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  1. Ddude58

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    I have many old photos that i'm scaning and putting in a folder on desk top. Will this folder take up a lot of space where it will slow me down? Also aol has this x drive that can can install and store them into. Does anybody know anything abouth this x drive? Aol has a lot of weird programs and wondering if this is one of them.
    thank you
    David
     
  2. badjuju

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    Hi Ddude....Just how many pictures are you talking about? Unless you have so many that your hard disk doesn't have much space left, it shouldn't slow your computer down. I don't know about Aol's x drive, but just from experience, I would be wary of using Aol to do anything other than getting online. :p
     
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    So far I have put about 60 in that folder and have many more to scan. I don't think my PC is slowing down with this many yet. As for aol I don't like to download anything they have to offer. The few times I did my computer went nuts until I removed what I download and some times it not easy getting their junk out. My plans are to make a photo show with back ground music and send to relatives and also want to try to burn a copy on disk.
    thanks for advice
    David
     
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    Right click on the folder, go to properties, it should tell you how large the folder is.....if you're scanning in high resolution, it is possible to eat up hard drive space quickly.
     
  5. badjuju

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    No problem :) 60 is not that many. How big is your hard drive?

    Just for an example, I have over 4000 pictures on my computer, as well as many other programs and files, but I have a 160 gig hard drive and still have 120 gig of free space.

    Go with your instincts on Aol. I've worked on several computers that had it, and what a mess it creates.
     
  6. badjuju

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    Oh yeah, and what she said :D
     
  7. Ddude58

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    Thank you everybody
    I also Have 160 hard drive and so far pics only taking up 19.16 mb
    so I guess I'm ok
    David
     
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    60 pictures and only 19 megs :eek:

    Wow, what resolution are they?
     
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    :D AcaCandy

    Dude, You have lots of room on your hard drive. You must be scanning at a terribly low resolution. If you plan to make a slideshow with your pictures you will have to scan at a much higher res. Otherwise, no one will be able to see them without a powerful magnifying glass. ;)
     
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