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Photos app won't display any photos

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Photos app won't display any photos

    The Photos app on my Windows 8.1 Pro PC won't show any pictures either in the Pictures Library or in OneDrive. It only can display folders but not pictures. In other Windows Store apps, another weird things happens. The photos show up but with no thumbnails. I tried a reformat and reinstall and the problem disappeared. That is until I signed in my Microsoft account. The problem comes back. Here are some screenshots to clarify the problem.

    NOTE: I'm using Hotspot Shield because an error appears every time I install Windows updates or Windows Store apps. I use Hotspot Shield to bypass this error but even disabling it doesn't solve the problem.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Photos in OneDrive.png   Photos app.png   Photos app 2.png   OneDrive.png  

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 32bit/64bit

    I had such a problem too, the culprit for me was LibreOffice which messed up the KindMap in the Registry; so you could try to look for the Kind column and see if your pictures have the right Kind category set: pictures. (LibreOffice changed the Kind category to document and so the Photo app was not showing any pictures as it thought of them as documents not as pictures.)
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  3. #3

    When I click the Photos tile on the Start Screen I get a brief screen showing Pictures Libraries but no shows boxes with document info about each picture....this is all very brief and then it changes back to the Start Screen almost immediately...I'm sure it's something I've accidently turned on or off....had recently updated to Windows 8.1 and all had worked fine.....need suggestions and help....thanks.
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  4. #4

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Can't help you with the metro app but---

    I don't use it.
    I use Photo Gallery.
    It works good.

    Photo Gallery - Microsoft Windows
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Photos app won't display any photos
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