How to Hide Files in Android Without any App

In this post, I am going to show you How to Hide Files in Android Android Without any App.

Sometimes it happens, when you’re using any application for hiding some precious data and after few days suddenly you remember about the hidden data and the worst things already happened with you.

When you’re trying to locate the hidden data and it been deleted automatically without asking permission then your frustration is on top and at the same time, you worried about your precious data lost by a stupid file hide application.


I am telling you what the reason is and why is this happens, If you want to hide data by using an application.

It encrypts the data and sometimes junk cleaner application removes your encrypted data, junk cleaner application detects encrypted data as junk files because encrypted data can’t be executed by any file that’s why encrypted data become hidden.
That’s why I preferred to use this trick, easy to use, and very useful trick.

How to Hide Files in Android Without Any App

Ø  Open File Manager (I am using Es file manager)
Ø  Choose any file or folder you want to hide.
Ø  Click to rename.
Ø  So rename that file or folder with a name starting with a dot “.”
For Example:
 Folder name:   Video is visible.

When inserting a dot (.) –  .video will be hidden.

That’s it after inserting a dot in the starting of any file or folder name, this will not showing in the gallery and all applications until you unhide the file or folder by removing dot(.) from the starting of the file or folder name.

How to Unhide

  • ·          Open File Manager
  • ·         Go to settings and checkshow hidden files”.
  • ·         Locate your Hidden File or Folder.
  • ·         Remove dot(.) from starting the name of the hidden file or folder.
That’s it… Now you can hide or unhide any file or folder without using any software.


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