Jump to content
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Patty

Watch Folder

Question

Is there a way to turn off the watch for Photo Show? I don't want it to continue copying my pictures. Sounds like it would be using too much hard drive space. :angry:<_<

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Hello Patty,

 

PhotoShow has both a 'Home Photos' folder and 'watch' folders. The 'Home Photos' folder is the folder that you designate as the location where you store your photos during the PhotoShow installation process. These are the files that PhotoShow accesses as 'Albums' within the program.

 

If you import photos into PhotoShow from a folder outside of your 'Home Photos' folder (such as an attached digital camera) a copy of the photo will be placed in the 'Home Photos' folder.

 

The 'Home Photos' folder is also a 'Watch' folder. This means that photos added to this folder outside of PhotoShow will automatically be scanned into PhotoShow.

 

If you want you can designate other folders as 'Watch' folders. If you place an image into one of these folders, the image will also automatically appear in PhotoShow and be copied into your 'Home Photos' folder.

 

The 'Home Photos' folder is always a 'Watch' folder although you do not need to designate other folders for PhotoShow to 'watch'.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Hello Patty,

 

PhotoShow has both a 'Home Photos' folder and 'watch' folders. The 'Home Photos' folder is the folder that you designate as the location where you store your photos during the PhotoShow installation process. These are the files that PhotoShow accesses as 'Albums' within the program.

 

If you import photos into PhotoShow from a folder outside of your 'Home Photos' folder (such as an attached digital camera) a copy of the photo will be placed in the 'Home Photos' folder.

 

The 'Home Photos' folder is also a 'Watch' folder. This means that photos added to this folder outside of PhotoShow will automatically be scanned into PhotoShow.

 

If you want you can designate other folders as 'Watch' folders. If you place an image into one of these folders, the image will also automatically appear in PhotoShow and be copied into your 'Home Photos' folder.

 

The 'Home Photos' folder is always a 'Watch' folder although you do not need to designate other folders for PhotoShow to 'watch'.

 

In Roxio EMC you can turn off the watch so that it is not using up so much of your computer power. I like this PhotoShow program, however, if it means I am going to be increasing disc usage by having duplicate pix and video on my computer I don't want to have it on my system. I would like to know where I can find these extra folders.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Hello Patty,

 

PhotoShow has both a 'Home Photos' folder and 'watch' folders. The 'Home Photos' folder is the folder that you designate as the location where you store your photos during the PhotoShow installation process. These are the files that PhotoShow accesses as 'Albums' within the program.

 

If you import photos into PhotoShow from a folder outside of your 'Home Photos' folder (such as an attached digital camera) a copy of the photo will be placed in the 'Home Photos' folder.

 

The 'Home Photos' folder is also a 'Watch' folder. This means that photos added to this folder outside of PhotoShow will automatically be scanned into PhotoShow.

 

If you want you can designate other folders as 'Watch' folders. If you place an image into one of these folders, the image will also automatically appear in PhotoShow and be copied into your 'Home Photos' folder.

 

The 'Home Photos' folder is always a 'Watch' folder although you do not need to designate other folders for PhotoShow to 'watch'.

 

You can manager your 'Watch' folders by opening PhotoShow and clicking on the 'Preferences' link. There you will be able to select your 'Watch' folders. Please note that there is not a way to turn the off the 'Watch' function for the Home Photos folder.

 

However, because the program is accessing the photos in this folder, it will not be making duplicates of these images. A duplicate will only be created if you import a photo into PhotoShow from another folder.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
You can manager your 'Watch' folders by opening PhotoShow and clicking on the 'Preferences' link. There you will be able to select your 'Watch' folders. Please note that there is not a way to turn the off the 'Watch' function for the Home Photos folder.

 

However, because the program is accessing the photos in this folder, it will not be making duplicates of these images. A duplicate will only be created if you import a photo into PhotoShow from another folder.

 

Thanks...............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×