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Pictures metro app not detecting pictures in my library

  1. #1

    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro

    Pictures metro app not detecting pictures in my library

    I used the file explorer on desktop to move a bunch of pictures off an external backup drive and into the pictures folder within my pictures library. They now show up under the pictures library in desktop. But the Metro Pictures app insists that there are no pictures in my pictures library. Any suggestions?

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  2. #2

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

    reinstall pics app
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  3. #3

    same problem here:

    problems with metro "photos" app

    reinstall didn't help.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I was having the same issue, primarily after a refresh. Why it occurred, I have no idea. It can be fixed by temporarily moving the default location of your entire Pictures library. It doesn't matter which directory you change it to. Also, there is no need to move the files to that location (just keep them where they are); just the default folder need be moved, so when it prompts you, simply click "no." Then, after that is done, move it back to your default location, wherever that may be. You may or may not be having similar issues with your Skydrive account. If you are, move the "Photos" folder anywhere and then move it back to the default location on your Skydrive account. That should also fix the issue if you are experiencing it on Skydrive. Hope this helps.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Did not work for me...still no photos in Photo app. Back to the good old working desktop apps.
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Pictures metro app not detecting pictures in my library

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