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How to Specify a Folder for Windows 8 Photo app/viewer


Adding a specific folder to Windows 8 Metro Photos app(photo viewer) can be done via File Explorer.

On your Windows 8 start screen ( Metro UI ), click on 'Desktop' tile.



Now in 'Desktop' view, click on 'File Explorer' at the taskbar.



Look at the left pane in 'File Explorer'.

1. Goto 'Libraries' > 'Pictures'. Make sure 'Pictures' is clicked ( highlighted ).

2. At Library Tools, make sure Manage tab is selected.

3. Click on 'Manage library' button.



In the 'Pictures Library Locations' window, click on the 'Add' button.



Then browse and choose any folder that you want to add or customize. All subfolders will be scanned automatically, so you don't need to add them one at a time.



When you're done adding all the specific folders, press OK.



On a side note, those folders that you have added to the Pictures library are just reference points ( think bookmark) to the actual folders on your hard drive. If you are familiar with Picasa ( image viewer by Google ), it works the same way as Windows pictures library. But you can still delete photos while browsing with the Windows 8 Photos app.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice but how do we set pretty pictures for our tiles? All I get is ugly brown folders, look sh?t

http://www.appsta.com/windows-phone said...

I have been using WP8 for 3 months, I did not know this information. Thanks for letting us know about the information.It will help me a lot to arrange my device for the Image viewing.

Leon Visnaw said...

You rock.

Anonymous said...

to answer the first comment: you can copy one photo on the folder with subfolders and this photo will be seen on the photo app as picture

Mickey Badalamenti said...

Hat's off to you. I was scouring the internet to resolve why photos would only show pics from one folder, and this resolved it. You indeed rock!

crunchy said...

Glad to be of help. And thank you 'anonymous' for the tip.

Unknown said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have a different but related question: The Photos app will only download photos from my camera into the My Pictures folder in the C: drive. How do I redirect it to download to a My Pictures folder in a different drive?

crunchy said...

Sorry for the late feedback anon. I've done a guide just for you here

http://mecrunchy.blogspot.com/2014/07/microsoft-windows-change-imported.html

Anonymous said...

Almost the perfect solution! It took forever for me to find your tutorial! Thanks!

Crummy said...

I just updated to Windows 10 and don't see "Libraries" - I can navigate to This PC > Pictures, but don't have the Library Tools/Manage section.

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