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#1 nukenorman

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:47

I am using windows 8.1 and the "Photo " tile will not refresh. I tried turning the live tile off and on serveral times hoping it would refresh but it has not. I emptied my photos folder but still shows on the live tile the old photos on the tile preview but those photos have been gone for weeks! Help




#2 zhangm

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:50

I don't suppose you tried restarting your computer?

#3 OP nukenorman

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:53

I don't suppose you tried restarting your computer?

LOL I already tried restarting my comuter serveral times :) thanks for asking though.

I am usually tech savy but cant figure this dam thing out lol. It must be driving tons of other users nuts seeing the live tile display photos that are no longer there. Id rather keep the live tile on instead of keeping it turned off. Just would like it to display properly



#4 Dot Matrix

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:16

I'd try uninstalling, then re-installing.



#5 OP nukenorman

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:25

Its a live tile I un pinned it then pinned it back. I cant uninstall it because its part of the Windows 8.1 OS.



#6 ians18

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:40

Try going to Charms>> Settings >> Options>> Shuffle photos on the Photos tile

and turning it off then turn the live tile itself off, logout, restart, and re-enable. Does that work?



#7 Dot Matrix

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:48

Its a live tile I un pinned it then pinned it back. I cant uninstall it because its part of the Windows 8.1 OS.

You're right. That must be something new in 8.1, because I swear I've uninstalled it before. :/



#8 OP nukenorman

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:48

Thanks I did not see the option to "shuffle photos " but there was a way to clear personal informaiton from the tile. In 2014 you would think after weeks the "live " tiles would actually be Live and refresh themselvs instead of me having to re do it. So muh for them being live tiles more like 2 week old tiles.

As for uninstallinv a live tile I would not know how to install it back once uninstalled it. I mean it seems part of the OS not regular program.



#9 Anibal P

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 21:15

not sure what you did to it, but it works fine on my system, even displays pictures in folders that are in the Pictures library