On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:02:01 -0700, Bruno
>Thanks Dave. Yes - that's exactly what does not work. If I do "File - Add
>folder to Gallery", WPG says that this folder is a system folder or hidden
>(which it's not...) and suggests to move the pictures to the "Pictures"
>folder... same message for any other folder.
>I cannot see any pictures in WPG except the samples that come with vista.
>But my own pictures are visible in Windows Explorer and from Explorer I can
>start a slide show of these pictures.
>I can import pictures from my camera with the normal Windows automatic
>import dialog and see the pictures with Explorer, but not with WPG. If I use
>WPG to import the pictures from the camera, they are imported and visible
>with the explorer but never show up in WPG.
>I have admin rights and ownership of all files and directories. Vista was
>factory installed and I just copied my Pictures folders/files from a backup
>harddisk to the new vista pictures folder.
You seem to be getting confused over Photo Gallery's default settings.
It's purpose is to display photos, NOT store them in some special
folders, yet if you read some of Microsoft's lame instructions that is
inferred. In fact Photo Gallery will display any supported file type
regardless what folder or drive they happen to be stored on your
In Microsoft's bungling way of doing things the PICTURE folder on your
root drive is the default folder that Photo Gallery will display. NO
professional or experienced Windows user would ever clutter up his
root drive with hundreds or thousands of his photos in that folder.
Thankfully, at least Microsoft made it possible to add other folders
to the default picture folder so it will open them automatically as
Remember... if you start up Photo Galley it on it's own defaults to
the picture folder and any other folder you've added to Photo
Now here's a far better way:
1. Set up any number of folders anywhere on your system YOU want them
calling them whatever you want. Put your photo here!
2. When you want to view photos or vids in Photo Galley, instead fire
up Windows Explorer, having set it up to show thumbnails which is
done by selection one of the display icon settings.
3. Now suppose you have 1,000 photos in one folder, assuming you sort
Explorer by name, and you don't want to wade through all 1,000
picture, but want to start at the one named Molly.
4. Simply scroll down till you see the thumbnail of Molly, then double
click it and it will automatically open in Photo Galley.
5. To see the next or previous image click on the appropriate arrow
and you have a manually controlled slide show from any point you
decide to begin at.
To make a "slide show" that you burn to a CD is fairly simple to. If
that's what you want ask.