Windows 10: How to stop my Win10 Prof. automatically saving photos to HDD? Solved

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  1. Posts : 20
    Windoes 10 Professional
       08 May 2017 #1

    How to stop my Win10 Prof. automatically saving photos to HDD?


    Hi all.
    I've noticed my computer is saving any photos I happen to download off the web or my camera and storing to a hard drive folder without my permission.

    Is there any way of stopping this happening in future, and deleting what is already in this folder?

    Thanks for any help with this.

    sliced tomato
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  2. Posts : 1,893
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 May 2017 #2

    You can just open the folder and delete any photos you don`t want.

    How is it saving photos without your permission or interaction ?

    If you hook you camera up to your PC the most it should do is open a folder on the camera to view the photos, which is totally normal.

    And if you save an image from the web, it should be asking you where you want to save it.

    Check your auto play options.
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  3. Posts : 20
    Windoes 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       08 May 2017 #3

    Hello AddRAM - Nowhere in the folder is there a delete option, and I can't understand why it's saving photos in a sort of montage without any input from me.

    I'll check on it again and see if I've been missing something.

    Thank You.
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  4. Posts : 1,893
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 May 2017 #4

    Are you saying you can`t right click on a photo and choose delete from the drop down ?
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  5. Posts : 20
    Windoes 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       09 May 2017 #5

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Are you saying you can`t right click on a photo and choose delete from the drop down ?
    I've found an option for deleting, but first I would have to sit here half the night checking the boxes of photos and text pieces going back months. There's no 'Select All' - 'Delete.

    The main title is 'Photos' .. then subtitle 'COLLECTION' ... and the menu gives the options ..'Refresh' - 'Select' - Slideshow - 'Import'.

    Under 'Select' there is the option for deleting only those where you tick the box.

    A notice appeared sayiong ... ;Remove this folder? If you remove the 'My Pictures' folder from 'Pictures', it won't appear in 'Pictures' anymore, but won't be deleted'.

    I don't want the Windows 10 Professional OS to be deciding for me what to save or delete.

    It should be a very simple matter to cancel and uninstall whatever rogue program is doing this.

    Thanks for your interest.
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  6.    09 May 2017 #6

    Hi sliced tomatoes,

    Welcome to the forum! If you select one photo in the folder and hit control-a (ctrl & a together), you should be able to select everything in the folder. Then you just hit the delete button.

    Careful not to permanently delete anything important!

    Snarks
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  7. Posts : 20
    Windoes 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       09 May 2017 #7

    Thanks snarks - I'll check that out. I hit the wrong button and unsubscribed to this thread, and can't see the 'subscribe to this thread' option at the top of the page.
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  • Posts : 20
    Windoes 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       09 May 2017 #8

    Yikes! I just found it, the subscribe thingy.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 20
    Windoes 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       09 May 2017 #9

    It didn't work, Snarks.

    Thanks anyway.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    09 May 2017 #10

    Where exactly (The drive / folder) is the location it is 'saving' them too ?
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