NOMEDIAfile extension

Android No Media File

Have trouble opening the .nomedia extension? Don't panic! This page explains nomedia files and suggests programs you may use to open nomedia files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is NOMEDIA file?

The Android OS uses a NOMEDIA file (Android No Media File). This file type can be seen when you attempt to open a video on your device, but it cannot be played. A NOMEDIA file is created when no media file is available for your device to play.

More information

One use for Android's NOMEDIA files is to exclude a folder from the Gallery app.

Another use case is to enhance multimedia-viewing apps' performance by excluding folders that contain large numbers of images or videos from searches. This will cause the app's other files to load and display more quickly. Some Android apps create NOMEDIA files to ensure that multimedia files they include are not shown in apps like music players and image browsers.

Sometimes, you may wish to include a folder containing a NOMEDIA file in multimedia apps' media searches. In this case, you can delete the file using an Android file manager. And you can use an Android file manager to open a NOMEDIA file.

How to open NOMEDIA file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the nomedia extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the nomedia file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the nomedia file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open NOMEDIA files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your nomedia file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.