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Picasa and Windows 7

Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:00 AM

We're happy to report that the new version of Picasa 3.5 is compatible with Windows 7. We'd also like to provide some guidance for people who switch to Windows 7 from Windows XP or older versions of Windows, as you'll need to follow a few extra steps to ensure Picasa works as expected. During the installation, Windows backs up all your application data to a new directory, but Picasa and other applications that rely on this data will not see it. To fix this, you'll just need to copy and paste your data to the right place. This will ensure that Picasa doesn't need to re-scan your whole hard drive, and you don't need to re-create your albums and name tags. Check out full details of how to do this in our help center here.