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random photos clogging photo gallery

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by petef, Dec 8, 2019.

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  1. petef

    petef Thread Starter

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    They are photos in articles I have saved elsewhere in the computer, and they are popping up by the thousands in Photo Gallery and also in Photos.

    Win 8.1 PC

    Any ideas very welcome.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. plodr

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    You failed to mention what device you are using. (PC, laptop, tablet, phone?)
    Please give specifics as to hardware in use. Also what operating system is on the device?
     
  3. petef

    petef Thread Starter

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    No responses, yet, but I've done more and hope it might help someone figure this out.


    I deleted all the unwanted photos, and then downloaded Glary Utilities 5, a PC cleanup software. It found several hundred registry problems. I had it repair them, which seemed to nearly stop the photo issue in Photo Gallery, BUT a very small number of unwanted photos are coming back, and perhaps more interesting, it seems that Photo Gallery is installing a new, empty "Pictures" folder every time I open it. I say "seems" because if I close Photo gallery, erase the new folder, restart the PC, and then reopen Photo Gallery, a new "Pictures" folder reappears.


    Another interesting thing is that although the unwanted photos are all but gone in Photo Gallery, they are still in the Photos program. I haven't removed them because I don't use Photos and Photo Gallery, which I do use, is working OK now.
     
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