Windows 10: Pictures not recognised by window 10

  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    Pictures not recognised by window 10

    On windows 7 + 8 I had my 4 star and 5 star rated photo's as my background picture on a constant slideshow. I have tried setting this up using the normal Right click/personalise then select background as slideshow.

    The problem is when I select my pictures folder none of my photos are recognised and windows 10 assumes the folder is empty.

    I have tried using the default photo viewer and this recognises all the photos in my OneDrive account OK but it only recognises 1 out of the 13,000 or so photo's stored on my computer and refuses to automatically add any more photos to my collection.

    My photos are stored in This PC/Pictures as I assume this is where windows will be looking for pictures. When I manually go to any of these folders using the file explorer I can see and open the pictures fine (the default photo viewer has no problems if I select multiple pictures and slide through all of them). However, as soon as I close the picture it does not stay in my collection leaving just that one obscure photo from the summer of 2009 it decided to pick up on.

    I want to know how to get windows 10 to recognise my photo's so I can have them set up as my background on a slideshow as before. I am not too fussed about using the default photo viewer app I thought it worth mentioning those issues as well.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2

    Update: I have managed to get one specific folders worth of photo's working as a background. This isn't good enough as I have my pictures organised across hundreds of different folders. If I select higher level folders it doesn't work (i.e. choosing 2015 rather than 2015/February)

    I need to have 4 star and 5 star photos as I have been organising these photo's like this for over 5 years primarily so I can have these photo's set as my background. I will be seriously annoyed if this is no for nothing.

    NB: after 4-5 restarts my photo collection is now showing more than the one photo in my collection, it might be syncing everything but can't say for sure as it is still in progress.
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3

    New OS sometimes means new software as well. There are alternative photo viewers out there that might even do a better job.
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