Windows 10: Importing photos has changed

Discus and support Importing photos has changed in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Since a December update ??? which trashed my computer, inaccessible boot device issues when I import photos now, only a few go to to "My Pictures" as... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Sali w, Jan 11, 2021 at 1:52 AM.

  1. Sali w Win User

    Importing photos has changed

    Since a December update ??? which trashed my computer, inaccessible boot device issues when I import photos now, only a few go to to "My Pictures" as individual photos and are located anywhere among the thousands already stored. They used to load in a consecutive, monthly dated file which is what I want. I could not find most of the photos I have imported since December! I found Microsoft photos on the left hand side at the start bar and found more individual photos but I cannot share them. I want my photos to import to My Pictures in the month taken, in ONE file as they previously were. Help someone! Please DO NOT tell me this is a new updated version because it is NOT BETTER. Thank you for your time.

  2. Ruz San Win User

    importing photos

    Thank you for clearing that out. It looks like you are importing the files using the Photos app. When you import photos using this app, the files get imported into your Pictures library. To view these files, refer to these steps:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • On the list of folders on the left side of the window, click on Pictures. You shall see the photos imported from the SD card using the Photos app.

    Another option you have is to import the files solely using File Explorer. Here's how you can do it:

    • Connect the SD card into the computer.
    • Launch File Explorer.
    • Click on This PC.
    • Locate your SD card under Devices and drives.
    • Double-click on the SD card.
    • Manually choose which photos to move into your local folders. Right-click on each photo and choose
      Copy (Ctrl + C) then go to the destination folder then right-click on an empty space in the window and select
      Paste (Ctrl + V).
    • If you are importing all the photos, you can press Ctrl + A on the keyboard to select all of the files. Copy then Paste them into the destination folder.
    • If you are importing selective photos, hold the Ctrl key while clicking on the photos you want to copy. This will let you choose a number of photos instead of selecting all of them like what Step 7 suggests.

    Once you're able to get the hang of the tricks, importing photos will not be a challenge anymore.

    Tell us which method works best for you.

    We're here if you need more help.
  3. Arun B J Win User
    Unable to import photos

    Hi Georgio,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    • How are you trying to import photos?
    • Are you getting any error message?
    You may follow the steps provided below and check if it helps to resolve the issue

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with Devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your hardware and devices.

    Refer these steps:

    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel
    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons
    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel
    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter
    I suggest you to refer the link below and check if it helps

    Import photos and videos in Windows 8.1

    It applies to Windows 10 also.

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you
  4. Importing photos has changed

    Unable to change the import destination in photos

    Hi Karl,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    In order to get clarity on this issue and assist you with appropriate troubleshooting steps, please reply with the answers to the questions below.

    1. Are you aware of any changes made to this computer prior to the issue?
    2. How are you trying to import the camera photos onto your computer?

    If the Photos Application is just disappearing, then I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned in
    Fix problems with apps from Microsoft Store and then try to import the photos
    from your camera onto your computer.

    You might not be able to directly import the photos from your camera to a specific folder in the Photos application, so I suggest you to import the photos from your camera and it will appear in the Collection tab in the Photos application. Then, you
    will be able to create an Album for all those pictures.

    Else, once you connect your camera to the computer, you can go to
    This PC
    > Double-click on your camera > Copy the photos that you want by selecting the photos and pressing the
    Ctrl and C keys > Then, paste those photos in a specific folder that you have created.

    If you want this folder to be visible in the Photos application, then you just need to go to
    Folders tab beside to Albums tab > Click on
    Add a folder
    > Then, select the folder where the photos are located.

    For reference, you may also refer Import photos and videos from phone to
    and the section Import photos and videos from
    See all your photos and check if this helps.

    You may also follow the suggestions
    provided by Andre Da Costa dated December 21, 2015.

    Give it a shot and let us know of any changes.

    Hope it helps.
    Shafeeq_Khan, Jan 11, 2021 at 1:53 AM

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