Photos screen saver sometimes can't display previous photo

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    Photos screen saver sometimes can't display previous photo

    I have my screen saver set to show pictures from several libraries. In Win 7 pressing the left arrow would display the previous photo. Now when I press the left arrow I sometimes receive an error message, "an error is preventing this slideshow from showing".

    Ran DISM and then sfc /scannow but no luck. Reinstalled windows (keeping all apps and settings) but still no luck. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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    Also tried a brand new Win 10 Home install. It also has the same problem with the screen saver and trying to go back to the previously displayed picture. Definitely a bug.
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    @MidwestSteve , welcome to tenforums! :)

    Click on Start and type Photoscreensaver.scr, right click on the result and choose Open file location then right click on that and choose Send to►Desktop (create shortcut),

    Photos screen saver sometimes can't display previous photo-000162.png on the new Desktop shortcut, (don't move your mouse when you click), it will display images from your User pictures folder only, try the left and right arrows.
    If that works, then, by process of elimination, there must be something amiss with your Screensaver settings.

    Have you moved any of the items from your 'several libraries' locations?
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