How to find all the photos stored on your Windows 10 PC?

November 19, 2018 |

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So, you finally managed to transfer all your photos to your computer. The only problem? You can’t locate them and now you’re wondering, “How can I find all my photos on a Windows 10 PC?

Well, the good news is that Windows 10 makes it simple to search and locate the photos you transferred from other devices. Today’s article offers you an easy guide to find where your photos are stored on your computer.

How to manually find all photos stored on my PC

The “Pictures” folder is the default location for most of your photos on Windows 10. However, not all pictures end up in this folder.

For instance, transferring pictures from your iPhone or camera to your computer using a USB cable or an app could send photos to different places. Likewise, not all downloaded images end up in the same folder.

Trying to locate the photos manually is possible, but will take longer. The common locations to start looking in are the “Pictures” and “Downloads” folders, which you can access via the File Explorer, under Quick Access. This is especially helpful if you saved the images from applications such as Paint, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Where are my photos stored on a Windows PC?

Windows 10 has great features meant to make using your computer easier and fun. With Windows Search, you can locate any picture, file or folder via the search panel. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Start Menu, and type “This PC” or use the shortcut keys, Win+E to open File Explorer.
  2. Select the drive you want to search. If you’re not sure where your photos are located, select “This PC” to search the entire computer.
  3. Navigate to the top right of the window and click the Search box. This opens up a “Search” tab with a variety of options.
  4. Click Kind > Picture to insert the operator kind:=picture, which you can also type directly into the Search box.
  5. This returns images from all your drives or the entire computer saved in common formats such as PNG, GIF, BMP, and JPG.
  6. Right-click the photo you want, and select “Open File Location” to open the containing folder. You can also view the photo’s properties by right-clicking it and selecting “Properties.”

After you find all the photos stored on your PC, you can move them to a specific folder that you can easily locate.

  • Simply select all the photos (CTRL+A), and with the cursor on one of the photos, right-click and select “Cut.” Pick a new location for your photos and create a new folder (CTRL+N).
  • Rename and open the folder. Right-click on an empty space and select paste. This transfers all your photos to your new folder.
  • To move the whole folder, right-click it and select “Cut.” Open the new location where you want to move your photos, right click on an empty space and select paste.

This process should be quick regardless of how many photos you have. However, if you notice your computer taking too long to load, it’s time to tune it up. Auslogics BoostSpeed offers all the tweaking options to give your PC a performance boost.

From removing corrupt keys to fixing Windows registry issues to removing duplicate photos, the software ensures nothing is choking your operating system. With BoostSpeed, slower PCs are a thing of the past. Enjoy faster speeds, privacy protection, more disk space, and a healthy computer.

We hope you find this information helpful. Let us know if you were able to locate all the photos stored on your Windows PC.

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