Picasa allows you to see your list of folders in either Flat view, or Tree View. In Flat view you can sort the folders by Date OR Alphabetically. In Tree View you can’t because it has to show your nested folder structure as you created it. If you understand that, please read on about how it relates to Backup. If not … here are the videos that will show you what I mean by Flat View and Tree View
Here’s the trick – get into the view you want *before* clicking on the Backup command. The screen shots below show you the difference in looking at the backup options:
Everyone organizes their picture folders differently. Just like any filing system it’s up to you how to file them. Backup is a very important factor in how you organize, so, if you’ve nested folders for backup purposes – this is a very handy tip to be able to see your nested ‘tree’ view in the backup process.
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- Backup to External Hard Drive
- Move Folders of Pictures to an External Drive
- Moving Folders Among Multiple Hard Drives
- Backup your Photos to CD
- Backup Monthly to Disk (CD or DVD)
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