Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Photos app won't display any photos

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Photos app won't display any photos

    The Photos app on my Windows 8.1 Pro PC won't show any pictures either in the Pictures Library or in OneDrive. It only can display folders but not pictures. In other Windows Store apps, another weird things happens. The photos show up but with no thumbnails. I tried a reformat and reinstall and the problem disappeared. That is until I signed in my Microsoft account. The problem comes back. Here are some screenshots to clarify the problem.

    NOTE: I'm using Hotspot Shield because an error appears every time I install Windows updates or Windows Store apps. I use Hotspot Shield to bypass this error but even disabling it doesn't solve the problem.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Photos in OneDrive.png   Photos app.png   Photos app 2.png   OneDrive.png  

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 32bit/64bit

    I had such a problem too, the culprit for me was LibreOffice which messed up the KindMap in the Registry; so you could try to look for the Kind column and see if your pictures have the right Kind category set: pictures. (LibreOffice changed the Kind category to document and so the Photo app was not showing any pictures as it thought of them as documents not as pictures.)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    When I click the Photos tile on the Start Screen I get a brief screen showing Pictures Libraries but no shows boxes with document info about each picture....this is all very brief and then it changes back to the Start Screen almost immediately...I'm sure it's something I've accidently turned on or off....had recently updated to Windows 8.1 and all had worked fine.....need suggestions and help....thanks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Can't help you with the metro app but---

    I don't use it.
    I use Photo Gallery.
    It works good.

    Photo Gallery - Microsoft Windows
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Photos app won't display any photos

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Display tags on photos using Windows Live Photo Gallery
When making a slide show with Windows Live Photo Gallery, is it possible to display the tags on the photos? If so, how do you do that? Thanks.
General Support
Android Photos Showing in Photos app on PC
Hi everyone, I have an Android phone and a Windows 8 PC I built. I took a picture on my phone and went on my computer and the photo showed up in my Photos tile. I have no idea where the picture came from because my PC and my phone aren't linked up and the photo only shows on the tile not in the...
Software and Apps
Photos Tile - Set Images to Display in Windows 8.1
How to Set Images to Show on Photos Tile on your Start Screen in Windows 8.1 By default, the live tile is turned on for the Photos app on your Start screen, and shuffles images from within your Pictures library on the Photos tile. This tutorial will show you how to set to show a single...
Photos app facebook photos sync - something went wrong
I am having problems with my Surface Pro not pulling all my pics from facebook. It keeps saying something went wrong try again later. I have disconnected my Facebook account and started all over but it didn't help. Just noticed this today so I don't know when it started.
Software and Apps
How to sort photos in Windows 8 photos app by number?
Currently in my photos app, the photos are sorted 1,10,11 and so on. Is there a way to sort them 1,2,3 and so on?
How to Remove Facebook Photos in Photos app?
My Photos app on Startscreen is still showing Facebook photos that were deleted from FB. How can I get rid of them? Where are they stored? Switching Facebook off and on in Settings didn't make any difference.
Software and Apps
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...
Installation & Setup

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook