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Pictures showing up when they are unwanted

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Pictures showing up when they are unwanted


    Hello everyone, I've just installed Windows 8 Release Preview and am running into a problem. Somehow, the pictures app was able to access my pictures folder on my main computer, running Windows 7 Professional. I've found no option to remove the shared folder on my Windows 8 system. I unshared the pictures folder on Windows 7 but the pictures are still flipping through the "metro" interface on my Windows 8 screen, some of which are pictures I rather not show. ie. one folder contains hundreds of mugshots of people in my organization who have died. Any tips would be greatly appreciated... Thanks! -G
    Last edited by Gnimble; 25 Sep 2012 at 08:57.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8 Enterprise


    Right click the Photos app, and in the bar on the bottom of the screen click the button "Turn Live Tile Off".
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thank you for the suggestion Dellius. That is what I did. I have other pictures that I would like to cycle through in the main windows screen so if I do this, it turns the cycling off for those pictures. Too bad I'm not able to limit what is shown like remove galleries that I would not like to show. I don't see an option for that.
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Pictures showing up when they are unwanted
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