Ok guys thanks for all your help. Now I understand I must find and download a tool called "phpmyadmin" and use it to look at the mysql files on my server.
I have not really found a site where it is clear to downlaod the "phpmyadmin" I keep getting refered to www.phpmyadmin.net
and I have tried all their mirror sites to find the actual download link but to no avail.
I have read a lot of intimidating information on the tool and I must say this whole mess is not for the average Joe.
I dont think I need anywhere near the power of PP. All I want is something that will emulate the photo pages like this one: http://www.seymourauctions.com/gallery/index.php
PS. Chick thanks for the fix, it worked fine.