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.
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.
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?
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.
= 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?
Folders view is gone in Library V11.4. I have thousands of .snag files in folders for training manuals and updating them is now EXTREMELY cumbersome since I can not preview the file before I open it in browse. Please reconsider the impact on long time users that have accumulated many library files over the years. Thank you.
This might not be exactly what some of you are looking for. And it was obviously a long time coming. But I did want to let you know that with Snagit 2019, you can now preview SNAG files directly in Windows Explorer. So you can organize your SNAG files into whatever folders you want on your computer and quickly scan to find the right files without having to open them in Snagit first. I realize this might be too little too late for some of you, but feel free to try out the demo version of Snagit 2019 to see if this works for you. It should work with all previously created SNAG files.
If you have any troubles, please don't hesitate to open a ticket with our Support team and we can get to the bottom of it. You can see what else is in Snagit 2019 here.
Edit: a copy and paste error made my grammar subpar
I have, like many of you, used Snagit for years...stopped updating at 11.3 because Snagit could not view the many different folders that I had (especially from work projects) in the Editor. I was able to go to Snagit Editor, go to my different folder, and View my .jpg or Open/Edit/modify my .snag files. This was great when I wanted to tweak a previous .snag file with modifications and use the file in a new or existing project. We lost all that capability when 11.4 came out.
I see, over the years, after just going back to view the many threads on this issue that maybe an Explorer view is available. My question to SNAGIT...does this new update allow me to find my old project folders or the default Snagit folder and view/edit/modify and save the files as jpg or .snag for future use... If I cannot do all of this in the Editor, then I will pass. Being able to view a large thumbnail but not being able to Edit looses a lot of capability. Also, if you must select a Snagit cryptic name from a list, then that is not like looking at the actual thumbnails in Editor.
Is it possible, just possible that a change of workflow might actually be beneficial overall? Now hear me out. When the ability to drag items from the tray onto an app arrived I was like, whatever. But then one day I saw the light, changed my workflow, stopped saving everything to jpg/png and my SnagIt experience changed overnight, for the better.
OK so that's the recents tray - different issue - but indicative of the principle.
I also don't save .snag files anymore, BTW.
Saving a .snag file to a project folder takes time. You have to find the correct folder, think about a file name, name the file and save it. And then, when you use extra large icons, they still not might be big enough to differentiate similar shots. What I have discovered is that:
1. In the SnagIt library you can increase the size of thumbnails to ultra large with no loss of fidelity
2. I know with some degree of certainty when I worked on something last, so the library year/month/day "folders" usually let me find something pretty quickly.
3. I can tag something with a project name if I need to, and that is quicker than saving the file - see comments above re finding the folder, assigning a name...
So, I find that for ME (and it might not work for you) overall I spend less time using the library than I would using folders.
Now, I know what your thinking. WTF? Right? I fully accept that folders may be so deeply embedded in your workflow that there's no way on earth it can be changed. And that's fine, absolutely fine. But I just wanted to put the alternative out there for people to consider. If you get a chance to try it you might, repeat, MIGHT, find it works for you. Or not. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
OK, blue touch paper has been lit. I shall now retire to a safe distance.
Hit me. Who's gonna be first? let me guess ...
Seriously, if you don't agree with me that OK. You don't need to reply. I get this might not work for you. But I can't NOT offer this up; there might be someone who this might benefit.
Peace people, peace.
I have, like many of you, used Snagit for years...stopped updating at 11.3 because Snagit could not view the many different folders that I had (especially from work projects) in the Editor.
What is confusing is that I don't believe a change occurred that blocked anything. Viewing folders is typically an operating system thing, not a SnagIt thing. Unless, of course, you are talking about an aspect of the SnagIt Library. If that's the case, I'm just "out" as I never really used the Library or cared about it.
So I'm more than a bit confused about any inability to see or navigate to folders.
Cheers... Rick :)
The thing that was most important was being able to use the Editor and update the previous files. Now this new 2019 demo version, it uses Explorer to find the file folders, but what about viewing the thumbnails and being able to modify in Editor. As Paul above states, maybe a different workflow is necessary. Is there another way, like using specific names and relying on the Tab date sorting. In the 2019 version, do you have to select one at a time or can you glimpse a whole folder. Going forward, if I lost my computer and had to upgrade, maybe, but for my old stuff...I'm staying...till.....
Whilst writing this, just for the sake of argument, let's assume... a Folder View would indeed still exist, I am not sure how it will handle large collections of captures. Maybe SnagIt will become slow?
If you work with only one monitor I believe folders view is especially beneficial in speeding up your workflow.
I myself didn’t work with folders view much. Nor did I work extensively with SnagIt 11 or previous versions. Perhaps if I had I would’ve learned to appreciate folders view more?
That being said, judging by all the comments I’ve read about folders view. There a lot of people that don’t have the vaguest idea how it works/used to work. Or what it was all about.
I’m having a slow week so I reinstalled SnagIt 11 this morning. I’m sure I’m missing some of the advantages and disadvantages of folders view. But in the video below I think I’m covering the basic overall picture.
When you have five minutes of free time on your hands. And you honestly don’t have a grasp of what folders view is all about. You may want to watch it.