Pictures folder not accessible to Photo Gallery

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by browniebodrum, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. (Using Vista Business) I want to use Windows Photo Gallery (WPG) to start
    tagging my photo collection but I keep getting an error message to say
    C:\Users\[my name]\Pictures is a hidden or system folder (which it isn't).
    If I open WPG from the Start menu, it ONLY displays pictures which are in
    here: C:\Users\Public or its subfolders. I can't 'add' ANYTHING in the
    C:\Users folder or its subfolders to WPG. How can I fix this? I could just
    move all my pictures to the Public folder, but I’d like to understand why I
    need to do this - why can't pictures and documents all be in my 'User' folder
    and still accessible by WPG? WPG is not malfunctioning, in the sense that
    it will happily display a photo if I double-click on it in Windows Explorer,
    and it will move forward and backwards through that folder, wherever it is.
    But that's not going to help me tag and organise thousands of photos in a
    hundred or so folders easily. I'm the only user of this machine, I’ve got
    full admin rights and I've got User Account Control switched off.
    browniebodrum, Aug 24, 2009
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