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deleting tags

  1. #1


    patrick A. Guest

    deleting tags

    I have about a dozen tags (some nested) that I have been trying to delete.

    I have tried numerous work-arounds including renaming them then deleting.

    They seem to delete but when I close the photo gallery then open it again,
    they haven't been deleted (renamed, or even de-nested depending on what I try)

    Any that I have added lately DO delete, which is real confusing.
    I have been trying for about a month now, and want to restart from scratch.

    I own the computer w/admin rights (home premium 32bit)

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  3. #2


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: deleting tags

    patrick A. wrote:

    > I have about a dozen tags (some nested) that I have been trying to
    > delete.
    >
    > I have tried numerous work-arounds including renaming them then
    > deleting.
    >
    > They seem to delete but when I close the photo gallery then open it
    > again, they haven't been deleted (renamed, or even de-nested
    > depending on what I try)
    >
    > Any that I have added lately DO delete, which is real confusing.
    > I have been trying for about a month now, and want to restart from
    > scratch.
    >
    > I own the computer w/admin rights (home premium 32bit)
    ==================================
    No guarantees...but if you are trying to clean up
    and start over...the following info may be useful:

    The "Pictures.pd4" database includes thumbs
    and metadata and is found at the following location.

    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\
    Windows Photo Gallery\Pictures.pd4

    The file can also be found with an Advanced
    Search for pd4.

    Go to...Start / Search / Advanced Search.

    Check the box..."Include non-indexed, hidden,
    and system files" Enter pd4 in the Name field

    Renaming or deleting the .pd4 file should
    clean up your Photo Gallery.

    Try renaming it... Pictures.OLD
    If you are unhappy with the results...you can
    try changing it back to Pictures.pd4.

    --

    John Inzer
    MS Picture It! -
    Digital Image MVP

    Digital Image
    Highlights and FAQs
    http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



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  4. #3


    patrick A. Guest

    Re: deleting tags



    "John Inzer" wrote:

    > patrick A. wrote:

    > > I have about a dozen tags (some nested) that I have been trying to
    > > delete.
    > >
    > > I have tried numerous work-arounds including renaming them then
    > > deleting.
    > >
    > > They seem to delete but when I close the photo gallery then open it
    > > again, they haven't been deleted (renamed, or even de-nested
    > > depending on what I try)
    > >
    > > Any that I have added lately DO delete, which is real confusing.
    > > I have been trying for about a month now, and want to restart from
    > > scratch.
    > >
    > > I own the computer w/admin rights (home premium 32bit)
    > ==================================
    > No guarantees...but if you are trying to clean up
    > and start over...the following info may be useful:
    >
    > The "Pictures.pd4" database includes thumbs
    > and metadata and is found at the following location.
    >
    > C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\
    > Windows Photo Gallery\Pictures.pd4
    >
    > The file can also be found with an Advanced
    > Search for pd4.
    >
    > Go to...Start / Search / Advanced Search.
    >
    > Check the box..."Include non-indexed, hidden,
    > and system files" Enter pd4 in the Name field
    >
    > Renaming or deleting the .pd4 file should
    > clean up your Photo Gallery.
    >
    > Try renaming it... Pictures.OLD
    > If you are unhappy with the results...you can
    > try changing it back to Pictures.pd4.
    >
    > --
    >
    > John Inzer
    > MS Picture It! -
    > Digital Image MVP
    >
    > Digital Image
    > Highlights and FAQs
    > http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695
    >
    > Notice
    > This is not tech support
    > I am a volunteer
    >
    > Solutions that work for
    > me may not work for you
    >
    > Proceed at your own risk
    >
    > =====================
    I renamed the pd4 as you suggested, but when I went into the Photo Gallery
    they reappeared.
    When I looked at the Appdata file it had copied the renamed file and named
    it Pictures.pd4

    >I then deleted both files but then Pictures.pd4 reappeared, and when I reopened Photo Gallery the tags were still there.
    I even deleted the files from the recycle bin figuring that maybe the tags
    are being restored somehow.
    I then opened the Photo Gallery again, and voila! they are still there.
    As I write this the AppData file doesn't show they exist; the recycle bin
    doesn't show they exist; so I'm going to reboot my computer and cross my
    fingers.

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  5. #4


    patrick A. Guest

    Re: deleting tags



    "patrick A." wrote:

    >
    >
    > "John Inzer" wrote:
    >

    > > patrick A. wrote:

    > > > I have about a dozen tags (some nested) that I have been trying to
    > > > delete.
    > > >
    > > > I have tried numerous work-arounds including renaming them then
    > > > deleting.
    > > >
    > > > They seem to delete but when I close the photo gallery then open it
    > > > again, they haven't been deleted (renamed, or even de-nested
    > > > depending on what I try)
    > > >
    > > > Any that I have added lately DO delete, which is real confusing.
    > > > I have been trying for about a month now, and want to restart from
    > > > scratch.
    > > >
    > > > I own the computer w/admin rights (home premium 32bit)
    > > ==================================
    > > No guarantees...but if you are trying to clean up
    > > and start over...the following info may be useful:
    > >
    > > The "Pictures.pd4" database includes thumbs
    > > and metadata and is found at the following location.
    > >
    > > C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\
    > > Windows Photo Gallery\Pictures.pd4
    > >
    > > The file can also be found with an Advanced
    > > Search for pd4.
    > >
    > > Go to...Start / Search / Advanced Search.
    > >
    > > Check the box..."Include non-indexed, hidden,
    > > and system files" Enter pd4 in the Name field
    > >
    > > Renaming or deleting the .pd4 file should
    > > clean up your Photo Gallery.
    > >
    > > Try renaming it... Pictures.OLD
    > > If you are unhappy with the results...you can
    > > try changing it back to Pictures.pd4.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > John Inzer
    > > MS Picture It! -
    > > Digital Image MVP
    > >
    > > Digital Image
    > > Highlights and FAQs
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695
    > >
    > > Notice
    > > This is not tech support
    > > I am a volunteer
    > >
    > > Solutions that work for
    > > me may not work for you
    > >
    > > Proceed at your own risk
    > >
    > > =====================
    > I renamed the pd4 as you suggested, but when I went into the Photo Gallery
    > they reappeared.
    > When I looked at the Appdata file it had copied the renamed file and named
    > it Pictures.pd4

    > >I then deleted both files but then Pictures.pd4 reappeared, and when I reopened Photo Gallery the tags were still there.
    > I even deleted the files from the recycle bin figuring that maybe the tags
    > are being restored somehow.
    > I then opened the Photo Gallery again, and voila! they are still there.
    > As I write this the AppData file doesn't show they exist; the recycle bin
    > doesn't show they exist; so I'm going to reboot my computer and cross my
    > fingers.
    ===================
    I've rebooted the computer; the AppData file came up non-existent, but when
    I opened the Photo Gallery the tags reappeared which then created the pd4
    file.

    If you happen to know Plan B Mr. Inzer it would be appreciated... (greatly)

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  6. #5


    Dave Guest

    Re: deleting tags

    I'm starting to think that you don't have permission to alter the files
    these tags are stored in.
    In WPG, under Tags (on the left ), click on one of the tags you want to
    delete. It should show all the photos that have that tag.
    Right-click on one of the photos and check the Properties -
    Is the file read-only?
    Click on Security - Advanced - Owner
    Are you the owner?



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    "patrick A." <patrickA@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:A2347975-2821-4058-B588-470997BD71C6@xxxxxx

    >
    >
    > "patrick A." wrote:
    >

    >>
    >>
    >> "John Inzer" wrote:
    >>

    >> > patrick A. wrote:
    >> > > I have about a dozen tags (some nested) that I have been trying to
    >> > > delete.
    >> > >
    >> > > I have tried numerous work-arounds including renaming them then
    >> > > deleting.
    >> > >
    >> > > They seem to delete but when I close the photo gallery then open it
    >> > > again, they haven't been deleted (renamed, or even de-nested
    >> > > depending on what I try)
    >> > >
    >> > > Any that I have added lately DO delete, which is real confusing.
    >> > > I have been trying for about a month now, and want to restart from
    >> > > scratch.
    >> > >
    >> > > I own the computer w/admin rights (home premium 32bit)
    >> > ==================================
    >> > No guarantees...but if you are trying to clean up
    >> > and start over...the following info may be useful:
    >> >
    >> > The "Pictures.pd4" database includes thumbs
    >> > and metadata and is found at the following location.
    >> >
    >> > C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\
    >> > Windows Photo Gallery\Pictures.pd4
    >> >
    >> > The file can also be found with an Advanced
    >> > Search for pd4.
    >> >
    >> > Go to...Start / Search / Advanced Search.
    >> >
    >> > Check the box..."Include non-indexed, hidden,
    >> > and system files" Enter pd4 in the Name field
    >> >
    >> > Renaming or deleting the .pd4 file should
    >> > clean up your Photo Gallery.
    >> >
    >> > Try renaming it... Pictures.OLD
    >> > If you are unhappy with the results...you can
    >> > try changing it back to Pictures.pd4.
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> >
    >> > John Inzer
    >> > MS Picture It! -
    >> > Digital Image MVP
    >> >
    >> > Digital Image
    >> > Highlights and FAQs
    >> > http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695
    >> >
    >> > Notice
    >> > This is not tech support
    >> > I am a volunteer
    >> >
    >> > Solutions that work for
    >> > me may not work for you
    >> >
    >> > Proceed at your own risk
    >> >
    >> > =====================
    >> I renamed the pd4 as you suggested, but when I went into the Photo
    >> Gallery
    >> they reappeared.
    >> When I looked at the Appdata file it had copied the renamed file and
    >> named
    >> it Pictures.pd4

    >> >I then deleted both files but then Pictures.pd4 reappeared, and when I
    >> >reopened Photo Gallery the tags were still there.
    >> I even deleted the files from the recycle bin figuring that maybe the
    >> tags
    >> are being restored somehow.
    >> I then opened the Photo Gallery again, and voila! they are still there.
    >> As I write this the AppData file doesn't show they exist; the recycle bin
    >> doesn't show they exist; so I'm going to reboot my computer and cross my
    >> fingers.
    > ===================
    > I've rebooted the computer; the AppData file came up non-existent, but
    > when
    > I opened the Photo Gallery the tags reappeared which then created the pd4
    > file.
    >
    > If you happen to know Plan B Mr. Inzer it would be appreciated...
    > (greatly)

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  7. #6


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: deleting tags

    patrick A. wrote:

    > I've rebooted the computer; the AppData file came up non-existent,
    > but when I opened the Photo Gallery the tags reappeared which then
    > created the pd4 file.
    >
    > If you happen to know Plan B Mr. Inzer it would be appreciated...
    > (greatly)
    ===============================
    Deleting or renaming the .pd4 file will force
    PhotoGallery to create a new .pd4 file the
    next time it is opened. And...the PhotoGallery
    should appear as it did the first time you
    ever opened it.

    If metadata is still being cataloged...it is more
    than likely included in the image files themselves.

    Right click one of your .jpg files and choose...
    Properties / Summary tab / Advanced button...
    you should find the included metadata.
    IE: Title, Subject, Keywords, Comments, Author.

    --

    John Inzer
    MS Picture It! -
    Digital Image MVP

    Digital Image
    Highlights and FAQs
    http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



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  8. #7


    patrick A. Guest

    Re: deleting tags

    I don't have any pictures tagged at all. I'm sure that they were attached to
    photos.
    As a side note, (maybe) my Norton Antivirus stopped a "Bloodhound Exploit
    13" when I did attach the tag to a picture. However, the attack was on three
    other tmp files. (I did check those three photos' properties and I am the
    owner)

    "Dave" wrote:

    > I'm starting to think that you don't have permission to alter the files
    > these tags are stored in.
    > In WPG, under Tags (on the left ), click on one of the tags you want to
    > delete. It should show all the photos that have that tag.
    > Right-click on one of the photos and check the Properties -
    > Is the file read-only?
    > Click on Security - Advanced - Owner
    > Are you the owner?
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >
    > "patrick A." <patrickA@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:A2347975-2821-4058-B588-470997BD71C6@xxxxxx

    > >
    > >
    > > "patrick A." wrote:
    > >

    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "John Inzer" wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > patrick A. wrote:
    > >> > > I have about a dozen tags (some nested) that I have been trying to
    > >> > > delete.
    > >> > >
    > >> > > I have tried numerous work-arounds including renaming them then
    > >> > > deleting.
    > >> > >
    > >> > > They seem to delete but when I close the photo gallery then open it
    > >> > > again, they haven't been deleted (renamed, or even de-nested
    > >> > > depending on what I try)
    > >> > >
    > >> > > Any that I have added lately DO delete, which is real confusing.
    > >> > > I have been trying for about a month now, and want to restart from
    > >> > > scratch.
    > >> > >
    > >> > > I own the computer w/admin rights (home premium 32bit)
    > >> > ==================================
    > >> > No guarantees...but if you are trying to clean up
    > >> > and start over...the following info may be useful:
    > >> >
    > >> > The "Pictures.pd4" database includes thumbs
    > >> > and metadata and is found at the following location.
    > >> >
    > >> > C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\
    > >> > Windows Photo Gallery\Pictures.pd4
    > >> >
    > >> > The file can also be found with an Advanced
    > >> > Search for pd4.
    > >> >
    > >> > Go to...Start / Search / Advanced Search.
    > >> >
    > >> > Check the box..."Include non-indexed, hidden,
    > >> > and system files" Enter pd4 in the Name field
    > >> >
    > >> > Renaming or deleting the .pd4 file should
    > >> > clean up your Photo Gallery.
    > >> >
    > >> > Try renaming it... Pictures.OLD
    > >> > If you are unhappy with the results...you can
    > >> > try changing it back to Pictures.pd4.
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> >
    > >> > John Inzer
    > >> > MS Picture It! -
    > >> > Digital Image MVP
    > >> >
    > >> > Digital Image
    > >> > Highlights and FAQs
    > >> > http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695
    > >> >
    > >> > Notice
    > >> > This is not tech support
    > >> > I am a volunteer
    > >> >
    > >> > Solutions that work for
    > >> > me may not work for you
    > >> >
    > >> > Proceed at your own risk
    > >> >
    > >> > =====================
    > >> I renamed the pd4 as you suggested, but when I went into the Photo
    > >> Gallery
    > >> they reappeared.
    > >> When I looked at the Appdata file it had copied the renamed file and
    > >> named
    > >> it Pictures.pd4
    > >> >I then deleted both files but then Pictures.pd4 reappeared, and when I
    > >> >reopened Photo Gallery the tags were still there.
    > >> I even deleted the files from the recycle bin figuring that maybe the
    > >> tags
    > >> are being restored somehow.
    > >> I then opened the Photo Gallery again, and voila! they are still there.
    > >> As I write this the AppData file doesn't show they exist; the recycle bin
    > >> doesn't show they exist; so I'm going to reboot my computer and cross my
    > >> fingers.
    > > ===================
    > > I've rebooted the computer; the AppData file came up non-existent, but
    > > when
    > > I opened the Photo Gallery the tags reappeared which then created the pd4
    > > file.
    > >
    > > If you happen to know Plan B Mr. Inzer it would be appreciated...
    > > (greatly)
    >
    >

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