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Win 8.1 (Photos, RT Live-Tile) still shows deleted picture

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    Win 8.1 (Photos, RT Live-Tile) still shows deleted picture


    (Lenovo Yoga 13.3 full Windows updates 8.l install/conversion full updates again.)

    I took a snapshot using the webcam (via the Skype app) and it created a file C:\Users\JohnDoe\Pictures\Camera Roll\The Lame Picture.png

    It's been deleted for days (including the 'Camera Roll' subdirectory it rode in on).

    Per recommendations elsewhere online: I've removed all the suspect live-tiles from the Start menu: Photos, Skype, Camera and rebooted but no way Jose. That stupid little thumbnail is still rotating through the lineup like nobodies business.

    How do I clear the cash of that Photos live-tile?

    Thank you!

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    @gcoupe

    THAT! Thank you. You rock.

    The only other thing is that when I took the snapshot with Skype, and being logged into the machine with a me@windows-domain.com account, a copy of the snapshot was made to the Cloud Pictures directory as well as local Pictures. You have to remove the cloud image first. So the procedure is thus:

    - Delete "bad" photo from SkyDrive Pictures directory
    - From RT Photos app: Charms | Settings | Options | "turn off shuffle"
    - From Start page: edit and "Turn live tile off" for Photos tile
    - Delete all files from this directory (.dat files & jpg thumbnails - they will be recreated) - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Packages\FileManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState
    - Turn live-tile & shuffle back on

    Easy peasy!

    Thanks again.
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