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    New Lounger Heinze's Avatar
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    Windows Live Photo Gallery creates unwanted Photo Library

    I use Windows Live Photo gallery to import photo from the SD cards from my cameras. I like how it works as I have it set up to create a new directory in My Photos that has the date followed by the name I provide for a directory name. So the pictures would go a new directory named for example "2012-11-11 Moose" which makes it easy for me to find and locate the Moose pictures I took this morning.

    The problem I have is that every time I start Windows Live Photo Gallery, it creates a Pictures Library that has all of the directories and pictures in the My Pictures directory. So I delete the Library, as it is only links and not the actual pictures. Then next time that Windows Live Photo Gallery starts, it creates this stupid Library all over again. How do I stop this madness? Can I just delete Library's all together?

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    Super Moderator CLiNT's Avatar
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    You will have to intervene every time you plug your camera or card in because Photo Gallery uses your last settings as a template
    "upload too" folder. Choose a folder location that is not a hard linked one.
    Photo Gallery advanced options.
    (Photo gallery>>Files>>Options)

    And if the above doesn't work out for you, try this:
    How to Enable or Disable the Libraries Feature in Windows 7
    Last edited by CLiNT; 2012-11-11 at 21:15.
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