The .NOMEDIA files are simple blank files, which are used to hide the songs, pictures and videos. You do not need to create any special application to create these files. Due to these file it is has become very easy to hide your private media files in any android device.
The .NOMEDIA files are used basically on android mobiles. They can also be used on external storage devices. Lots of applications like MP3 Players, Photo Gallery and Android Video Players can easily read the .NOMEDIA files. Once you add the .NOMEDIA file on any of your folder the media content will get hidden. As soon as media scanner detects these files in a folder it does not scan that folder. Hence this is how your files are hidden. It is a very simple way of hiding your files from appearing in a gallery. The .NOMEDIA files can be placed in any folder.
In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .NOMEDIA file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:
A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .NOMEDIA file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .NOMEDIA file, so download the update and check again.
If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:
It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.