maxiang's Avatar
    but u will see them browsing with a file browser through your device for sure :-)

    but it could be a nice option if we connect those two solutions together; do you know if its possible in the media application to select ALL pictures? so we could put our "sensitive pictures" in a seperate folder, select all, hide all, exclude folder from showing in media app. case done!
    True. My method is for when I'm showing someone birthday pic's, I don't show them birthday suits by accident They don't need to be hidden anymore deeply than that because my Berry rarely leaves my side. When it is out of sight, its password locked with encryption on for the device and media card
    03-20-10 02:35 AM
  8. rjdangerous's Avatar
    Can't find search option, only the find: at the top of pics.

    ** found a "show hidden files" under files/folders/pictures menu

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    Last edited by jmb320; 03-20-10 at 04:50 AM.
    03-20-10 04:44 AM
  9. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    True. My method is for when I'm showing someone birthday pic's, I don't show them birthday suits by accident They don't need to be hidden anymore deeply than that because my Berry rarely leaves my side. When it is out of sight, its password locked with encryption on for the device and media card
    I agree. People don't need to see those when you are showing pictures from your phone. I think this a great tip thanks.

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    03-20-10 06:08 AM
  10. Chrisy's Avatar
    This works with any OS.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...ctures-237211/

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    03-20-10 06:23 AM
  11. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Yes, Chrissy is correct! I have been using this method for a few years now.
    Glad you discovered it! All OSes can do it.
    03-20-10 07:28 AM
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