How to Fix Windows Live Photo Gallery Error 0X8007000b

The error code 0x8007000b indicates that there may be a problem with your Windows libraries. The Windows libraries give you one central place where you can manage files scattered throughout your computer, and saves you time by giving you all files in one place, instead of you having to search for them through a number of folders and directories.

The Windows Live Photo Gallery makes use of the aforementioned Windows libraries, and if you get this error and the application isn’t starting, it usually means that there is a problem with the libraries. Some files inside them might be corrupted, and you won’t be able to open the app until you solve them.

Fortunately, there are two extremely easy fixes that are easy to do, even if you aren’t a tech-savvy user. Just read on and see how you can solve this issue. If the first method, by any chance, doesn’t work for you, you can try the second one.

Method 1: Use the Photo Gallery troubleshooter

The Photo Gallery comes with a troubleshooter that’s able to solve this kind of problems if you run it. Running it is easy, and all you need to do is follow the steps below:

  1. Hold the Windows Key and Press R
  2. Type C:\Program Files (x86)\windows live\Photo Gallery\ and Click OK
  3. Right Click WLXPhotoGallery.exe (Application) and choose Troubleshoot Compatibility.
  4. Click Try Recommended Settings and then choose Test the Program to see if it works, if not try Method 2.

Method 2: Restore the default libraries

If the troubleshooter doesn’t do the trick, you can try manually restoring the default libraries, in order for the Photo Gallery to work again. Keep in mind that in case you have added additional paths to your library, you will need to add them again, as this method brings the libraries back to their original state.

  1. Press simultaneously the Windows and E keys on your keyboard to open Explorer or File Explorer, depending on which version of Windows you’re running.
  2. On the left side, you will see a navigation pane with the libraries (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos etc.).
  3. Right-click each library, one by one and select Delete from the menu. Do this with all libraries.
  4. When you’ve deleted all libraries, right-click Libraries, and select Restore default libraries. This will get the libraries back to their default, and hopefully working, state.

When you see how easy it is to fix this issue, you will wonder why don’t Microsoft fix it themselves. They won’t and they’ve discontinued Essentials suite anyway.


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