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Re: N8 need help removing pictures from the "captu...

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terp312
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N8 need help removing pictures from the "captured" folder while keeping them on my phone

hi, guys. first of all, i'm a user and as far from a person that understands technology as it gets.

 

I need to move some of the pictures on my N8 phone to a different folder (and if you know how to make that folder password-protected that would be much appreciated) and prevent them from appearing in the "Captured" general folder.

 

I tried "adding" the pictures to a different folder, but they stay in the "captured" and are basically duplicated, and as soon as i delete them from there, they disappear off the phone alltogether.

 

is there a solution to this problem?

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aspergerguy
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Re: N8 need help removing pictures from the "captured" folder while keeping them on my phone

@terp312

 

You have a few choices here, either purchase application of the likes of SmartGuard from Nokia Store:http://store.ovi.com/content/32538 or you could create a folder named  "_PAlbTN" to hide pictures and videos from the gallery upon mass memory or create a folder called "activenotes" upon microSD.

 

You can also change properties of folder to hidden using file manager such as FExplorer Pro but only works if files are not indexed.

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terp312
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Re: N8 need help removing pictures from the "captured" folder while keeping them on my phone

@aspergerguy

the "_PAlbTN" folder does help remove the pictures from the gallery, but i didn't find a way to make them visible again... basically they disappear and i can't find them ever again... can you comment on that?
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Re: N8 need help removing pictures from the "captured" folder while keeping them on my phone

@terp312

 

Have you installed a third party file manager to reveal hidden files?

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terp312
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Re: N8 need help removing pictures from the "captured" folder while keeping them on my phone

@aspergerguy

no, i haven't. i was wondering if there's a way to do it without the third party applications first
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aspergerguy
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Re: N8 need help removing pictures from the "captured" folder while keeping them on my phone

@terp312

 

If your N8 connected to PC via mass storage mode, have you enabled "Show hidden & System files" upon your PC?

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terp312
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Re: N8 need help removing pictures from the "captured" folder while keeping them on my phone

@aspergerguy

thank you. your last suggestion pointed me towards a solution. i created a folder on the mass storage drive, physically moved the files i wanted to "hide" there, and now they don't appear in the gallery, yet i can access them when i want. and they are out of the way, so if someone happens to be using my phone they won't be able to see what i don't want them to see unless they know where to look.

many thanks!
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