1.    14 Feb 2016 #1
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    Photos app doesn't see images located in Google Drive folders


    I backup photos from my phone to Google Photos which then automatically syncs them to my hard drive to a folder in Google Drive. The folder containing these images in Google Drive has been included in the Pictures library, but the Photos app doesn't see them and says "No readable photos, videos or folders found." I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Photos app. The pictures show up fine in Windows Photo Gallery. Does anyone know if the Photos app has always ignored images in Google Drive or is this a recent development? Is there any way to fix it? Thanks.
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  2.    15 Feb 2016 #2
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.98

    Have you also set up the Sources for the images in the Photo App Settings? You can click add a folder and make sure the Google Drive locations are included as well.
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  3.    15 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    Have you also set up the Sources for the images in the Photo App Settings? You can click add a folder and make sure the Google Drive locations are included as well.
    Yes, when the folder was added to the Pictures library it automatically appeared as a source in the Photos app.

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  4.    15 Feb 2016 #4
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    I have just tested this in my system and added photos from my Google Drive. I get the same result as you so it appears that there is something in the file structure that the W10 app does not recognise. This may be recent but I suspect it has been there from the beginning. This must be a bug that needs reporting to Microsoft via the Feedback option. You can access this at the bottom of the Photo App Settings page.

    Thanks for pointing it out. In the meantime, it is good that you can use the old Photo Gallery and even make it your default viewer if this will work better for you.
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  5.    15 Feb 2016 #5
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    nonobio found the solution and posted the link to it in this thread
    Photos : how to browse next and previous files in the same folder ?

    Here's the link to the fix posted on the Google Drive Help Forum
    https://productforums.google.com/for...forum/driveAnd

    You have to enable 'inheritance' permissions for the Google Drive folder in order to get Windows to index it.
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  6.    15 Feb 2016 #6
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    Many thanks for this, just tried it and it has worked for me too.
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  7.    15 Hours Ago #7
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    Well, I had this very problem. Tried everything short of a Windows Reload. Come to find out that did not work for another person. What finally worked for me was this simple fix. Setting SYSTEM in the Google Drive Photos folder. Look here --- http://www.devops201.com/2016/12/sol...videos-or.html . TRY THIS! Worked quick.
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