Windows 10: Windows 10 Photo inactive "Delete" button

Discus and support Windows 10 Photo inactive "Delete" button in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; My problem is the "Delete" button in Photo app is greyed out and unclickable. -> https://prnt.sc/v0krvg I try to delete images in C:\Users\%my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Kanna Verden, Oct 16, 2020 at 9:27 AM.

  1. Windows 10 Photo inactive "Delete" button


    My problem is the "Delete" button in Photo app is greyed out and unclickable.

    -> https://prnt.sc/v0krvg

    I try to delete images in C:\Users\%my username%\AppData\Roaming\ while viewing them in Photos app.


    In other folders outside "AppData" everything seems fine, "Delete" button is active. If I move an image from AppData to anywhere, the "Delete" button becomes active again.

    -> https://prnt.sc/v0kumi


    I assume the problem is in "AppData" folder. I tried to repair Photo app in the system settings, just in case. I also checked permissions, they're completely the same for the images in "AppData" and outside "AppData". I couldn't find anything related to the issue in Photo app's settings.

    I can delete images from "AppData" by just hitting delete button on my keyboard, but it's not comfortable this way, because I can't see fullsize image to decide if I want to delete it or not.

    I know I can just move the images to any other place, but I don't want to. I'd appreciate any help on the issue, it's quite annoying.

    :)
     
    Kanna Verden, Oct 16, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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  2. Deleting photos in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    - Are you using Photo app or other app?

    If you are referring to Photo app, follow the below steps and check.



    [*]1. In the Photos app, go to the folder with the files you want to delete.
    [*]2. Do one of the following:

    • If you’re looking at your list of photos and videos, swipe down on or right-click the files you want to delete. You can also tap or click
      Select all.
    • If you open a photo or video, swipe up from the bottom or right-click to see the app commands.

    3. Tap or click
    Delete.



    You can also delete photos using the Camera app, the OneDrive app, or File Explorer.

    The above steps are the only way to delete the photos.

    If you are referring to a different app or form different location, help us with more information.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Oct 16, 2020 at 9:28 AM
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  3. Bree Win User
    How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

    I know of no easier way to delete them, so here are the instructions.

    Delete System Image Restore Point from System Restore in Windows 10

    A System Image restore point is describe as type 'Backup'.


    Windows 10 Photo inactive "Delete" button [​IMG]


    First, go to Settings > Backup & Restore > Recovery and select the 'Restart now' button in Advanced Start-up.


    Windows 10 Photo inactive "Delete" button [​IMG]


    When you get Advanced Start-up, select Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, then Command Prompt.


    Windows 10 Photo inactive "Delete" button [​IMG]


    You will be asked to choose an administrator account and supply it's password, then the Command Prompt will open.

    Type the commands DISKPART then LIST VOL and EXIT to see a list of all drives, in this example the Windows system is on the C: drive, yours may have a different letter. Whatever the letter is, type it followed by a colon to switch to that drive, in this example I typed C:


    Windows 10 Photo inactive "Delete" button [​IMG]


    Then use the CD (change directory) command CD System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup

    Use the DIR command to check you are in the right folder, then use DEL to delete the contents of each of the Catalog and SPPMetadataCache folders.


    Windows 10 Photo inactive "Delete" button [​IMG]


    Youn can now close the command prompt window (or type EXIT) to restart the PC and go back to Windows.

    All System Image Restore points of type 'Backup' will now have gone.
     
  4. Rose Cal Win User

    Windows 10 Photo inactive "Delete" button

    Multiple Photos

    We suggest that you follow the steps below to delete the photo through Photos app:

    • If you’re looking at your list of photos in Photos app, select the photos by clicking on checkbox on the photos you want to delete. Click
      Delete icon at the bottom right corner to delete.
    • If you open a photo, Tap or press Delete
      key from keyboard.

    Let us know if you need more assistance.
     
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