deleting photos in windows photo gallery

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hidenjewl

I just got a new laptop with windows vista and tried using windows photo
gallery. I noticed that some of the folders were on there twice so I tried
deleting one of them and then the folder deleted but when I view al photos
and videos I'm left with a bunch of icons representing those pics. When I
try to delete those it tells me that those files have already been deleted or
that they are read only. There is absolutely nothing I can do with them and
I dont like leaving them on my computer. How do I delete these files???
Please Help, I've been working on this for so many hours my head hurts!
 

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John Inzer

hidenjewl wrote:

> I just got a new laptop with windows vista and tried using windows
> photo gallery. I noticed that some of the folders were on there
> twice so I tried deleting one of them and then the folder deleted but
> when I view al photos and videos I'm left with a bunch of icons
> representing those pics. When I try to delete those it tells me that
> those files have already been deleted or that they are read only.
> There is absolutely nothing I can do with them and I dont like
> leaving them on my computer. How do I delete these files??? Please
> Help, I've been working on this for so many hours my head hurts!
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You could try renaming or deleting the Photo
Gallery database Pictures.pd4 to Pictures.old.

This database 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
and left click the Search button.

The next time you open the Photo Gallery
it will be as it was the first time you opened it.

More...

Also...the following work around allows you to
remove all folders form PhotoGallery and then
you can add just the folders you wish to view.

If you would like to clear Windows
Vista Photo Gallery...try the following...
============================
The following steps should clear the
Photo Gallery...then you can add any
folder you choose.

Open Photo Gallery and go to...

File / Add Folder to Gallery

In the Folder field...Type C:\

The drop window will open...

In the drop window...choose...
"C:\Users" / OK / OK

In the left pane of Photo Gallery under
"Folders"...right click..."Users"

From the menu...choose...
"Remove From The Gallery" / Yes.

That should do it.....

Now you can go to...File / Include a folder
in the gallery...and choose any folder you
prefer.

If the result is not what you hoped for...
Right click your Start button and choose...Explore...

Navigate to the following folder:

C:\Users\>UserName<\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Photo Gallery
Delete everything in the folder...
Specifically...Pictures.pd4 and NavTree.State

The next time you open the Photo Gallery
it will be as it was the first time you opened it.

Good luck...

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John Inzer
 

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hidenjewl

Thank you so very much. This worked perfectly. I located the pd4 file in
windows gallery, deleted it and it got rid of my problem.

"John Inzer" wrote:

> hidenjewl wrote:

> > I just got a new laptop with windows vista and tried using windows
> > photo gallery. I noticed that some of the folders were on there
> > twice so I tried deleting one of them and then the folder deleted but
> > when I view al photos and videos I'm left with a bunch of icons
> > representing those pics. When I try to delete those it tells me that
> > those files have already been deleted or that they are read only.
> > There is absolutely nothing I can do with them and I dont like
> > leaving them on my computer. How do I delete these files??? Please
> > Help, I've been working on this for so many hours my head hurts!
> =============================
> Lots of info...keep scrolling...
>
> You could try renaming or deleting the Photo
> Gallery database Pictures.pd4 to Pictures.old.
>
> This database 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
> and left click the Search button.
>
> The next time you open the Photo Gallery
> it will be as it was the first time you opened it.
>
> More...
>
> Also...the following work around allows you to
> remove all folders form PhotoGallery and then
> you can add just the folders you wish to view.
>
> If you would like to clear Windows
> Vista Photo Gallery...try the following...
> ============================
> The following steps should clear the
> Photo Gallery...then you can add any
> folder you choose.
>
> Open Photo Gallery and go to...
>
> File / Add Folder to Gallery
>
> In the Folder field...Type C:\
>
> The drop window will open...
>
> In the drop window...choose...
> "C:\Users" / OK / OK
>
> In the left pane of Photo Gallery under
> "Folders"...right click..."Users"
>
> From the menu...choose...
> "Remove From The Gallery" / Yes.
>
> That should do it.....
>
> Now you can go to...File / Include a folder
> in the gallery...and choose any folder you
> prefer.
>
> If the result is not what you hoped for...
> Right click your Start button and choose...Explore...
>
> Navigate to the following folder:
>
> C:\Users\>UserName<\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Photo Gallery
> Delete everything in the folder...
> Specifically...Pictures.pd4 and NavTree.State
>
> The next time you open the Photo Gallery
> it will be as it was the first time you opened it.
>
> Good luck...
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
>
>
>
 

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