[how-to] Clear specific or all live tiles information

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  1. ZachBui

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    Clear Live Tile Cache (Specific) -

    The video shows how to clear the live tile for the photos app

    Problem: Deleting the photo results in the photo still appearing on the live tile

    (General Outline)
    1) Delete the photo you want to delete
    2) Run the command from the command line as an administrator
    3) Jpg files are now deleted
    4) If the photo app is open, close it
    5) Toggle Live tile from on to off
    6) Toggle Live tile back to on
    7) The Live tile should now display nothing
    8) Open the photo app, and swipe from the right to open the charms settings
    9) Click settings and then to options
    10) Toggle "Shuffle photos on the app tile" from on to off
    11) Toggle it back to on
    12) Jpg files are now created of those still remaining in the photos app.
    13) If not, just going through your photos and opening them will generate those tiles


    Clear Live Tile Cache (All, Faster Approach) -

    1) From Modern UI start screen, swipe from the right to display charms menu
    2) Click settings
    3) Click Tiles
    4) Clear Personal info from tiles
    5) Fixes Problem as well
    6) Although this will clear all the tiles as opposed to only a selected one from the method below
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012
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