think i can learn something from you.
When you "archive" those images, are you using any compression software like Advanced JPEG compresor or Image Compressor perhaps?
I use Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006. I have a Maxtor 60G external hard drive for storing the photos. My question is: What is the best way to store the photos to the drive? Yesterday I did the "Archive" that the Digital Image Suite recommends and stored the archive to the external hard drive and now when i go into a folder all of the photos are not only on my computers hard drive, but on the external too (two exact duplicates). Also, when I use the Digital Image software to add the photos they are going onto the c drive of my computer, not the external....Any suggestions? Thanks.