Files with nomedia extension can be found in Android smartphones. These 0kb sized files are used to hide certain audio files so they do not appear in media player.

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NOMEDIA file extension - Google Android OS system data

What is nomedia file? How to open nomedia files?

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File extension nomedia is mainly used for special file in Google Android based phones and devices. 

The .nomedia file contain no data, but serve only to "hide" audio, picture and other multimedia files in their directories, so they do not appear in media player, gallery, video player (these directories are not indexed by the system and apps).

These files are basically empty text files with .nomedia file extension and with size of zero kilobytes.

The nomedia files are also used to increase speed of the system, that indexed only folders without ".nomedia" files. You can use Nomedia app for Android to create .nomedia files in folders on Android phone storage.

Updated: April 6, 2024

The default software associated to open nomedia file:

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Nomedia  Google Android software

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Nomedia is a tool for Google Android that allows users to hide pictures, songs or videos. Gallery, MP3 Player, Video Player and others won't display the media files in red written directories.

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Google Inc.

Google Android is a powerful, versatile operating system developed by Google and primarily used for mobile devices. It's known for its open-source nature, allowing extensive customization and a wide range of apps. Android powers the majority of smartphones globally, offering users seamless integration with Google's services and an expansive app ecosystem.

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Hide files from Android apps using .nomedia file

Help how to open:

The *.nomedia file is basically empty simple text file without any information. Only used by Google Android OS. Not meant to be opened directly.

How to convert:

There is no reason to convert empty file. Conversion of .nomedia files is not possible.

Find conversions from nomedia file:

nomedia to jpg

nomedia to mp4

List of software applications associated to the .nomedia file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open nomedia file, edit nomedia file, convert nomedia file, view nomedia file, play nomedia file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting nomedia files.

Programs that can create nomedia file - Google Android OS system data

Programs supporting the exension nomedia on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Nomedia for create nomedia file action.

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