Sorting and organizing pictures in Windows 10

Sorting and organizing pictures in Windows 10

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Old 06-21-2019, 01:18 PM
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Create a subdirectory on your desktop exclusively for this project. Call it "Asian Trip Photos" or something you'll recognize. Share the entire gallery to Google cloud. Then download the entire set of Cloud photos to your desktop computer's subdirectory that you just created. Then open up your files (the icon of the file folder sitting in a folder holder, usually titled "My Files" on your desktop computer.***

***You can also upload/share your android phone's gallery to "Google Photos" and use your google chrome browser to access them, and do the exact same downloading from there, on your desktop Windows computer***

Find the subdirectory on your desktop windows computer that you just downloaded everything in to.
Now make a bunch of sub-subdirectories. "Beach Photos" "Hotel Fun Photos" and "Mountain Hike" and whatever else, within that Asian Photos subdirectory.

Now you're set up and ready to start moving stuff. You can close your browser and put your phone down, you're done with those for the rest of this project. Everything following, is done on your desktop computer. You don't even have to have internet on to do it, it's all sitting in your hard drive.

Go back to the main photo subdirectory. Click "view" and then select "large icons." You should now see easy-to-recognize thumbnails of every photo in that subdirectory. You will also see a menu on the far LEFT, of all your directories and subdirectories, with the current subdirectory open, with a list of all the sub-subdirectories (which are currently empty, and just now created) within it.

While keeping your CONTROL key pressed down, single-click on every photo you want to put into the "Mountain Hike" sub-subdirectory (or whatever you choose, that's just my hypothetical example).

When you've selected all the ones you want to move, simply left-click AND HOLD your mouse over any of the selected photos, and drag to the sub-subdirectory you want them to go to. Release your finger from the click. They will all go there.

Now do the same thing (select, then click-hold-drag) with all the other subdirectories.

If you remember the good ole days of Windows 3.11 for workgroups (the first commercially successful version of Windows, back around 1990ish), you'll recall this is how it was done way back then. It hasn't changed, it still works perfectly that way!

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Old 06-22-2019, 07:39 PM
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Jazuela, thank you for this detailed explanation. When I recover from jet lag, I shall work on it.
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