Monday, June 18, 2012

Pictures.library-ms Is No Longer Working Problem In Windows 8

The library works properly while using it to store information ranging from document to photos. The video folder has a lot of video files saved to it and the music folder. When trying to open the picture folder only to be warned by a popup-window with the words'Pictures.library-ms is no longer working. The library can safely be deleted from your computer. Folders that have been included will not be affected' and with some curiosity you wonder what might have happened to the folders

When one takes a look at the icons on the Library folder, which are the Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos Libraries, they seem to be different from the usual defaults. A closer look shows there is change made to them by something previously done, probably unfinished task or thinking the otherwise it could have been caused by viruses.

Image of '' is no longer working warning message in Windows 8

The cause of the problem is not far fetched. It could have been a program one installed previously. It could as well have been shutting down a program making use of the folder without following appropriate means. Like powering of  Windows when a program using any of the Library folder is working. For example, when converting video files and shutting the computer off without finishing with the converting files.

However, there is always a quick solution. The message on the warning window below explains ways to solve the problem only without detailed step-by-step information that left one pondering on where to look for appropriate solution on time.

Image of locating Library folder at the Taskbar in Windows 8

Step 1: Close the warning message window and click on Windows Explorer folder on the Taskbar - below your screen.

Image of locating Search in Windows 8.

Step 2: Or move the mouse cursor to the extreme right-hand side to lower corner of the computer and select search icon from the options to the right-hand side of your screen.  

Image of locating Library folderin Windows 8

Step 3: At  'Run'  type Windows Explorer and press ENTER to open the Library folder.

Step 4: Locate ' Pictures' library and right-click on it.
Image of  how to delete pictures library in Windows 8

Step 5: Select 'Delete' to delete the pictures library from the folder. 

Image of Restore default libraries in Windows 8

Step 6: Move the mouse cursor to the left-hand side of the window and right-click on Library.

Step 7: Select 'Restore default libraries' and press ENTER .