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Screen Saver - Windows Live Photo Gallery - "An error is preventing this slide show from playing" error message
Good day, Thanks for your time.
On a new installation of Win7Pro, the screen saver photo gallery is not working as desired.
It is set up for the default of C:\USERS\*****\PICTURES.
This setting causes the error.
If I select a subdirectory of this, it works properly.
Any thoughts or resolutions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your support.
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This issue can occur if you have any other type of file apart from picture files stored in the picture folder.
I would suggest you to verify all the files in the Picture folder are picture files. If you find any other types of files like movie file or a music file or any other type of files, I would suggest you to move the other files apart from the picture
files to a separate folder or a different location and check if the screen saver in photo gallery works fine.
What nonsense! Before Windows 7 pictures and videos displayed just fine with all sorts of other files in the selected directories. Gradually Microsoft products are more and more failing to meet the qualities we users expect. Too rich + too sloppy.
I have the described problem as well, and only have JPG photo files in the designated folder. I'm running an up-to-date Windows 7 OS... ridiculous that this problem exists. It's actually quite disruptive, as I remote login to my work computer - but when
this happens the computer sometimes freezes and I lose access. Argh.