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Windows 8 tile problem

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    Windows 8 tile problem


    Hi,Just had this new laptop running windows 8 and its an Acer.
    When I select the photos tile on the screen it goes to another screen which is black with a blue square icon and underneath it tells me that there are no files or folders in this view.There are photos in my picture folder as I just put then in.But if I go to the other method and select the My picture folder the photos are there.
    Any Help Please.

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    Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, tankid.

    You might want to run through these:

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by tankid View Post
    Hi,Just had this new laptop running windows 8 and its an Acer.
    When I select the photos tile on the screen it goes to another screen which is black with a blue square icon and underneath it tells me that there are no files or folders in this view.There are photos in my picture folder as I just put then in.But if I go to the other method and select the My picture folder the photos are there.
    Any Help Please.
    Hello tankid, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    By default, the modern Photos app opens to your Pictures library.

    Unless you have your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures" folder added to the Pictures library, the pictures in your Pictures user folder will not show in your Pictures library.

    Double check to make sure that the folder your pictures are in are added to your Picture library, then check to see if they show up afterwards when you open the Photos app.

    Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8
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    Thank you both I think I'm there now.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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    Yea.I have only just had this W8 laptop for me to get around it,I only have it on a few days trial before I get the one I requested.
    Will be going back to the PC engineer on Saturday to choose the laptop that I require.
    At this moment it will be W8 i5 8gb ram 1TB hdd led screen Not sure what make as yet.
    Many Thanks.Most prob I will be here next week with some other postings.Thanks.
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    You're welcome and come back whenever you need help. Good luck with your purchase.
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    Thanks for that,very nice.
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