How do I use Picture Keeper on a Mac?

posted this on Sep 17, 2015


Important! When using a Picture Keeper Pro for the first time on a Mac, be aware of this Time Machine message. "Do you want to use this device as a Time Machine Backup"? Answer "No" to this message. A "Yes" answer will format the drive for use as a Time Machine backup. You will need to have Support remotely reload the PIcture Keeper software.

Getting Started with Mac OS X


Plug the Picture Keeper into a USB port on your computer. Normally, an icon for the drive will appear on your desktop (see image below). This icon can look different depending on your computer settings and may be called PK4, PK8, PK16, PKPRO, or PKBackup. Double-click on this icon to open the drive.



If the desktop icon does not appear, you can start the Picture Keeper by openning a Finder window (the smiley face in the dock.)A window will appear and you should see the Picture Keeper drive displayed in the left column under the 'Devices' section.

Click on it once to display its contents in the right side of the Finder window. You can also open a Finder window to display the window seen below


Then double click the PictureKeeperForMac file to start the Picture Keeper software.

If you need any assistance, click here to contact support.