Copying files from a folder on an internal or external drive creates a new copy of the selected folder, then places it in your selected location in the Mylio Library Folder. This is useful if you want to keep any Original photos and videos where they are but also create a secondary location where copies of all your images are consolidated in one place.
To import image files by copying them:
- Open Mylio and click the Import icon in the Navigation Bar.
- Select Add media accessible from this device.
- Next, choose how you would like your files added to Mylio. Select Copy files from a folder I select.
- A Windows Explorer or macOS Finder window will open. Navigate to the folder you want to copy to Mylio, then click Open.
- In the Destination Folder field, select the location where you’d like to store the copied folder.
- Examine the Options and choose the ones that are right for you.
- Exclude suspected duplicates – This will skip copying images that are already in your Mylio Library.
- Delete files after import – By default, this is toggled OFF.
- Expand Show Advanced Settings and make any necessary adjustments to the settings.
- File Naming – This allows you to rename files as you import them to Mylio. This can be helpful in making images easier to find with filters and search. For example, you can rename IMG_9962.jpg as tropical_vacation_1 or any other descriptive name.
- Folder Organization – This setting enables you to keep your folder organized “as is” or to change it to further organize the images in the folder by the date they were taken.
- Add Folder Name to Keywords – If your source folder has a descriptive name, this setting enables you to automatically add that word or phrase as a keyword for each image in the folder.
- Keywords – Add any additional keywords to describe the group of photos and make them easier to locate with filters and search.
- Click Import Now to copy your photos and files and import them into Mylio.