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photo app not displaying local pictures

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    photo app not displaying local pictures


    hello guys...
    I'm having a problem with windows 8 photo app...
    All of my images in my local drives are not showing in the photo app...
    It Says " All your photo sources are hidden. To show some, change your settings."


    Sorry for my bad english

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro with WMC


    hi first post so be gentile
    i have the same problem as you have you solved it yet ???
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by yanditole View Post
    hello guys...
    All of my images in my local drives are not showing in the photo app...
    It Says " All your photo sources are hidden. To show some, change your settings."

    After a lot of frustration, I found the solution:

    Open the Photos App.
    Then Press Windows key + C to open the Charms bar.
    Click Settings present at the Right pane to edit settings.
    Ensure Picture Library is selected
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    Windows 8


    Thanks! - That solved one part of my problem . . . . I was getting the 'Hidden, change settings' message too

    Now - All my photos are stored in folders on the D drive - How do I make the Start Menu tile take me there instead of to the 'pictures library' when I click the tile?

    TIA,

    Don
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    None of these fixes work for me. Somehow, the Metro UI lost the ability to see or open any photo files. Photos app only loads videos. Tried every fix I can find but nothing works. Everything works fine with all my desktop applications, just the stupid Metro UI that cannot see any photos on my hard drive. Does see Facebook photos. Tried recreating Libraries, moving photo to another folder and then back. Anyone have any suggestions? It is the second time this has happened, the first time I had to reload Windows. I do not want to do this a second time. Better to stay with the desktop applications.
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