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Monday, February 21, 2011

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 - Find a Photo, View in Explorer

SUMMARY: Need to find the original location on your hard drive of a photo viewed in Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011?

If you have Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 monitoring multiple folders for photos, you might need to find a file's original location via Windows Explorer. This way you can copy (backup) photos to a different location or removable storage, rename a photo's filename, or perform other file manipulation tasks.

Luckily, finding this information is easy. From the gallery, just right-click a photo and choose "Open file location" as seen in the below screenshot:

Access a photo in Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 via its original file location in Windows Explorer

This tip was written regarding Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 Build 15.4.3502.922 running on a Windows Vista system. Features, information, and screenshots for other versions / operating systems may vary.

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