Saving Memories with "Download Archive"

September 6th, 2021
August 1 marked the beginning of my 10th year here. When I started my intentions were to provide my daughter with a picture a day from home as she headed off to college. That intention was the beginning of a habit that has carried on even after her graduation. My project shows over 3500 photos posted, most with comments and journal entries giving insight to the days or subjects in the photos. I have evolved into mainly a nature photographer, and I appreciate the documentation of the rhythm and flow of the seasons that's grown from this project. The same can be said of the growth and change I see in my grandchildren when I look back through the months and years.

Over the past year or so I've fretted and worried about losing all those memories and am so thankful that Ross @Scrivna created the "Archive" for Ace members. I bought an external hard drive, clicked "Archive," and in a minute or less was able to download a month of memories and pack them safely away. It took only a few hours for me to Archive my whole project. I've seen many posts from people who have lost their photos because life intervened. I wanted to share my experience with "Archive" and encourage anyone who wants to tuck their albums away for safekeeping to be sure and utilize this great addition for 365 members.
September 6th, 2021
@aecasey - thank you, april, for this info. i've been meaning to do this, too, but life and work intervene constantly and when they don't, i fee lazy, so hopefully one of these days. what i would like to know from you is: are the narratives and the comments also get downloaded? advance thanks for the reply.
September 7th, 2021
@aecasey
I hadn't noticed this feature. I've been trying to keep up but not always on top of things. This will be a great help! Thanks.
September 7th, 2021
@summerfield Yes! You get a zip file, which, when opened, gives you a folder. That folder holds all the photos individually, a data file with all the comments in html, and also an html file. When you open the html file it opens a browser window that presents your month in a 365 format ... each photo for the month with its comments that you can scroll through. Very nice.
September 7th, 2021
@aecasey Thanks for this interesting post April, I have been wondering how to go about it. Now that I know, I will give it a try. What size external hard drive did you get?
September 7th, 2021
@aecasey Thanks for that April. I was completely unaware of that feature and will definitely make use of it.
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