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Photos App says it cand find any photos in here

  1. #1

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    windows 8 prof 64 bit

    Photos App says it cand find any photos in here

    I have several pictures folders in both my pictures and public pictures I also have individual photos at the roots of each directory. Windows 8 Photos app just comes up with a message "Can't find any pictures in here, make sure your pictures are in the picture library". They are!!!!! Any ideas Please?

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  2. #2

    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)

    pictures should be in desktop/libraries/pictures

    mine come up fine
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  3. #3

    Posts : 41
    Win 7/Win 8/Android x86/iOS/OS X

    Your error message can have the following root causes:

    - the indexing service isn't running (then the app can't query library images
    - access violation in your images library

    If the latter is the case, use context menu to reset your images library to default - copy some image files to image library and test whether it will run or not. Later on, you can rebuild / extend your images libraries with other folders.

    Note: Hope the names are written in a right order - I have a German Win 8 here, don't know the English commands (and I'm to lazy to set up an English language account on my machine).
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  4. #4

    Posts : 18
    windows 8 prof 64 bit

    I thought I replied to this yesterday but must have not applied it. Thank you gborn it was because my pictures was set as excluded from indexing. It works fine now
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Photos App says it cand find any photos in here

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