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Windows 7: Is there seriously no way to stop Pictures from loading in WMP?

25 Aug 2010   #1
Dizzy714

Windows 7
 
 
Is there seriously no way to stop Pictures from loading in WMP?

I use WMP for music and videos only, but there just HAS to be the Pictures tab as well that loads my entire Pictures library - I do not want this. No matter what I do it always has to reload all my pictures in that tab, which ends up freezing WMP.


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25 Aug 2010   #2
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

How about this, Click Organize, Manage Libraries, Pictures and remove those locations.
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You'll just have to access your pictures under your user name, instead of in Libraries.


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25 Aug 2010   #3
Dizzy714

Windows 7
 
 

That would work, but it does kinda make it a b-tch to access your pictures and when saving navigate to that folder you know? Honestly, I don't need a single thing stored in WMP - I've got all my stuff in my folders, so I don't need it updating in WMP. If there was a way to just shut off the entire library feature completely in WMP that'd be exactly what I'd want.
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25 Aug 2010   #4
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
That would work, but it does kinda make it a b-tch to access your pictures and when saving navigate to that folder you know? Honestly, I don't need a single thing stored in WMP - I've got all my stuff in my folders, so I don't need it updating in WMP. If there was a way to just shut off the entire library feature completely in WMP that'd be exactly what I'd want.
The Libraries are connected and just point to the original location of the files, I can't think of any other way except to remove those locations from libraries and go through your user folders to access them, Sorry, not much of a fix.
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27 Aug 2010   #5
Dizzy714

Windows 7
 
 

You would think there would be some sort of behind the rig option of stopping WMP from reading Library's.
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29 Aug 2010   #6
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You can't stop WMP from reading Windows Libraries; you can, however, hide them

In WMP, just to go Organize -> Customize navigation pane. When a new window opens, uncheck "Pictures".
WMP will still load them, I believe, but at least you won't have to be bugged by even seeing it in WMP, and this way you can still use the Library feature in Windows.
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29 Aug 2010   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
You can't stop WMP from reading Windows Libraries; you can, however, hide them

In WMP, just to go Organize -> Customize navigation pane. When a new window opens, uncheck "Pictures".
WMP will still load them, I believe, but at least you won't have to be bugged by even seeing it in WMP, and this way you can still use the Library feature in Windows.
That's the best way to do it, right there. + rep for you.
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29 Aug 2010   #8
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks a lot, always glad to be able to help out
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30 Aug 2010   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have just read this thread and notice that by hiding the pitures library in WMPP you do just that. The pictures still loa up but you can't see them. The problem the OP had was quote: No matter what I do it always has to reload all my pictures in that tab, which ends up freezing WMP.
I wonder if that is still the case?
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30 Aug 2010   #10
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I doubt it.

By hiding the library in WMP, you're not able to trigger it from loading, i.e. displaying all the pics in its Library, regardless of whether the player actually still updates it or not.
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