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Strange behavior of Picasa under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - Without any reasons 3000+ folders created w/strange names!

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Strange behavior of Picasa under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - Without any reasons 3000+ folders created w/strange names! bjtutan 8/12/11 1:46 PM
I am not sure what happened, but yesterday, I imported from a 16MB Flash card some 10 new pictures. Right after doing, PICASA was busy doing something for over 1/2 hour. I then inserted a new folder for the  newly imported pictures thinking that was perhaps the problem. Right after the pictures were imported, I noticed that some 3000+ folders were created with strange characters in the names. This is some of the folders that Picasa created : 
%ddGw+VRRcmtWnAUvQcxlw, 
%ddGw+VRRcmtWnAUvQcxlw
%lbWnTJrT5yCcDoiwI2cKQ
%lkSVwHtS3C72OuoYa3esQ
%oeu4fjzRfKatooLbklxcQ
%TzQ7YIISNibnKRhrbl%bg
%VvZbP0BQQiFMJ7myznLxw
+4CIsrI9STm7nev1Bu+Gzw
+zW+FiWQS2+YVNYLr7biWA
0APD3EIsR1qiHLcvQARinA
0m+dmrtQSCC3bm5UhSv1Cw

The worst part of the problem, the main folder where all of these folders appear CAN NOT BE DELETED or RENAMED or anything. The main folder is located under People folder.

Has anyone sees this problem?

Thanks,
B
Re: Strange behavior of Picasa under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - Without any reasons 3000+ folders created w/strange names! bjtutan 8/12/11 4:03 PM
One more thing, I noticed that picasa will behave the same way any time it scans my system and find new pictures. I just added a folder called TEST on my hard drive.  The files were EXPORTED from Aperture into that folder. I saw a scan from Picasa and I opened Picasa, some 30+ folders with strange names were again created. I am going to delete all of these folders manually and will not IMPORT to Picasa until this matter is resolved. It is very time consuming and extremely frustrated! I hope someone fron Google will hopefully get back to me. PLEASE DO SO ASAP. I LOVE my Picasa and would HATE not using in the near future! Thanks again as always. Bob
Re: Strange behavior of Picasa under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - Without any reasons 3000+ folders created w/strange names! Hsoeby 8/14/11 6:32 AM
Hi, I have had the same problem - but now it seems like it has repaired it self - so I suggest not to delete the folders. 
Re: Strange behavior of Picasa under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - Without any reasons 3000+ folders created w/strange names! bjtutan 8/14/11 5:14 PM
Hi, thanks for your response. Any reasons for the behaviour? I already deleted my folders. I will wait a bit further before importing new photos into Picasa. Once again, thank you for your support. B