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Clearing Windows 8 Photo Live Tile

appleyum 659 October 3, 2012 at 07:50 AM
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For the life of me, I can't clear Windows 8 Photo Live Tile pictures and I have no idea where they are cached. Even after the original pictures are deleted, deleted bunch of pictures(png gif jpg) under C:\Users\, and used CCleaner, the pictures still show up in the Photo Live Tile.



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I haven't used 8 enough to know, but what if you located your pictures in a different folder?
Maybe Windows wouldn't find them.
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I thnk it takes a sample of pics and then cycles through them. Meaning, it doesn't go to your pic folder every time it wants a thumbnail, it just makes a set of thumbnails every so often and then changes once it goes through them 2-3 times (just speaking in general, no idea on the actual number).

What I would do is SET the picture yourself to something you do want...and then just not worry about it.

On my Windows Phone in the picture hub there is a "shuffle background" option. Is there something similar?
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Quote from RockySosua View Post :
I haven't used 8 enough to know, but what if you located your pictures in a different folder?
Maybe Windows wouldn't find them.
That's why I checked under my C:\Users account for the image file and I could not find them. I am guessing they are in special Microsoft thumbnail extension.

Quote from Curtieson View Post :
I thnk it takes a sample of pics and then cycles through them. Meaning, it doesn't go to your pic folder every time it wants a thumbnail, it just makes a set of thumbnails every so often and then changes once it goes through them 2-3 times (just speaking in general, no idea on the actual number).

What I would do is SET the picture yourself to something you do want...and then just not worry about it.

On my Windows Phone in the picture hub there is a "shuffle background" option. Is there something similar?
No these aren't sample pics these are pics I accidentally try to preview them in Windows Photo. Big mistake.Chairbash Once I got them in I could not get them out of the Live Tile. Even after I took them out of Photo Library source it would still show up on Live Tile

Well this is Windows Photos Apps Preview as far I can tell there is no way to go to setting options. I only get the option of feedback or import Facepalm
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Rotten Apple
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Found it. Argh I had it all along. Just need to empty Recycle Bin

It was under %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.windowsphoto_[random characters]\LocalState\LargeTile1.jpg and SmallTile1.jpg
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