Win11 - Photos App - Import Photos - Save to Location - MRU path is active but not used

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Enviro: Windows 11 early adopter with full public updates installed after hard reboot using Surface Laptop 3 device. Using an old Fujifilm digital camera for import of photos.

 

Repro: 

1) Connect via USB cable, a digital camera to Win11 - Surface Laptop 3/Fujifilm XP60

2) Power on the camera, then select pop-up notice re: 'things to do with this device' > Import pictures to computer (not onedrive), custom location

3) Select an existent subfolder of the default. In this case C:\Users\mr_cr\OneDrive\Pictures\Saved Pictures

4) Import pictures, exit Photos App

5) Disconnect USB / Power off camera

 

6) With new pictures, again, connect via USB cable, a digital camera to Win11 - Surface Book 3

7) Power on the camera, then select pop-up notice re: 'things to do with this device' > Import pictures to computer (not onedrive)

 

Bug #1a: Observe the Import path. It points to the default still > 'C:\Users\mr_cr\OneDrive\Pictures'

Expected Results: Should reflect the last import path (aka MRU) > 'C:\Users\mr_cr\OneDrive\Pictures\Saved Pictures'

 

8) Select the incorrect labelled path link to change to the subfolder expected but not shown

 

Bug #1b: When the File Manager style dialog opens to choose a path, observe the path in which it begins > 'C:\Users\mr_cr\OneDrive\Pictures\Saved Pictures'. User *cannot* select desired subfolder, since it is, in fact, already selected.

 

Addl validations:

- Cancelling import folder selection after step 8 then importing results in photos placed in correct subfolder: C:\Users\mr_cr\OneDrive\Pictures\Saved Pictures

- After import, 'show recent items' in Photos 'viewer' UI reflects photos where expected. File Mgr confirms this.

- Further imports, not displaying the correct MRU, but *using* the MRU, continue to import files to the subfolder of the *active* MRU, against expectations given by 'Save path' shown in the PHOTO app.

 

This resulted in several scenarios that made a real mess when I hit filename collisions that would not have collided using the default folder, but did collide using the 'hidden' MRU folder...edging on dataloss.

 

Chris Benson, former Softie from the days when 'Tester' was a job, not a task.

Keep up the great work folks!

 

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