Win10 PC - scrolling photos lost from screen save

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eutyxus

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Hi ,
Recently for no obvious reason, my personal photos that used to scroll through my screen when the computer went on "screen save" have disappeared and instead I have a completely black screen except for the small (Font approx 10) white text saying "There are no pictures in Libraries\Pictures".

Have tried a couple of fixes suggested by Windows site to delete and restore Libraries but no success.
Help please?



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DaveA

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Well I would say that they have been deleted.
Have you Opened File Explorer and browsed to this folder to see what is in there?

Also I see that you used the Library path, are they on your machine that you control, or some else's machine?

Why is your Antivirus disabled?
 

eutyxus

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Thanks Dave. Your answer helped me see what WAS happening - even though the pics were not deleted.
You helped me realise the path, "Libraries\Pictures" had been lost in the Screen Saver (no idea how/why). But rather than trying to re-instate it by re-constructing the Folders, I eventually found the Link for modifying the screen saver (had tried to find it and failed earlier ... these functions so much more buried in Win8/10!)
Once I:
Rt-Clicked Desktop> Personalise> Background> Personalisation> Lock Screen> then scrolled down below the fold and found Screen Saver Settings ... it was a cinch.
Works like a dream now. Thanks for your help.
 

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Yes, I thought that it was fixed, but even mine is listed as disabled.
Thanks for the reminder.
 

eutyxus

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Well I am using AVG antivirus but the Windows security page acknowledges it is the Virus scanner in use and shows the AVG is working.
 
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