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Photos App can't see my 2nd Hard Drive

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    Photos App can't see my 2nd Hard Drive

    Hi All,

    I've added my Photos folder from my 2nd hard drive to Libraries. I go into the Photos App and it says I have no photos. I don't have any photos in my 1st Hard Drive C:\ but I have loads in my 2nd hard drive.

    Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I have pictures across multiple HDD's (3) and the Photos apps sees them.

    Now that you've added your photos to the library, maybe you can uninstall the Photo apps and redownload it from the Windows Store. That will force the app to scan the library again. But there must be a way to refresh the search for pics within the app. Maybe I'll explore it again.
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    I've found out restarting my PC allows the photo app to see my 2nd HDD. I hope I don't have to restart everytime I add a new photo.

    Thanks for your help. I would've reinstalled if restarting hadn't've worked.
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Photos App can't see my 2nd Hard Drive

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