It can be very frustrating when you have a NOMEDIA file and you cannot open it. But do not worry, in most cases solution to your problem is very simple. Follow the instruction in steps 1-4 listed below and you should be able to solve your problem and open the NOMEDIA file with ease.
The text file with the NOMEDIA extension usually does not have a prefix and is only found on smartphones with the Android operating system. Used to mark the folder without media files. Thanks to this, applications automatically skip specified folders, without scanning them for multimedia files, which significantly affects their performance, especially on smartphones storing a large amount of data. By using these files it is also possible to disable advertising in applications.
NOMEDIA file icon should be displayed in a manner characteristic to the program which supports such file type. If NOMEDIA file icon is of the form of generic blank page icon or similar it means that given format is not associated with any program installed on the system. Below are listed some of the most popular causes of such situation
In order to solve the following problems, follow the instructions:
Step 1. Select, download and install relevant software. The list of programs supporting files with NOMEDIA extension can be found below:
Step 2. Associate software supporting NOMEDIA with this file format
Step 3. Scan the NOMEDIA file using an antivirus software
Step 4. Verify whether the file has been properly downloaded from the internet or copied from an external storage medium. If not, then re-download or copy the file again.
In 95% of cases following these steps should solve problems with NOMEDIA files. Sometimes, although rarely, the cause of encountered problems may be different.
Should all the above-mentioned solutions fail to resolve problems with NOMEDIA file extensions, there is one last thing you can do – contact an IT expert. You can also try to contact one of the developers of software that supports NOMEDIA files.