Saturday, 10 September 2011
How to hide files on a Samsung Galaxy S2
The Answer was yes!
Firstly you need to open up "My files" (which you can find in the app drawer) and then press the phones menu button which should give you a screen like the one on the left. When you get this menu select on
"More" from the bottom corner. After this you will see a new menu with 4 options (like the screen on the right) from this menu you need to select "Settings".
The "Settings" menu shows only 3 options, "Show hidden files", "Show files extension" and "Set home directory". You should see that "Show hidden files" is unticked, you need to tick this box then press the phones "Back" button.
After pressing "Back" you will be taken back to the "My files" screen except you will notice a number of folders that weren't there earlier. These new folders at the top will all have a "." in front of them.
Now you actually have 2 options. You can use one of the existing "." folders or create your own "." folder (for example ".nakedgirls") and then move what ever you want to hide into that folder. So for moving the files you will need to find them on your phone (likely in Download or Dcim) and then move them as you would any other file (full guide on moving files can be read here).
Hidden files can only be accessed through going into "My Files" and opening the folder, and the files do take a few moments extra to actually load, though they won't show on gallery. The perfect way to hide the stuff you don't want other people to find.
Note this allows you to hide not only pictures on your Samsung Galaxy S2 but videos as well, in fact it allows you to hide any type of file on your phone, though for many people these will be known as "porn folders" they do have some legitimate uses.