I think I found a work around for this problem. In gallery, I created an Album named "Private" and transferred in all of the pictures I wanted "hidden." Then in Gallery, Select the Album Tab. Click the 3 dots @ the top right & select "Hide or Unhide Albums." I then scrolled until I found my "Private" Album & selected it. This hides that Album & it's contents in the Gallery. It's not password protected but it is out of view & "hidden" from your Gallery. To view or access your "Private" Album, simply click Gallery, Albums, 3 dots Menu & select "Hide or Unhide Albums." Select your "Private" Album & the Album becomes available for use until you "Hide" it again. I hope Samsung will take a hint & reenable the "Private Mode" soon. I really prefer my personal files password protected. "Secure Folder" does not provide easy access to its contents & is a pain to use quickly.
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