View Full Version : Can ADD But Not DELETE Addys In Picasa 3

10-03-2012, 04:34 PM
Like it says: I cannot delete any names in Picasa. I have several that do not appear in any of my GMail accounts, but did at one time.

Now - even though the old names aren't in GMail - they are still in Picasa 3.

Any ideas how to edit and delete the old dead names?

I Googled and only get info on how to delete MY account and totally delete Picasa - but that's not what I want to do.

kahawai chaser
10-03-2012, 07:08 PM
Might help (http://www.steves-digicams.com/knowledge-center/how-tos/photo-software/how-to-delete-photos-from-picasa-while-retaining-them-on-your-computer.html), but seems for folders, or suggesting a hex editor for txt (possibly ref/pointer files) for files within a hidden folder. Not sure if it's linked to the web album online, which may cause names/files appearing. From the same site here about email linking. (http://www.steves-digicams.com/knowledge-center/how-tos/photo-software/how-to-remove-or-change-an-email-address-in-picasa.html)

But... Google have a habit of not having delete options for some of their web based (or desktop linked) properties, e.g. Google Reader, and Google Adsense. In fact I found, without me knowing, Google had posted all my images from Blogger to Picassa online. Now with Google+, might have unsuspecting sharing going on, if logged in...

11-03-2012, 03:27 AM
That's just nasty stuff. Me and HEX Editors is kinda like me and Linux.

I read that second link myself a couple of days ago and it only works for changing your own email address or deleting it, not much to do with editing the people on your email list though.

I think I'll delete Picasa and re-instal it to see what happens - after I back all the pixs I want onto my archive HDD first.

kahawai chaser
11-03-2012, 09:54 AM
Seems plenty of disscussion - or rather issues about Picasa in Google Groups. Might find a workaround. (https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!search/editing$20email$20contacts$20in$20picasa)

11-03-2012, 11:01 AM
Yeah - I'm still looking for an answer before I grenade Picasa and reinstall it.

11-03-2012, 11:39 AM
If you right click and move to new person it looks like you can delete there in the pop up box

11-03-2012, 05:00 PM
If you right click and move to new person it looks like you can delete there in the pop up box

OK - this looks good. Thanks. You prolly saved me a lot of work, although clicking on a few dozen names and bogus entries is a lot of work.

But yeah - it seems to be sol-ved. (Inspector Clouseau)