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How do I transfer photos from 'my pictures' to Picasa?

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How do I transfer photos from 'my pictures' to Picasa? here2serve 7/17/12 2:50 PM
I removed a virus from my computer and discovered it wiped Picasa clean of all my pictures. The folders are still in my pics but I am having trouble transferring them to Picasa. Can someone help me please?
Re: How do I transfer photos from 'my pictures' to Picasa? earlboss 7/17/12 3:01 PM
Hi:
Picasa never copies or brings photos into itself, it only indexes photos already on your disk and shows you them in their original folders.
 
If your Photos are still in your My Pictures folders, you only have to tell Picasa where to look for them.
 
Start Picasa.
Go to the Tools menu -> Folder Manager.
In the tree on the left, Set the My Pictures folder to "Scan Always".
Set any other folders that contain photos to "Scan Always"
Make sure any folders you don't want to see the pictures in are set to "Remove From Picasa"
 
When you exit the folder manager, Picasa should scan your folders and rebuild the database (index) and edits of the photos.
 
If you don't see the pictures, the virus may have damaged them or deleted them, so go to the folders that you say are in My Pics and make sure the pictures are still there and can be viewed by double-clicking on them.
 
If this doesn't work please geve more info on exactly what happened and where the pictures are.
 
Earl
 
Re: How do I transfer photos from 'my pictures' to Picasa? here2serve 7/17/12 4:35 PM
Earl,
   I have done that. A few times actually and Picasa never responds. I have been useing Picasa for years and have had to download a few times because of getting new pc's, etc. The pictures are fine in my pics. Do you think it would work to delete Picasa and download it again?? Thank you for your help!
Re: How do I transfer photos from 'my pictures' to Picasa? earlboss 7/17/12 5:08 PM
Hi Here:
How bad was the virus? Could some other files and DLLs be missing?
 
If you have any videos or movies in your folders, I would probably uninstall and reinstall Quicktime (or QT-Lite if you don't want the Apple Bloat).
 
I would also Install the K-Lite Codec Pack (Make sure to get both the 32bit  and x64 versions if you have 64 bit windows)
 
Yess, I would uninstall/reinstall  Picasa AND Rebuild the Database.
 
It is very likely the Picasa Database is Corrupt You can rebuild the database as follows:
 
 
Note that you MUST say "Yes" when asked if you want to delete your Picasa database or it will not rebuild.
 
Let us know how it goes and if there are any questions, concerns etc.
 
Earl
Re: How do I transfer photos from 'my pictures' to Picasa? here2serve 7/17/12 5:43 PM
I don't know much about virus' but it didn't seem really bad. The first thing I did when I removed it was open Picasa to see if everything was ok. It opened up fine and all my pics were there. As I gave a sigh of relief, my screen blinked and everything left. Picasa went blank.
Re: How do I transfer photos from 'my pictures' to Picasa? earlboss 7/17/12 6:05 PM
Hi:
That normally happens when Picasa no longer sees the pictures, or the folder is no longer in Folder Manager.
 
Are you SURE you have set the folders the pictures are in to "Scan Always" in Folder Manager?
Are you SURE that is the folder the pictures are actually in?
Go down the folder tree and make sure the folders below it are also set to scan always.
 
If that doesn't get you there, keep going down my list.
 
Earl
Re: How do I transfer photos from 'my pictures' to Picasa? here2serve 7/17/12 6:37 PM
Ok this is getting more confusing. Yes, each folder list has the scan always symbol beside it. I just finished uninstalling Picasa and reinstalling it again. It only put the pictures in that were in before I uninstalled it. Like the ones that I put into Picasa since the virus. None of the folders from a few years ago.
Re: How do I transfer photos from 'my pictures' to Picasa? earlboss 7/17/12 6:56 PM
Well, We are running out of options.
 
Are you sure you deleted the database so it would rebuild?
 
Let's try rebuilding the database without reinstalling.
 
And rebuild the database using Alternate method 1.
Alternate method 1 allows a fairly complete rebuild without requiring the uninstall/reinstall sequence.
Try that and we will go on from there.
 
Earl
 
Re: How do I transfer photos from 'my pictures' to Picasa? here2serve 7/17/12 7:22 PM
Okay, its doing its thing. I'll check it again in the morning. Thanks again for your help!