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In Topic: Rule Of Thirds Guides

30 April 2015 - 01:35 PM

Hi, Boatlady,


The part that you are missing is mentioned by Diane.  Not only do you define your grid from the Edit menu, you must also turn the grid on from the View menu.

In Topic: Picasa "lost" My Folders ?

21 April 2015 - 01:21 PM

Hi, April,


Yes, it wasn't a warning for you as you had already replaced the failing hard drive.  I just wanted to let people know that failing hard drives will do that drive letter thing.

In Topic: Picasa "lost" My Folders ?

20 April 2015 - 08:28 PM

... Several years ago I had a drive that would disappear from the list every so often- and almost give me a heart attack. We never lost any data, but we did have issues with the drive letters like you mentioned...

Anyone seeing this happen frequently should be advised that this is a possible indicator of a failing hard drive.

In Topic: Picasa "lost" My Folders ?

19 April 2015 - 06:48 PM


I know it does this for removable drives...but even the dvd/cd drive?  I thought that was odd. 


Yes, that is odd.  I am not sure, but if a secondary drive is periodically going offline, that would leave its letter open for another drive to grab.

In Topic: Picasa "lost" My Folders ?

19 April 2015 - 06:17 PM

I did notice, however....that the EHD drive was E: so that is where Picasa scans.  Now, it shows F: and my CD/DVD drive is E:.  ???  What????  How can that just randomly change??  And why oh why would it do that??? 


This is not uncommon.  As you plug in an external hard drive, a memory stick, your phone or camera, etc., Windows reassigns the drive letters to the next available drive letter.  As soon as you remove your media, the drive letter can be assigned to a different media.  So if you plug in your external hard drive and it shows, for example "F", then you just need to tell Picassa to look in drive F.


I have read that there is software that you can get that will manage drive letters.  I take it to mean that it can recognize a particular media (such as a Western Digital 1TB external hard drive) and permanently assign it the drive letter of your choice.