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Pictures.Libraries-ms is no longer working

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    Pictures.Libraries-ms is no longer working


    Not sure where to post this. This error started a few days ago after a reboot for needed updates. I tried a restore point but it is still happening. When I open Explorer from the desktop, or try to open Photos in Metro I get this error.

    "Pictures.Libraries-ms is no longer working. This Library can be safely deleted from your computer. Folders that have been included will not be affected."

    I can drill down in explorer to my pictures folder and see my photos but the photo tile on Metro no longer functions when open, it still previews photos as a live tile though.
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    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mohave,

    You can delete any library that you get this type of error with, then see if you may be able restore the default libraries to have them work again. You may need to add folders you want back to each library.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thank you Brink. didn't realize it was that easy. was really bugging me but solved.
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    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm glad that got it sorted for you.
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