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October 10, 2010
9:54 am
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Tom
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I was wondering if somone might help me with this question. I am a getting an error when I am trying to back up my Picasa pictures. There are several years of photos and some slide shows I did on ther. What I would like to do instead is back up year by year instaed of the entire group of pictures. Does anyone know how to make a CD/DVD of multiple folders of choice?

October 10, 2010
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I have looked and looked for some software that allows you to select multiple folders and then burns CDs, asking for an additional CD when the first one is full.  Picasa is the only program I've found that does that. 

If anyone has used such a program, we'd love to hear about it!

What error are you getting with Picasa? 

Usually errors in backup are caused by a corrupted file which throws a wrench in the works.  I have been able to find such corrupted files by using Windows Explorer and just browsing a file list.  It crashes at the corrupted file.  I think I then had to go to DOS (remember that?) to delete the file, because windows always crashed when it hit it.   I haven't had the opportunity to investigate a corrupted file since Windows 7 – it may handle it better.

October 12, 2010
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Wow – I don't know if I am ready for that – going to DOS. Maybe it is the larger projects? How do I burn say 5 different folders from different years to say a gift CD or just to a CD. The whole folder also – all 5?

 

Thank you

 

Tom

October 12, 2010
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Picasa is certainly the best way to do that …

what exactly is the error message you get when you try?

October 12, 2010
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Oh … in case you haven't seen it – the video for create a gift CD is on the Picasa Series, #46

Just one change since that video was made … no more button for Gift CD – you cick the Create menu, then choose 'Create Gift CD'

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