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Deleted photos still showing up in Start screen

    Question

  • I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. I copied several photos from my USB drive into pictures library. I noticed that my pictures can now be viewed in photo live tile in Windows's 8 Pro Start screen. I deleted photos from pictures library. Windows confirmed that the files were permanently deleted yet the pictures are still showing in photo live tile. Why are deleted photos showing up in Start screen? How can I prevent this from happening?


    • Edited by metsean Monday, October 29, 2012 11:17 PM
    Monday, October 29, 2012 11:15 PM

Answers

  • If you go to:

    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.windowsphoto_[random characters]\LocalState\

    you'll find cached copies LargeTile?.jpg and SmallTile?.jpg

    Delete the images you don't want (or replace them with ones you do want) then go to the start screen, turn off the live tile then turn it back on again.

    Hope that helps.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 2:45 PM

All replies

  • If you go to:

    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.windowsphoto_[random characters]\LocalState\

    you'll find cached copies LargeTile?.jpg and SmallTile?.jpg

    Delete the images you don't want (or replace them with ones you do want) then go to the start screen, turn off the live tile then turn it back on again.

    Hope that helps.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 2:45 PM
  • Deleted photo's weren't in this folder, but were still showing on the live tile. Disabling update, and then reenabling seems to have cleared the cache of deleted photos.
    • Proposed as answer by ItsBrent2 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:41 PM
    Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:15 PM
  • Dear Sir,

    Even i am facing same problem but when i use your solution and go to Local/Packages  there i cant see file Microsoft.windowsphoto_(random Characters) 

    can u please advise why my computer dont show above folder and in this what is the option i can follow to remove the pictures from my start screen.

    Regards

    Suresh

    raman_suresh@hotmail.com

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:08 PM