This is my first post, and I'm sure won't be my last. Forgive the long introduction to this, but I felt it best to explain what's been going on, and what I'm looking to achieve. Hopefully someone here will be able to help me out
On my previous phone (the already mentioned N95 8gb), I had a program called Advanced Device Lock from Webgate. It permitted access to certain areas via a passcode. It worked brilliantly, within reason. A few foibles to learn how to get around, but by and large it did what I wanted to do.
I've got a fair amount of images and videos that I kept seperate from the normal Images folder on my N95. Using ADL I blocked access to the File Manager, and thus denying access to the images and videos (because no other application the phone was able to get to them).
Today, I received my N97. Naturally, I wanted to duplicate the setup that I had on the N95. Which is where the problems began...
On my N95, I created a sub-folder called "Stuff" within a main folder called "My Videos". Neither the video player or image viewer could see these images, yet when I browsed to the folder in File Manager, I was able to access everything. Brilliant! The same can't be said for the N97.
No matter where I created a folder directory for my to-be-hidden images and files, they constantly appeared in the "Photos" and "Videos" applications. In this situation, ADL is of no use, so I turned to another program - Smart Guard. This program allows you to literally hide individual files and folders (presumably activating some kind of "hidden" switch). But all this served to do was hide the files from the main File Manager... Within the Photos and Videos applications, I could still see everything...
I'm really not happy with this. I find it hard to believe that such a step backwards could have been taken with the development of a new version of S60.
Now, I've spent the entire day looking for file-locking programs and hints at how I could hide my files in a way similar to my N95 method, but I've come up with nothing. Can anyone help me with this situation? I'm not prepared to spend any more money on programs, unless I'm confident I can achieve what I want to achieve, which is:
1. Hide images and videos from the "Photos" and "Videos" applications.
2. Still be able to access these files from the File Manager (which will be password protected, that's not an issue).
To anyone who can help me solve this, there's a virtual drink in it for you