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How to hide folders on Android using an easy method

Greetings friends, today we will show you how to hide folders on Android using an easy method. With this method, you probably won’t need any third-party applications, unless you don’t have a file manager. However, you can easily download a file manager from Google Play in case you need it. Hiding files in this way will serve to improve the privacy of your device but it is also advisable to use a secure folder, if you are interested you can check the following post.

First step

Open your file manager, in case you don’t have a file manager you can try the following alternatives:

Amaze File Manager
Files by Google
Xiaomi File Manager: free and easily
Solid Explorer File Manager

Open your file manager to hide folders
Open your file manager to hide folders

Second step

Then locate the folder or file you want to hide.

Then locate the folder or file you want to hide folders
Then locate the folder or file you want to hide

Third step

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After that, rename the folder by entering a dot at the beginning. For example, if the folder is called “Test”, renaming it to “.Test” . You will notice that Android hides by default any folder or file with a dot in front of it.

rename the folder by entering a dot at the beginning
rename the folder by entering a dot at the beginning

Fourth step

In case you want to see the files, you have to enable the “show hidden files” option in your file manager. If you want them to stop being hidden, just delete the dot at the beginning of the file name. And that’s it!

Show hiden files
Show hidden files

Conclusion

This is a good method if you have files that you do not want to be easily accessible, since the folder or file will be hidden inside the explorer itself. I also recommend you to be careful with the location of the folders since you can forget their location and delete them by accident. Thanks for reading. Bye!

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