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turbyoulance
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Library/Pictures Problems Windows 8/64 bit HP Desktop Computer

I have bought a new HP computer Windows 8/64  after my previous HP (windows 7/64 bit died after less than 3 years) When I try to view my pictures I get a series of ORANGE DAISIES on the pictures. Succinctly, say I want to add a picture to Facebook<> when I go to My Pictures the pictures are there, but NOT visible. Like an analogy would be that it would be similar to seeing a pack of playing cards all turned over (face down) and only being able to see the back design of the cards.

 

Initially I just had the Apple Qucktime logo0 on the back of the pictures so I deleted Apple Quick Time.I

now have ORANGE Daisies and if I open a Folder it has all the photos displayed as <> you guessed it Orange Daisies. I can click on a Orange Daisy and open it and it will display the picture face up,but I cannot get all the pictures to display face up at all. In fact I cannot get ANY pictures to display face up at all.

 

 

 

Dean
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Re: Library/Pictures Problems Windows 8/64 bit HP Desktop Computer

turbyoulance

 

You did not say what kind of computer you have and it may or may not make a differnce.

Product Number?

 

Assuming for the moment that it does not matter:

 

It SOUNDS like your photos / pictures are suffering from a lack of comfortable "association", that is, a default "open with" context, perhaps paired with a folder setup lacking the ability to discern a picture from a fire truck.

 

  • Open a File Explorer Window (previiously a Windows Explorer window) >
  • Click on the "View" tab > on the right side of the ribbon that now shows across the top of the window, click on Options >
  • Click on "Change folder and seach options" >
  • Ah!  Folder Options!  Yes!
  • Click on Tab View > Make sure that "Display file icon on thumbnails" is CHECKED

Now, depending on how you have things set up, you may want to try this one both ways:

  • CHECK / UNCHECK "Always show icons, never show thumbnails"
  • Click OK to set in place

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Next:

  • Back in File Explorer > View Tab > Along the top, far left - first little section "Navigation Pane" >
  • Click the Preview Pane"

Next:

  • Right-Click on one of your .jpg files > Properties >
  • In the second section from the top, you should see "Opens with" blah blah blah  "Change" / Select ... something

 

  • Click "Change" ... Look for / browse for / under "More Options"   >> Select "Windows Photo Viewer"

Why?  Because, the Photo View is fast, simple, easy, uses the least memory, doesn't review the entire screen and take a BUNCH of resource to look at one stinking little picture.  You can always pull open your photo album with a different app.

 

Disagree?  "Change" the default "open with" app to whatever you like.   :smileyhappy:

 

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That may do it if I didn't miss anything in the telling AND you can decipher my gibberish.

Smiling.

 

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