Windows 10: Windows photos app doesn't import photos while organising them by month anymore?

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  1. Jepsterf Win User

    Windows photos app doesn't import photos while organising them by month anymore?


    Hi, recently I found Windows Photos behaving differently from what it has done for years. For years when I would import photos it would automatically organise them in folders by month. Now it just imports everything into one main destination. Which sucks. Big time. I've looked around on the web and inside the app but I can't find any setting that seems to deal with this. \


    Please help!

    :)
     
  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. importing photos

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand the difficulties as you are unable to import pictures from your iPhone to the PC using Photos app.
    In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to the questions below:



    • What is the Windows 10 Version and Build installed? (Type
      winver in Windows search/Run command)?
    • Which app/program are you using to import the photos?
    • Did you try different USB cable to connect the iPhone?
    • Does it happens on all the USB port on the PC?
    • Were you able to import photos before using Photos app on the PC?


    Meanwhile, we would suggest you to perform these steps if you are using
    Photos app to import the pictures and check.



    Step 1: Reset Photos App

    1. Press Windows + I key to open Windows
      Settings.
    2. Click on Apps and select
      Apps & feature
      from the left pane.
    3. Scroll and look for the Photos app.
    4. Select the app and click on Advanced
      option.
    5. Click on Reset and once you see a
      tick mark, then relaunch and check.


    Step 2:
    Uninstall app using Power shell command

    1. Press Windows + X key and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).
    2. Copy and paste this command, then press enter:
      Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
    3. Close the PowerShell command and restart the PC.
    4. Reinstall the Photos app from Microsoft Store and check.

    Regards,

    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
  4. Windows photos app doesn't import photos while organising them by month anymore?

    Imported photos


    Hi,
    Welcome to the forum
    The ' Life at a glance' is a name for a group of Apps on the new start menu, which includes a photo app which is a quick way to view your photos (which should be still stored in my photos, just accessed differently)

    Can you remember what you did to access them before, as you should still be able to do the same

    I organise mine through file explorer (so in the below, where it says Pictures, that is just a shortcut to the My Pictures Location)
    With number 3 i can drag and drop the photos to organise them


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