Dec 9, 2018

troubleshooting Amazon Photo

Straight to the answer cause it's past midnight.

 get-winevent -listLog * -ErrorAction 0 |?{$_.recordcount -gt 0} | %{get-winevent -FilterHashtable @{logname=$_.logname}} | Where-Object -Property message -like "*photo*" | out-gridview

What was I trying to solve?
I was getting some error message on the AmazonPhoto window that didn't fit the screen. And The folder where Amazon  Photo was installed didnt have any logs - at least none that I could find.

So, I concocted above powershell to scan all the logs to find all of the error messages that it could have thrown.

Where I started:
Get-ChildItem -recurse | Select-String -pattern "the external drive you were uploading from" | group path | select name


C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Amazon Drive\AmazonPhotos.exe
C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Amazon Drive\en-AU\AmazonPhotos.resources.dll
C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Amazon Drive\en-GB\AmazonPhotos.resources.dll