Ok, maybe you can help me. I have no idea what you mean about linking albums. I can't access my old albums. I wanted to download the photos so I can put it on my NAS and host them somewhere for friends and family to view.
I mean about the linking album... if your friends/family want to see your old album... you can send them a old link...(or add links on your blog/website) for example:
then and add the new album link like this:
The old album, don't worry about the login, just view the photos like public.. save the photos onto your system as long as you don't have them as private.
If you have a link to your old album and I will grab photos out and send them to you if you want me to.