How to Backup and Transfer your Picasa Database in Windows 7

Picasa is free photo editing software from Google that lets you modify your pictures and tag them. Picasa stores its information in its database. If you want to transfer your Picasa settings and tags to a new computer, then not only will you have to transfer the photos but also the database to the new folder.

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In Windows 7, transferring Picasa database is quite simple. First, head on over to the following foder:

C:> Users > [Your User Name] >AppData > Local > Google

You will see a folder titled either Picasa2 or Picasa3. Right click on this folder and copy it.

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To create a backup, simply paste the folder in a safe storage location.

To transfer the database to a new computer, paste the copied folder to an external storage device like a flash drive. Plug the flash drive into the new computer. The Picasa folder you pasted into the flash drive should now be copied to the same folder location in the new computer:

C:> Users > [Your User Name] >AppData > Local > Google

This action will transfer your Picasa database from the first computer to the second computer.

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