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How to Hide Files and Folders in Android without installing any App

How to Hide Files and Folders in Android

We often share our smartphone with the known person like family and friends but still We need some privacy because of some other personal reasons. You may have some private contents or data like photos & videos etc that you don’t want to share with anyone.

However, There are many apps which allows you to protect your files & folders by hiding them but who knows they are not stealing your data on the same time. But here I wanna reveal a way to hide files and folders in Android without installing any apps which is Android default feature and 99% people doesn’t know about this feature.

Steps to Hide Files and Folders in Android:

Most of the apps developers uses this Android default feature including Google, Facebook and WhatsApp etc but the general smartphone users even don’t know about this.

So we are here to teach you, How ti hide files and folders in Android in 5 seconds without installing any extra apps step-by-step.

Step 1: Open your File Manager (Explorer) and Locate the File/ Folder which you want to hide. After that just rename the File/ Folder and Add.” before the File/ Folder name then save it.

When you add .(dot) before the File/ Folder name. It will hide your File/ Folder instantly.

By default, You will not able to view and manage these Files and Folders using default file manager.

Now let’s see, How to view/ manage these hidden files and folders now.

Step 2: To view these files/ Folders, You need to install Es File Explorer app which is free to use with various customizations.

Now open ES File Explorer app and click on three dashed line at the top left corner to open the menu then select “Show hidden files” after scrolling down.

Now you can browse all hidden files and folders including all others apps hidden data.

Hope this article helped you. If you have any further query or suggestions then you can comment in the comment sections and Don’t forget to share this article with your friends on social media.

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