Still No Folders View

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With every release, I search with hope for the return of Folders View. Sadly, Snagit 2018 does include this feature so I'll keep using release 10. The absence of Folder's View is a deal-breaker for me, despite the many  attractive new features in the 2018 release. I have hundreds of *.snag files and need to be able to view them. I cannot do that in Windows Explorer. I've never understood why you removed this feature.
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Rick Grunwald

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+1 here
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Workaround = click open in snagit and have antoher explorer window open where you want to go and click in the folder you want to go to and the snagit open window should follow.

Not a fix but may help you save some time.

Also, something that help me greatly along these lines would be filebox extender.
Very handy for this and other navigation steps.

HTH

EDIT: Wait perhaps I am misunderstanding your problem as I really didn’t even look in snagit before I posted.

In snagit 13 when I click file > open I have a folder tree on the left.

Is that what you are referring to as "folders view"?

If so then that would indicate it may be a windows issue and not snagit.
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Are you looking for your collection of *.SNAG-files?

If you click in the Snagit Editor on 'Library' you get a directory structure with all the snag-files or saved png-files.



The place where SnagIt keeps all this files, you can elect.

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Albert,

Thanks for your response.
Which version of Snagit are you using? The Folders View that was available through release 10, disappeared in release 11. Are you saying the feature has been restored in a later release?

Lore
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+1 for a folder view
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@Lore Eargle is the Image that @Albert CLAESEN posted what you are referring to as "folders view"?

I have the same thing in snagit v13.
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Hello Lore

I'm not shure I understand you right (I am Dutch speaking, my English is not so good) but I think you are looking for the captures you made in Snagit?

I am a regular user of SnagIt from version 8 and had all the versions until now 2018.
My OS is Windows 10 Pro but I have still a computer with Windows 7 and SnagIt 11 and 12.

I had a look in the older versions of SnagIt and I found still my captures (from 2009 until 2017) in version 11, version 12 and 13 and now 2018;

From version 11 until now I have folders, only a little bit different looking but the same principle.
The captures I take are in all these versions in a folder called 'Snagitstore', These folders you can place where you want like I showed in my previous message.

I give you some examples:

In SnagIt 11 (Windows 7) it is called 'Folders' but you can reach them in the menubar under 'View' as 'Library'



The standard place for the library is C:\Users\your login\AppData\Local\TechSmith\SnagIt\Datastore
But you can change the location and the standard extension (.snag or png or ...) under 'Share' - 'Outputs'



In SnagIt 12 (Windows 7) it is almost the same, only some difference in layout:







For SnagIt 13 and 2018 is practically the same as I showed before.

Please don't forget the setting to 'Automatically save new image captures in the library!

Is this what you where looking for or did I misunderstand you?

Vriendelijke groet

Albert
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That's what's strange, Rick. The feature is still available! I just upgraded because I can now (still?) display all the images including snags within Snagit.
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That is not a folder view. The library is view of thumbnails of snags with some ability to use tags. Many of us don't find it especially useful
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Rick, Now that I have used the Library feature, I totally agree. I cannot browse through my directories the way I need to. Google Drive is accessible but not Google Team Drives, where I store images. I've tried tagging images as I open them but what Snagit chooses to display in the Library is capricious. 
I'm back to hoping for Folders View. <bleh>
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When version 12 arrived so much was broken. It seems that the attitude was like that of Microsoft "screw you - you will do it the way we tell you" or some such

I don't know why they removed, broke and crippled things like they did but they seem to be listening better these days.

If not a return to folder view, what do they have that replaces it? An explanation from Techsmith might go a way ... if they have a different WORKABLE way to accomplish the same thing
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+1 for folders view.
There were a -lot- of complaints after the release of 11.4
See
- Folders tab missing in Library in 11.4    
- Folders view is gone in Library V11.4

As for the library, personally, I hardly ever use it.
Just now I checked the Library. It would at least be handy being able to:
1) add 'Location' (folder path) to the columns
2) have a kind of 'jump to the folder', or 'open path' feature

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Albert,

Thanks for taking the time to give me so much detail. I've now set a Google Team Drive as the DataStore, In the Library, I don't see a way to browse to the folders that I need. If I click Images in the Library, I see a matrix of files, some with dates and a much smaller number with names. This is not helpful. I need to see them in the folders and with their names. The Windows Explorer link in the Applications section of the tree on the left of the Library displays four icons for images. Two of the icons have a size of 0k so they do not open. The other two have dates but not names, although they actually are named. The two images that do open are not in the same folder. I cannot understand how this architecture is useful.
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Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean by 'library is not a folder'?
How does a folder have to look?

As I mentioned before, in the library I can see the different folders (even automaticly divided in year, month and day) and I can see all my captures as pictures or as names like I saved them (dates, numbers or names)



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WIthin snagit the library is not a folder but rather a view of captures that may be all over your hard drive
The default save location for a new install is  MY DOCUMENTS / SNAGIT and can be found with Windows explorer
I tend to keep my captures in subfolders but they CAN be elsewhere on the hard drive and still be seen in the library

We're saying it would be nice to have a button (or something) where you could quickly find snags that are not in the library for some reason
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Thank you for the explanation.

I use the library for the normal use of my captures and as a real filemanager I'm using 'Total Commander'. In that I can rightclick any file and select where I like to open it.
If this is a picture or a screencapture, I can open it directly in Snagit.

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I'd like to see Folder View brought back too.

I made use of it extensively prior to v11. It disappeared v11dotSomething.

They brought back text capture so perhaps there's hope Folder View could return. The Library was much more useful back in the v10 and older time frame.
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I *** THINK *** the answer might be; USE WINDOWS EXPLORER
I too used the folder view. They have changed things so we now need a lot more clicks to accomplish things
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Win7 64 bit snagit 2018

When i rightclick on an image i go to open with and there's snagit editor.
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You can do that of course. If it is s SNAG file just double click it
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From Windows Explorer, of course, I can open Snagit files. I cannot, however, see a preview of a snag. Folders View in versions 10 and before showed a thumbnail of each image so that I could easily see which file I want to open without having to open it first. I could resize the thumbnails as well. Since Snagit 2018 consistently crashes my machine (locks up everything, including Task Manager), I'm now using Snagit 10 again.
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There is no thumbnail in the SNAG file. We have been asking for it especially since the folder view is gone
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I just looked at the thread on this topic that began 4 years ago and now has 44 responses
 = complaints + true frustration with the result of former dedicated Snagit users reverting to earlier versions or abandoning Snagit in favor of competing products. Seriously, TechSmith?! Would it really take a prohibitive effort to restore a feature that is causing you to lose formerly faithful users, who, as I used to do, recommended Snagit to everyone who asks what we use to create and edit screenshots?