How do I reinstall Picasa 3 which was inadvertently deleted. Also how to recover albums organized in Picasa 3?
You can check your filesystem for Picasa.ini files (just activate show hidden items in Windows). if these Picasa-files still are there, you should be able just to reinstall Picasa and it should start with all the settings you made earlier. Picasa itself doesn´t remove the .ini files.
You might want to try the following set of instructions (found here):
Before (re)install on old system, copy/backup the c:/documents and settings//local settings/application data/Picasa2 folder
After (re)install on new system:
- Install Picasa (yes it's Picasa 3 atm but it still creates a Picasa 2 folder)
- Start Picasa and let it scan as little as possible (you don't have to wait for it to finish scanning), turn Picasa off
- Go to c:/documents and settings//local settings/application data/ and rename Picasa2 to something like Picasa2_newinstall
- Copy the old Picasa2 folder to c:/documents and settings//local settings/application data/
- Start Picasa