Re: Can't view folders or pictures in Gallery
Downloaded and installed Windows Live Photo Gallery as you suggested only to
find it returns exactly the same error as the original WPG when I try and add
my 'Pictures' folder to the Gallery: Folder can't be included in the gallery
This folder, or a folder it's in, is marked as hidden. Photo Gallery can't
index hidden folders.
"John Inzer" wrote:
> browniebodrum wrote:
> > Since migrating folders from my previous (XP) laptop to a new one
> > running Vista Business, I've never got Windows Photo Gallery (WPG) to
> > work properly with my picture folders. All the pictures I've taken
> > are in a folder called Pictures, (it was the 'My Pictures folder in
> > XP) which to get to now, in Vista's version of Windows Explorer I
> > navigate to like this: [MyName]\Pictures. If I open a picture from
> > there, it opens with WPG and I can change its settings, name etc,
> > move forward/back through the pictures in that folder and so on.
> > But if open WPG from the Start menu and then try and add my 'Pictures'
> > folder (where the pictures really are) by browsing to it, I just get
> > this message: You can't add this location to the Gallery. This
> > folder or 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. How can I do this when they're
> > already IN the 'Pictures' folder? I've tried moving some photo
> > folders to 'Documents' but this produced the same error message.
> > I can open and view a particular picture in WPG but I really want to
> > start cataloguing and tagging hundreds of them in tens of different
> > folders and I can't do that while I can't view their folders in WPG.
> > If I open WPG from the Start menu, there ARE photos showing there,
> > but they are 'public' and 'sample' pictures that came with the
> > hardware, not ones I've taken...
> > Any suggestions, please?
> First suggestion would be to download
> and install Windows Live Photo Gallery.
> J. Inzer MS-MVP
> Digital Media Experience
> This is not tech support
> I am a volunteer
> Solutions that work for
> me may not work for you
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