I am afraid that soon I may lose all my valuable picasa files. Last summer, it added new options that let you and download those albums to your computer. See in a normal browser for viewing your Autobackup click in the searchbox on top. I think some data were deleted. Now , when I want to see my albums without that link, well, is there a way to get there? I want to be sure that my entries are correct and that they don't go to into other Picasas. If you want to use Backup and Sync, my recommendation is to carefully select the folders you want it to upload.
I am only lucky that I already had installed OpenOffice and it seems to be working just fine. Seems to me that those in charge know exactly what happened and refuse to answer to us. I did notice that when I clicked my individual album link I saved before, I clicked the link and the pictures showed up in G+. Those photos are precious and priceless. The first time you launch Picasa it will ask you what folders you want to scan for pictures that will be added to your Picasa library. Just left a token of basically bullshit that I have downloaded over the years. I don't want to do that, I want to firewall my google accounts from my accounts.
Couple of years ago my hotmail was hacked and was unusable. One thing I found was that all the cookies you have floating around can cause a problem. So where are my albums??? A lot of people are experiencing the same problem. You can play a movie saved in any of these formats using Picasa itself. The only real safety is having two not synced copies in different locations. I tried to get into Picasa so that I could move all of my photos to a memory card, I used the link provided in this forum and was taken to a Picasa web page only to find that all photos from the first year of my son's life are not there anymore. Right-click it and choose Carbonite and then Properties….
Why didn't they send us alerts in 2016 so we could move the storage back to our laptops? Does anyone have contact information for technical assistance? If you understand Picasa, you know that is a problem. You can select a parent folder and it will upload all photos in any subfolders. I just found out today that years of my Picasa albums have disappeared. To my horror no matter how hard I tried I cannot retrieve my Albums. Last April, Google and the Picasa Web Albums Plugin for iPhoto. Granted, I assumed that and do I was not 100% sure.
That was a couple weeks ago. I have only one Google account and it still works. I received no email, no online prompting a warning. If this still works and you click View online, you may see also your other old albums in your browser. I followed the weblinks you posted above and recovered everything Thank you for posting.
I wonder if anybody at Google monitors these comments, if they did they should get the idea that their idea or 'progress' just alienates users and forces a migration to more user-friendly systems. Now I don't see any of my old albums. But, what about all those old pictures that are still on your computer? It was mind boggling, and I tried for a bit to delete the new add in. Picasa is a computer-based program, Google Photos is cloud-based. The old rule that you need at least one backup, and preferably more is still valid.
I have a problem with picasa too. Thank you so much for your time. I had my laptop stolen a few days ago and I was confident that Picasa was a good backup for my pics. I found that I can still create new album, but again,it is there but I can not open it. You are not currently logged in.
If you don't see these old albums when you log-in to they never have been on Picasaweb or they were deleted by a technical bug in Picasa. Whoever is responsible for this, thank your lucky stars you are protected in cyberspace!!!! I have been reading all the posts and going in to Picasa and Google+ and I keep seeing the same handful of albums - not all my originals. I loved Picasa and no matter what Google said, all of our pictures were not transferred to Google Pictures. But even your most photo-averse friends will appreciate it when you can instantly pull up that picture of them receiving an award 10 years ago. Probably have 2 other accounts with photos.
So it purely is your own neglectance, but if you still know the account which you have used to log-in, you should be able to log-in to the archive that Google has left at Hi everyone, I apologize in advance for asking the problem mentioned here many times. When I tried to access my web albums apparently I was signed into the wrong email account. To my relief, everything was still there. Sorry but they at just gone were talking about 15,000 pictures, some I have on disk or thumb drives, there should have been some kind of warning not just what I got was that if you were a member of Picasa that they were not longer but said you had time before this happened only to find i'm missing all my albums! I was finally able to find the original albums in Google Plus 2. I learned my lesson, but, nevertheless, I trusted Picasa, and I paid the penalty because my thousands of pictures are now obliterated and no one seems to have an answer to where they are. If you want a complete backup of your pictures for use with Picasa, you need to backup that. Lookign to merge when I can figure out how to get Picasa to log in.