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  1.    08 May 2017 #1
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    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.    08 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    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.    08 May 2017 #3
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    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.    08 May 2017 #4
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    New Jersey
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    Are you saying you can`t right click on a photo and choose delete from the drop down ?
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  5.    09 May 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM 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
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Winnipeg, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    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.    09 May 2017 #7
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    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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  8.    09 May 2017 #8
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    Yikes! I just found it, the subscribe thingy.
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  9.    09 May 2017 #9
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    It didn't work, Snarks.

    Thanks anyway.
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  10.    09 May 2017 #10

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