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Nimrodel
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Problem with categories

Postby Nimrodel » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:37 pm

Hello,

I have a problem with my categories. I guess I did something wrong without noticing. When I click a Picture it doesn't show its category any more (in the panel on the right).
In the category filter the pictures are still there, but I cannot open them (they are shown either specially small or not shown at all (see scrennshot).
What happened and how can I repair this?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Problem with categories

Postby xnview » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:02 am

you have not changed the path of your files?
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Re: Problem with categories

Postby Nimrodel » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:40 pm

Well, that' the problem, I don't know... Maybe I did it by mistake without noticing.. But I thought that the categories where always linked to the files, regardless of where they are?!

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Re: Problem with categories

Postby boomcat » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:50 pm

I had a very similar problem took me a good while to fix it.
The issue has to do with the directory of the files. For me i have mine on an external drive so one day when For whatever reason my pc thought that my external was a new device (likely some odd usb error) it changed the root directory to the drive from :E to :F. Since xnview stores its own database files and icons it seems mostly okay, but tit cannot find your actual files so previews and actually attempting to open it will not work. Unfortunately (although im new so i may be mistaken) to my knowledge Xnview really really does not like trying to change the directory in program so its not as simple as opening your catalog and amending. I ended up having to use windows to change the root directory of my external back after hours of re downloading XNview and attempting to reload and restore my database, in the process corrupting a good chunk of it before a realized how simple of an issue it was.

My suggestion is to open your catalog settings page in XN and then open a separate file explorer ensure that the catalogs directories perfectly match that of the ACTUAL files by navigation to them in the windows explorer. If there are any differences I suggest just fixing the actual directories in windows rather than messing with trying to amend them in xnview.

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Re: Problem with categories

Postby cday » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:21 pm

You're setting the paths in Integration > Paths to Custom so that you can easily edit the location if needed, but that doesn't always work?

I don't know if it is necessary to restart XnView before the change takes effect?

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Re: Problem with categories

Postby xnview » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:25 am

Nimrodel wrote:Well, that' the problem, I don't know... Maybe I did it by mistake without noticing.. But I thought that the categories where always linked to the files, regardless of where they are?!

if you move them with XnViewMP not outside
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Re: Problem with categories

Postby Nimrodel » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:11 pm

Thanks for the answers! I still couldn't solve the problem, I'm just too incompetent with computers and don't manage anything without exact directions on what to do; my xnview is in German too, so I'm not sure to find the right menu-buttons :?

Now I'm also confused about something else: If I buy a new computer and install xnview on it and all my photos from an external hard drive; will the categories still be there?

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Re: Problem with categories

Postby xnview » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:12 pm

Nimrodel wrote:Now I'm also confused about something else: If I buy a new computer and install xnview on it and all my photos from an external hard drive; will the categories still be there?

Do you export categories in file itself or sidecar?
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