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Settings and Options

Settings and Options for ThePhotoStick

ThePhotoStick offers several options to meet your photo and video back-up needs.

Accessing the Settings and Options

To access ThePhotoStick's settings and options, open ThePhotoStick software and click on the "Settings" button.

File Locations

ThePhotoStick will recursively search any directory paths specified in its settings.  By default, ThePhotoStick will start at "c:\" on Windows computers and  "/Users" on Mac computers.

Adding a Folder path to scan:

You can add additional search paths by clicking on the "Add..." button, browsing to and selecting the folder you would like to recursively search, then clicking "open".  You should now see the path added in the list of folders to scan.  Click "Ok" to save.

Removing a folder path to scan:

To remove a directory path to search, select the folder path in the list, then click on "Remove Selected".  

Note: You can select multiple folder paths at the same time by holding down the Ctrl key when clicking on another folder path.

For example, on a Windows system, if you do not want ThePhotoStick to search your entire drive, you can remove "c:\" by selecting it and then clicking "Remove Selected".  Then, click "Add..." to add a more specific path.  In this case, we want to only search the "Pictures" folder. Click "Ok" to save.

Reset Folders to scan back to default:

To reset the folder paths back to default, click on "Reset To Default".  This will remove any added paths and set it back to "c:\" on Windows computers and  "/Users" on Mac computers. Click "Ok" to save.

Adding a Folder path to skip:

You can add additional folder paths to be skipped and ignored by clicking on the "Add..." button, browsing to and selecting the folder you would like to skip, then clicking "open".  The folder you selected, plus any subfolders in that folder will be skipped.  You should now see the path added in the list of folders to skip.  Click "Ok" to save.

Removing a folder path to skip:

To remove a directory path to skip, select the folder path in the list, then click on "Remove Selected".  

Note: You can select multiple folder paths at the same time by holding down the Ctrl key when clicking on another folder path.

For example, on a Windows system, if you do not want ThePhotoStick to skip the "C:\Program Files" folder, you can remove "C:\Program Files" by selecting it and then clicking "Remove Selected".  Click "Ok" to save.

Reset Folders to Skip Back to Default:

To reset the folder paths to skip back to default, click on "Reset To Default".  This will remove any added paths and put back the default folders to skip.  Please go here to see the default folders to skip. 

Photo File Types

ThePhotoStick can find and save many types of photo files.  By default, ThePhotoStick will find and save JPEG photo files, but it can find and save many more photo file types if you choose.  

To add additional photo file types to find and save, click on the "Photo File Types" tab, and then check the box next to the photo file types you would like ThePhotoStick to find and save.   Click "Ok" to save.

Video File Types

ThePhotoStick can find and save several types of video files.

To add additional video file types to find and save, click on the "Video File Types" tab, and then check the box next to the video file types you would like ThePhotoStick to find and save.   Click "Ok" to save.