You might have photos in a folder other than “My Pictures” or on a drive other that “C:”. Those photos will not be displayed in the Photos tile on the start screen and will not shown in Photo Gallery. Rather than moving the photos or their folder around on your PC, the proper way is to include the folder containing those pictures in you Pictures library. Here is the procedure for doing that:
- Open File Explorer.
- In the navigation bar on the left, locate the folder you wish to include in the Pictures library.
- Right-click the folder name.
- In the next menu click Include in library
- This provides a list of your libraries, click the one to use – in this case Pictures
That’s it. You have now included the folder in the Pictures library. Yes, you can include a whole drive. You will get the same menu when you right-click a drive name.
Your photos from the included folders will show up in all programs and apps that use the library, like Windows Photo Gallery, Picasa, of course, File Explorer. They will also be displayed in the Start page Photos app.
© 2012 Ludwig Keck