Hi, everyone. (First post here - yay! )
Anyway, now that I got that out of my system...
I'm trying to figure out a "dummy-proof" system of sharing pictures so my wife and I can both have access to all of them from our laptops.
Here's our setup (sorry for the wall of text, but I just wanted to provide the entire "picture" - pun intended):
Computers: My wife and I have our own laptops running Win10 and we both have logins on each others' laptop. We login using our respective Gmail account.
We also have an Office 365 account, which gives us 1TB of shared storage on OneDrive.
We share a Dropbox account (free), so that gives us (a mere) 3GB of storage.
Then there's our Google accounts which give us something like 17GB total each.
Finally, we have a 3TB Western Digital MyBook NAS and 3TB WD MyCloud connected to our router at home. I bought those to store our videos and movies.
The 6TB NAS storage is nice, but access to that online is not ideal - it's a clunky interface. To me, the most sensible thing is the OneDrive, since it's (supposedly) a shared space, but I can't figure out how to share files (pictures, in particular) between our two OneDrive logins/accounts.
The ideal system would be to allow us to copy new photos from wherever they're coming from (phones (Android) or camera/SD card) to a folder on our respective laptop and then somehow those pictures will be visible to both of us.
I've tried a couple of file syncing programs to some degree of success. My last attempt at that was using FreeFileSync, putting everything on the NAS drives. For some reason I've always had difficulty getting my head around the concepts of differential backups, incremental backups and the like. It seemed to be working fine for a while, but when I accidentally deleted all of the pictures my wife just got done scanning from old photos, I knew I needed to find a better solution.
The thing that kills me is I'm a programmer - I build computers, websites, programs, but I just can't figure out a good system that makes sense to my wife who just "wants it to work" (don't we all).
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
I've tried a couple of file syncing programs to some degree of success, but when I accidentally deleted all of the pictures my wife just got done scanning from old photos, I decided I need a better system. So here I am begging for help!