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Photo Gallery not showing my pictures

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#1
HI!

Photo Gallery work ok for a good bit of time. Then somewhere along the line something got fixed which broke this! I used to be able to slap in my SD card and import to windows and then open photo gallery up and *bam* my photos would be there! It hasn't worked like that in sometime!

All my pictures go to c:\users\dave\pictures like they should. Open WPG (windows photo gallery from here on) and I try to File->Add folder to gallery and browse to the folder and a popup tells me "This folder of one of its parent folders is considered a system folder or marked as hidden. It's recommended that you move your pictures to the Pictures folder or to another folder."

I've googled and found the solution to change the pictures.pd4 file to pictures.old and then restart WPG. I've done this and nothing happens and if I try and add the fold Pictures I still get the above popup dialoge.

So, I'm at an impass here. WPG is good .. I like what it does and it's fairly simple to use and it came with the OS. Alternate solution is buy a modest piece of software to do the same unless there's an open source solutuion out there.

If anybody can help me that'd be just freak'n awesome! =) I got oodles of photos to tag and it being summer they just keep pouring in!

Thanks in advance!
 

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J

John Inzer

#2
MrBiggz wrote:

> HI!
>
> Photo Gallery work ok for a good bit of time. Then somewhere along
> the line something got fixed which broke this! I used to be able to
> slap in my SD card and import to windows and then open photo gallery
> up and *bam* my photos would be there! It hasn't worked like that in
> sometime!
>
> All my pictures go to c:\users\dave\pictures like they should. Open
> WPG (windows photo gallery from here on) and I try to File->Add folder
> to gallery and browse to the folder and a popup tells me "This folder
> of one of its parent folders is considered a system folder or marked
> as hidden. It's recommended that you move your pictures to the
> Pictures folder or to another folder."
>
> I've googled and found the solution to change the pictures.pd4 file to
> pictures.old and then restart WPG. I've done this and nothing happens
> and if I try and add the fold Pictures I still get the above popup
> dialoge.
>
> So, I'm at an impass here. WPG is good .. I like what it does and
> it's fairly simple to use and it came with the OS. Alternate
> solution is buy a modest piece of software to do the same unless
> there's an open source solutuion out there.
>
> If anybody can help me that'd be just freak'n awesome! =) I got
> oodles of photos to tag and it being summer they just keep pouring in!
>
> Thanks in advance!
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Might be worth a try to upgrade to Windows Live Photo Gallery.


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66monks

#3
Prompted by your post I have just discovered that Windows Vista (home premium
32 bit) now ignores an SD card inserted in the reader (whatever option is
selected in autoplay).

With the SD card inserted select "Computer" from Start menu;
select drive F and click on relevant folder(s). The photo files (usually the
..jpg extension) will be listed. Click any file to open WPG. Right click any
file and click properties to check the extension is .jpg and change the
opening program to WPG if not already so.
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"MrBiggz" wrote:

>
> HI!
>
> Photo Gallery work ok for a good bit of time. Then somewhere along the
> line something got fixed which broke this! I used to be able to slap in
> my SD card and import to windows and then open photo gallery up and
> *bam* my photos would be there! It hasn't worked like that in sometime!
>
> All my pictures go to c:\users\dave\pictures like they should. Open
> WPG (windows photo gallery from here on) and I try to File->Add folder
> to gallery and browse to the folder and a popup tells me "This folder of
> one of its parent folders is considered a system folder or marked as
> hidden. It's recommended that you move your pictures to the Pictures
> folder or to another folder."
>
> I've googled and found the solution to change the pictures.pd4 file to
> pictures.old and then restart WPG. I've done this and nothing happens
> and if I try and add the fold Pictures I still get the above popup
> dialoge.
>
> So, I'm at an impass here. WPG is good .. I like what it does and it's
> fairly simple to use and it came with the OS. Alternate solution is buy
> a modest piece of software to do the same unless there's an open source
> solutuion out there.
>
> If anybody can help me that'd be just freak'n awesome! =) I got oodles
> of photos to tag and it being summer they just keep pouring in!
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>
> --
> MrBiggz
>
 

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Messages
100
Location
Indianapolis IN
#4
Might be worth a try to upgrade to Windows Live Photo Gallery.
Bingo! Live was the way to go! I like better, it seems more responsive. And I found a cool little plug-in that I directly upload pics to facebook. Nioce .. real Nioce!!

Thanks Bud! :D
 

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System One

  • CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66Ghz
    Motherboard
    Abit IP35 Pro
    Memory
    4Gb Patriot PC1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA (Nvidia) GT 430 1GB
    Sound Card
    On board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Syncmaster 2494
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080

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