I keep all my photos on a network drive, so I don’t need Picasa to waste time monitoring the “My Pictures” folder, nor the rest of my computer. How do I change this setting?
Picasa’s Folder Manager can be used to configure which locations are monitored. This is probably the answer you are looking for if you were checking under Tools → Options and found nothing.
- Click on Tools.
- Click on Folder Manager….
- For each of the folders you do not wish to monitor (e.g. Desktop, My Photos, etc…):
- Click on the folder.
- Select “Remove from Picasa” from the right.
- Repeat for each folder.
Picasa will now only monitor the network drive/folders that you chose. This process also works with any other drive, such as an external firewire/usb drive, or a supplementary hard drive.