How to hide or unhide pictures on the BlackBerry smartphone

Article ID: KB18466

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 09-14-2012

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry 7 OS and earlier
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  • BlackBerry Device Software version 4.5 to 7.0
  • BlackBerry smartphones
  • DT 1390793
  • DT 2022499
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Follow these steps to hide or unhide pictures on the BlackBerry smartphone:

BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 to BlackBerry® 6.0:

Follow these steps to hide a picture on the BlackBerry smartphone:

  1. On the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, click Media.
  2. Go to Pictures.
  3. Open the picture desired to hide.
  4. Press the Menu key and click Properties.
  5. Select the Hidden check box and click Close.

Follow these steps to unhide a picture on the BlackBerry smartphone:

If the picture is in Device Memory,

  1. Click Device Memory.
  2. Click home.
  3. Click user.
  4. Click pictures.
  5. Press the Menu key and click Show Hidden.
  6. Hidden pictures will display dimmed.
  7. Highlight the hidden picture.
  8. Press the Menu key and click Properties.
  9. Uncheck the Hidden check box and click Close.

If the picture is in Media Card,

  1. Click Media Card.
  2. Click BlackBerry.
  3. Click Pictures.
  4. Press the Menu key and click Show hidden.
  5. Hidden pictures will display dimmed.
  6. Highlight the hidden picture.
  7. Press the Menu key and click Properties.
  8. Uncheck the Hidden check box and click Close.

BlackBerry Device Software 4.5:

Follow these steps to hide a picture on the BlackBerry smartphone:

  1. On the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, click Media.
  2. Go to Pictures.
  3. Once in pictures, it may be required to click on My Pictures.
  4. Open the picture desired to hide.
  5. Press the Menu key and click Properties.
  6. Select the Hidden check box and click Close.

Follow these steps to unhide a picture on the BlackBerry smartphone:

  1. Click Media.
  2. Press the Menu key and click Explore.

If the picture is in Device Memory,

  1. Click Device Memory.
  2. Click home.
  3. Click user.
  4. Click pictures.
  5. Press the Menu key and click Show Hidden.
  6. Hidden pictures will display dimmed.
  7. Highlight the hidden picture.
  8. Press the Menu key and click Properties.
  9. Uncheck the Hidden check box and click Close.

If the picture is in Media Card,

  1. Click Media Card.
  2. Click BlackBerry.
  3. Click Pictures.
  4. Press the Menu key and click Show Hidden.
  5. Hidden pictures will display dimmed.
  6. Highlight the hidden picture.
  7. Press the Menu key and click Properties.
  8. Uncheck the Hidden check box and click Close.

Note: The Hidden check box has been removed from 7.0 code when viewing the attributes from properties within the picture application. To set a picture to hidden, go to Media > Explore > Menu on Picture > Properties.

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If the computer is set to Show all hidden files and folders, the BlackBerry smartphone user should be able to view all hidden pictures by using Roxio® Media Manager. However, pictures cannot be hidden or shown using Roxio Media Manager. If a picture is on a media card and the computer is set to Show all files and folders, pictures can be viewed, hidden and shown by using the removable disk drive.

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