Networked drives, Lost in Translation? 5% success rate? Old XP files on HD F, fetched from new Win7 system HD C... is proving a puzzling hit & miss.
If I boot up in XP from my old hard drive, NO PROBLEM, all pics are there in file directory to SEE as thumbnail file icons, and they fly out of the old XP Picasa pic viewer app full form in perfect fashion. BUT booting up from my new hard drive & Win7 OS system, going to my old F hard disk, old XP Library, Pictures folder, only reveals 5% of the .jpg thumbnail file icons viewable in the directory, and those viewable ones take like 60 seconds processing to be viewed in full from the new Win7(?) Picasa pic viewer!
Double clicking on the XP file icon fires up which Picasa app, XP's or Win7's? (I'm ASSUMING it's the system's Win7 C drive Picasa app processing the F drive's .jpg's) ? 95% of the .jpg pics won't even reveal their thumbnail file icons in the XP Library Picture file directory, independent of Picasa. But 5% of .jpg icons do show up! How's that?
Picasa is not the primary riddle. The properties are all there however and looks A-OK. You would think a .jpg is a .jpg so what's the deal with fetching them, from the same file, from my new Win7 system vantage point??? Hit and miss reveal? Same file format. BOTH from the thumbnail file directory reveal AND from Picasa. But even the "good" 5% of pics viewable as thumbnail icons are hard to process from the Win7(??) Picasa app, taking like 60 seconds to render.
Trying to have my old XP computer via its hard drive simply patched and added to my new Win7 power system SEEMED LIKED the best of both (old & new) worlds.
What's the problem... besides my naïveté ???