Windows 10: Unwanted pictures in Photos (Trusted Microsoft Store App)

Discus and support Unwanted pictures in Photos (Trusted Microsoft Store App) in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I've done extensive searching for a solution. It seems everyone that has experienced this problem has found a solution; but nothing I have tried works.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Shane Gorman, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Unwanted pictures in Photos (Trusted Microsoft Store App)


    I've done extensive searching for a solution. It seems everyone that has experienced this problem has found a solution; but nothing I have tried works. My Gallery is littered with unwanted Xbox .png files, OneNote .png files, Skype .png files, Microsoft .png files, etc....

    I will tell you that I know for a fact it was my fault and they are not there for any unknown reason. By accident I imported everything from my external hard drive into this APP. It imported 27000 pictures. Little did I know that most of these pictures I imported were complete nuisances!

    Within the App I have tried Settings>Sources> and so far I have only four items in the list: C:\Users\User\Pictures, D:\PLAYA\My Photos\IPHONE PICS\2019, C:\Users\User\OneDrive\Pictures, and C:\Users\User\Pictures\Our Time With German Girls. These are the four items in Sources. I have gone to each of these items File Explorer locations and made sure they contained only the photos I desire to be in the App.

    I have Updated my: Windows Update (Last Checked: Today, 5:10 PM) and restarted my computer.

    Yes, I can Right-Click a single, unwanted, item and reveal it's File Location; but I cannot delete them. Not only because I'm receiving a "File Access Denied" message, which gives me two options: 1) Try Again and 2) Cancel … but also, because I don't want to delete these items permanently in case they serve a purpose. I simply don't want to see them in this Photo App.

    What am I doing wrong? What am I missing? Is there something I haven't tried? Is there something I don't know?

    If I cannot find a solution to this problem the easy way. Is there a way I can wipe the App clean and just start my collection all over again? I don't have a problem with that. I do have all my wanted pictures and photos backed up on my external hard drive; but it would be nice if this issue could be resolved the easy way.

    PS. I also read somewhere that Windows Live Essentials could be updated or changed to potentially resolve this problem, but I cannot find Windows Live Essentials in my Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features list. Is that why I'm having this issue?


    :)
     
    Shane Gorman, Sep 9, 2019
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  2. SahilManiar, Sep 9, 2019
    #2
  3. WINDOWS 10 MICROSOFT PHOTO APP

    Hello,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    The Photos app brings together pictures from all your devices using OneDrive, so that you can browse them by date, album or folder. It also automatically enhances photos, and creates albums for you, to showcase your best shots.

    I suggest you to follow the methods below and check if it helps:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to change the Default apps in the setting app and verify the result. You may follow the steps in the below:

    • Go to settings and system.
    • Click on Default Apps and select the appropriately.

    Method 2:

    I suggest you to reinstall Photo app using the PowerShell command
    and reinstall using the Windows store. Follow the below steps.

    • Open the Start menu, type Windows PowerShell in the search bar.
    • Right click on the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
    • Enter the below command to uninstall the Photo app.

    •   get-appxpackage  *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | remove-appxpackage

    More reference:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-10/photos

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.


     
    Anju Thekkethil, Sep 9, 2019
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  4. Unwanted pictures in Photos (Trusted Microsoft Store App)

    Why do my photos show up in the microsoft app but not in my pictures folder?

    Hi Cindy,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.



    This issue might occur if there is change in photo app settings.



    To assist you better, please provided us the information below:

    • When you say that "microsoft app", are you referring to photos app?
    • Have you made any changes to the computer prior to the issue?


    I suggest you to follow the steps below to check the source file for photos app and also copy the picture from external device.



    Step 1: I recommend you check the source file settings in the photos app settings and check if it helps.

    1. Click on Search bar.

    2. Then type "Photos" without the quotes in the search bar and click on it.

    3. Click on Settings on the bottom left corner of the Photos app.

    4. Then check if under Sources, pictures directory is present or not.



    Step 2: I suggest you to directly copy and paste the picture from the external device into the computer.

    Please get back to us with an update on issue displaying pictures imported in the photos app into picture folder, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Sep 9, 2019
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