Windows 10: Unable to use slide show or move photos on. Solved

  1.    12 Jun 2016 #1

    Unable to use slide show or move photos on.

    I have been taking lots and lots of photos from old prints and imported them onto my laptop.
    I've had hours of fun categorising them, the majority of which requiring new folders.
    When I open one particular folder and view full screen the forward and reverse arrows are non existent and the slide show refuses to operate.
    No problem with any other folder, just the most important one, any help would be appreciated
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       12 Jun 2016 #2

    May I ask if you are using the Windows Photo App or if you are selecting and view via the slideshow function of File Explorer in Manage Picture Tools? The latter seems to use a different app and the slideview operation is controlled via a right click as shown below.

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  3.    12 Jun 2016 #3

    Thanks for your reply, I am not too clever with computers but to answer your question I am using windows ten but I am not using tens picture app.
    When I right click as you suggested I get a different set of options to the ones on your displayed, what I am looking at is View all photos, Share, Slideshow, Edit, Rotate, Delete, etc, etc.
    The response when I clicked on slide show was the picture kept repeating itself.
    Like I say this problem only effects a few folders so I might try reloading one of them onto a new folder
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  4. Slartybart's Avatar
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       12 Jun 2016 #4

    Navigate to the problematic folder
    Change the view to Medium icons

    Do all images show a thumbnail?
    If they show the icon for the program, you'll need to de-select the view setting Always show icons, never thumbnails

    You can also try scrolling though the images using Preview (Windows Photo Viewer)

    Select the first image file
    Right click - select Preview
    (you might have to Open With > Windows Photo Viewer)

    The above only helps determine if there is a file that won't properly display

    If everything displays properly, then try copying a few images to a new folder and test Slide show on the test folder
    Continue copying image files, a few at a time (10-20), and test Slide show on the test folder
    If / when Slide show stops working, you know that the last group copied is causing the issue.

    The question is: Are thre too many images for Slide Show to handle or is one of the images causing the issue.
    Easy enough to answer, remove that last group of images that you copied, then copy the next set of images to the test folder
    If Slideshow fails, it's probably too many files.
    If Slideshow works, it was one of the images.
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  5.    15 Jun 2016 #5

    Thanks For your help guys, opening and transferring photos to a new folder did the trick.
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