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Discussion in 'General Software' started by Tony Loly, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Tony Loly

    Tony Loly Registered Members

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    I have a mystery with my external hd. I recently bought a new PC due to windows 7 ending soon. Windows 10 has been quite a challenge for a novice like me used to the simplicity of 7. However I have surprised myself by sorting out many things but this one is odd.
    My external HD contains a mix of photos & videos. On the old pc everything was there when I opened it but now on the new pc with windows 10 I can see all the videos but none of the photos. It is as if they have disappeared but if I connect back to the old pc there they still are. So they are on the drive but the 10 pc wont show them??

    Help appreciated.
     
  2. IJAC

    IJAC Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    Sounds like possibly you may have to associate a program to show pictures.In windows 10 go to start,settings,select apps then default apps.In there will be a list of programs select the program to view pictures.Down near the bottom you could also select choose default by file also.Post back if you have any more questions.
     
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  3. Tony Loly

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    Thanks. Have done as you suggest. I now have an image viewer ( Faststone ) so can see the pics at least. What is annoying is that now I have to go to different places to see my pics and videos. In windows 7 they were all together.
    Why on earth did they drop 7 & start this over complicated disaster...............it drives me mad....sorry!
     
  4. tecknomage

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    Why did you 'upgrade' to Win 10 with all its development bugs? Many of the updates to Win 10, that you get being supported, are for development bugs in the code, as well at the MS app and security updates. "Supported" just means you can contact MS for help on problems.

    There is nothing wrong with Win 7 which has no development bugs (aka stable) and you still get all the MS app and security updates. When I had my custom desktop built by Fry's Electronics I had them install Win7 (Win7 Pro 64bit).

    As a retired Computer Specialist & IT Tech I always advise to not 'upgrade' to the latest version of MS Windows, always install one or two versions older because it will be stable.
     
  5. plodr

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    Make a folder for pictures on the Windows 10 computer, place it where it is convenient for you to find and copy the photos to that folder from the external hard drive.
    Do the same for videos.

    In Windows 7, I never put my documents, music, pictures and videos where MS thought they should go. I create my own folders and put them where I want them.
     
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  6. Tony Loly

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    Thanks for all the advice.
     

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