Can't add folders to photo gallery, or should I use photo gallery

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Wally, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Wally

    Wally Guest

    I can't add photos. My Pictures are located in F:\My documents\Pictures
    not c:\users\blah blah...
    the error:
    YOU CAN"T ADD THIS LOCATION TO THE GALLERY
    This folder or one of it's parent folders is considered a system folder or
    marked as hidden. It's recommended that you move your pictures to the
    Pictures folder or to another folder.

    now Iwent to windows Live! photo gallery and I could add the folders fine.

    Which is better/recommend anyway? thephoto gallerywith vista or this live
    version??
     
    Wally, Apr 1, 2008
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  2. Wally

    Bob Guest

    Do what the error message recommends.

    The Vista folders beginning with "My" are not real folders. They are
    junctions (shortcuts) which point to the corresponding folder e.g. "My
    Music" points to "Music".
    The Junction Points are in Vista for backward compatibility of pre-Vista
    applications. Pre-Vista applications (applications written for XP and 2000)
    look for folders that are no longer used in Vista. Folders with the “Myâ€
    prefix such as My Documents, My Pictures, and so on. There are also folders
    in your user profile that have been changed in Vista, and pre-Vista apps
    might be looking for the old folder structure during installation. If you
    don’t set the option to Show Hidden Files in Windows Explorer, you will
    rarely even see the Junction Point folders.

    I suggest you use a full-featured photo editing program such as the free
    paint.net.
    http://www.getpaint.net/
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    Bob, Apr 1, 2008
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  3. Wally

    Wally Guest

    the left pane is pointing ok to my new location in explorer for my pictures,
    video, etc.. I am all about tagging.That is why T am using gallery, to
    organize.But if the live ver. is never theater, then problemsolved, cause
    that works.
     
    Wally, Apr 3, 2008
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