No "Slide Show" facility on new hard drive?

  1936 19:49 10 Jan 09
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When I open, "My Pictures" from, "Start" or, "Shortcut to "My Documents" the top item under, "Picture tasks" is, "Slide show.

I have had an extra hard disc put in to keep all my photographs in but when I open it there is no list of, "Picture tasks." so I am unable to open a slide show.

Any ideas please?

  lotvic 23:26 10 Jan 09

have you opened the folder that contains the pictures? that is when the "Picture tasks" options appear at the left.

What have you got displayed at the lefthand side?

  1936 23:45 10 Jan 09

On the F drive when I open it I see:

File and folder tasks.
Rename this folder.
Move this folder.
Copy this folder.
Publish this folder to the Web.
Share this folder.
E-Mail this folder’s files.
Delete this folder.
Under this was.

Other places.
My computer.
My documents.
Shared documents.
My network places.

When I open a folder I see:
File and folder tasks.
Make a new folder.
Publish this folder to the Web.
Share this folder.

Other places.
New volume (F:)
My documents.
Shared documents.
My computer.
My network places.

  lotvic 00:25 11 Jan 09

I don't think you have gone down far enough into the folders.
How are the pictures organised on the F drive?
Have you opened a folder that contains pictures?
Set the View as 'Thumbnails' so that you can be sure they are there.

  brundle 00:50 11 Jan 09

If your new folder is just that, a plain `new folder` then it won't be treated as a `special` folder in the way that My Pictures is, so you will only have a generic list of tasks available in the left hand pane. You can't have 2 "My Pictures" folders so you'll either have to put up with it, get a program that will do slideshows of everything regardless ( click here ) or move all your pictures to your new folder and change the location of "My Pictures" with TweakUI ; click here

  Kevscar1 00:55 11 Jan 09

Download this you can view pics do slideshows and batch conversion and it.s free.

click here

  Kevscar1 00:58 11 Jan 09

What OS are you using because wuth Vista Home Premium it.s along the top bar and I can do it with my external HD fine

  brundle 01:04 11 Jan 09

I am assuming XP, Vista doesn't use the "My Documents/Pictures/Music" paradigm.

  brundle 01:05 11 Jan 09

Neither does it have the "Common Tasks" listed already

  1936 10:08 11 Jan 09

I have had another look at my new F drive and this is what I see and I am using XP. I take the point abount not being able to have two, "My picture" folders but I was hoping to work round that.

When I open my new F drive I see.

FILE AND FOLDER TASKS.
Make a new folder.
Publish this folder to the Web.
Share this folder.

OTHER PLACES.
My computer.
My documents.
Shared documents.
My network places.

DETAILS.
NEW VOLUMN (F:)
Local disc.
Free space: 297 GB.
Total size: 465 GB

When I just highlight a folder showing four pictures I see.

FILE AND FOLDER TASKS.
Rename this folder.
Move this folder.
Copy this folder.
Publish this folder to the Web.
Share this folder.
E-Mail this folders files.
Delete this folder.

OTHER PLACES.
My computer.
My documents.
Shared documents.
My network places.

When I open a folder with four pictures I see.

FILE AND FOLDER TASKS.

FILE AND FOLDER TASKS.
Make a new folder.
Publish this folder to the Web.
Share this folder.

OTHER PLACES.
New folder (F:)
My documents.
Shared documents.
My computer.
My network places.

  lotvic 13:42 11 Jan 09

What is in the Address bar at the top?

Can you see thumbnails of your pictures in the right pane?

Brundle that's not right.
I have XP and 'Picture Tasks' is shown in the left pane for all and any folders that I open that have pictures in them.

As a test I just created a folder straight onto my external drive and then put 6 pictures in it.

I have now gone to that folder, opened it so that each picture file is displayed individually in the right pane and 'Picture Tasks' is shown in the left pane

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