Best Way to Hide files and Folders in Android Without any App

by Maitreya PatniMay 13, 2014

There are many apps in Google Play Store Which hides files and folders from your device but the main drawback of these 3rd Party apps is that they only hides files and folder till we have them install after uninstallation either those files and folder gets visible or gets deleted.

Today i am sharing this little tutorial through which you can hide any file or folder without any app just with your file manager.



Hide files and folder without any app :-



Step 1 :- Firstly open File Manager on your Android Device.

Step 2 :- Now Browse to the file or folder that you want to hide, for example i wanted to hide folder “Videos” in my phone.

Step 3 :- Next, just rename that file or folder and add “.” (full stop without Quotes) in front of its name, so it will make something like “.Videos“.

Step 4 :- That’s it, now your Android device will not recognize that folder and will stop showing it in your device.




Step 5 :- Now if you want to make it visible then just remove . from the name and it will start showing up.

So, this was the working trick for hiding files and folder and it works on all devices, if you have any other trick then please comment below.

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Maitreya Patni
Maitreya is the Founder and Chief Editor at Broodle. He loves helping people around him to get through the day to day trouble they face with technology. So that, they can love technology as much as he does! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+.
  • sangrama keshri padhi

    the folder is vanished how i remove the . and again rename it.