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    I used Auslogics Duplicate Finder to delete a lot of duplicate images , and having done so my C:\Users \Roy\My Pictures folder contains 582 items. (I only keep images in that one folder). However, if I open Windows Live Photo Gallery it contains 817 items.

    Does anyone know of a program which can search for duplicates in WLPG?

    Advice would be appreciated.

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    I did notice when I first set up Windows Live Photo Gallery, I noticed additional folders with copies of some of the pics in them. These additional folders were located directly in the pictures folders where the actual pictures resided and appeared grayed out slightly, but were able to be opened. Perhaps this is where your problem lies. I was able to delete these extra folders without problem.
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    You may merely be deleting libraries or other "hard Linked" folder items. Live Photo Gallery will integrate itself
    into the libraries structure of folders making it seem like there are copies.
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    Junction Points remind me of Quantum Physics; there's more (and less) than meets the eye. Windows 7 makes prodigious use of junction points, and no doubt the free downloads from MS that tie in with Windows 7 do as well.

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    In my Windows 7 setup, C:\ProgramData is a juntion point to F:\ProgramData. It contains no folders, no files, nothing. What is seen in the right pane of the Explorer window above are the folders and files that are actually in F:\ProgramData, as can be seen in the Explorer window below.

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    I resolved my problem by cutting everything from Windows Live Photo Gallery to My Pictures folder, then running the Auslogics program to weed out duplicates, and then when I restarted WLPG the number of items displayed in that corresponded to the number in the My Pictures folder.

    Thanks to everyone who responded to my question.

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