It sounds like you have multiple thumbnails for each photo.
The images you see in Windows Photo Gallery are thumbnails of the actual
photo. Sometimes the
thumbnail database gets messed up. You can force a rebuild, by deleting or
The C:\Users\[username]\AppData folder is hidden, so you can't see it until
you change your settings to show hidden files. To show hidden files, open
Windows Explorer, click on "Organize", select "Folder & Search Options",
Select "View", check "Show hidden files and folders", OK
Close WPG, then go to
C:\Users\(youraccount)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Win dows Photo Gallery\
Rename Pictures.pd4 to Pictures.pd4.old, and re-open WPG to see if that
Vista Home Premium 32 SP2 beta
"Potosh" <Potosh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> My HP Photo Essentials Program stop working. Microsoft advised that I
> remove Photo Essentials which I did. I then went to my Windows Photo
> and found that I had as many as 17 duplicate copies of all my photos. If
> remove just one copy to the recycle bin it also removed the original copy
> from "My Pictures".
> 1. Can anyone tell me why this happened?
> 2. Is there a way that I can remove these pictures from my photo gallery
> without removing the picture from the "My Picture file?
> I wish you all a happy new year and mine will also be happy if any one can
> give me some help with this frustrating problem. Thanks