.NOMEDIA File Extension

No Media File

A NOMEDIA file informs apps to not scan a folder for media files. This prevents delays when viewing gallery and multimedia. Android periodically searches storage to locate media files. A NOMEDIA fil...

General Information

Title .NOMEDIA File Extension
Extension .nomedia
Full Form No Media File
File Type Configuration File
Developer Android

File Function

Primary Function Hide media
Additional Functions Prevent scanning
Features Invisibility, Simplicity

File Characteristics

Quality N/A
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Privacy Yes
Media Organization Yes
Device Performance Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Minimal
Best Practices Selective placement

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Circa Android 1.0
Latest Revision N/A

Associated Types

Similar Functions .hidden, .hide

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Android OS Free Android
File Managers Varies Android
NoMedia File Creators Free, Paid Android