Adding your photo and video collections.
It all starts when you add the top folders wherein you keep your Photo and Video files, to ™HomeMediaToolkit.
This may be achieved either by drag-dropping the top-most folder of your photo and videos folders,
to the application's main work area, or by clicking on the 'Add Folder' option from the menu at
the top, as illustrated by the arrow below.
When a folder is added, the system will analyze the photos and videos in that folder and all its subfolders.
This process could take an hour or two (for say 30,000 files) depending on the number of media
files you have and on many other factors such as your PC's hardware. Once analysis is complete,
this information is stored for future use. When media files are added or removed, the system will
eventually re-analize any changes it may find in your folders.
Give your top folders a friendly name.
Some storage devices such as USB Sticks, SDHC / Micro SDHC chips and so on may be difficult to recognise. You may 'name'
a device so that when it is on-line, active and available, it shows the friendly name and not just a
drive letter such as "F:\".
Set Master and Secondary Folders
There can only be one Master folder (set) at any one time, but as many secondary folders as you want.
By setting a Folder to 'Master' you are indicating which folder
contains your main (primary, most important) collection of photos and videos.
This is useful for example, when you would like to find which photos on the Micro SD
are missing from your "Master collection". Having said that, you can change your Master folder whenever you desire to do so.
Protect Your Folders
Back to Main Page