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Can't "Remove" Picture Folder from showing up in Windows Photo Gal pictures video

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Old 02-22-2007

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Can't "Remove" Picture Folder from showing up in Windows Photo Gal
Can't "Remove" Picture Folder from showing up in Windows Photo Gallery


I keep all of my photos, screenshots, and clip art in the "Pictures' folder
on my PC which is where Windows Photo Gallery (WPG) points to for its gallery
management. I would like to EXCLUDE certain folders from showing up in WPG.
I did a search and found the link below;

....which says to simply "right-click" on the folder from within WPG and
select "Remove from Gallery". That WOULD be awesome, but when I right-click
as the instructions say, an option does not come up for me to "Remove from
Gallery". Only RENAME and DELETE are remotely related, and each of those
choices affect the actual folder on the C Drive and not just the WPG overlay.

Any suggestions as to what I might be able to do? I have considered just
keeping photos I don't want to show up in WPG in another folder besides
"Pictures", but I'd rather not take that step until I've exhausted the WPG


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Old 03-21-2007
Dave Johnson [MSFT]

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Re: Can't "Remove" Picture Folder from showing up in Windows Photo Gal
Hi, thanks for posting your question.

You're right in that you can't remove certain folders from Windows Photo
Gallery. Specifically, the help topic for Photo Gallery says this:

You can remove folders that you have added to Photo Gallery at any time, but
you can't remove the folders that are in Photo Gallery by default.

In addition, you can't remove a subfolder without removing its top-level
folder as well.

So in your case, since Pictures is in the Gallery by default, it can't be
removed. In addition, you can't remove a subfolder of Pictures. To read the
entire help topic, go here:

The only solutiuon to your problem that I can think of is that you could
keep photos you want to exclude from appearing the Photo Gallery in a folder
that lives outside of Pictures.

I hope this information helps.

Dave Johnson
Windows User Assistance team
Microsoft Corporation

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