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Re-Installing Picasa on a scrubbed hard drive
October 30, 2014
11:30 am
Marilyn Register
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Confused My computer crashed and had to be scrubbed. I now have to re-install the current Picasa on it. I had an older version of Picasa not sure which one. My pictures are backed up on a WD Passport. Is there a file in my folders on the Passport that includes the editing I did with the old Picasa?  

October 31, 2014
7:53 am
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Yes, all edits are stored in the Picasa.ini file that is located in each folder with pictures. So, when you restore the folder, it gets the pictures and the .ini file with all the edits that Picasa will see.

You might want to watch this video, even though it’s transferring from PC to Mac, the process is the same PC to PC.

Transferring your picture library from PC to Mac


How Picasa Handles Edits

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