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Duplicated pictures

Postby alobo » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:04 pm

I copied (with the MacOS Finder) picture files that were filed already in XnView MP and then copied them to a new directory,
filed them again and deleted the former directory (yes, a silly thing to do, I'm just a beginner...). Is there any way to
eliminate all files of the former directory from the database? Is there a way to search for duplicated files?
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Re: Duplicated pictures

Postby xnview » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:05 am

you can check in settings>catalog>optimize
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Re: Duplicated pictures

Postby alobo » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:18 pm

xnview wrote:you can check in settings>catalog>optimize

Done, thanks. I selected
Remove data from empty directory
Remove data from orphaned directory
Remove data from orphaned files

(It would be good having a written description of what the different options actually do, this is kind of sensible operation)

I do not have the thumbnails corresponding to the files in the no longer existing folder, but by some reason I keep having
duplicated fotos, actually with identical Properties:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_LsZU5NlOztWk5ubWw2Tk5hM2c

Why? How can I remove duplicated files? If the answer is using "settings>catalog>optimize", could you state which options should be
activated?

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Re: Duplicated pictures

Postby xnview » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:37 pm

strange, and if you use context menu 'open containing folder' on these 2 duplicates, it's the same source?
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Re: Duplicated pictures

Postby alobo » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:21 pm

xnview wrote:strange, and if you use context menu 'open containing folder' on these 2 duplicates, it's the same source?

If I select 'open containing folder' for each thumbnail of any pair in both cases the folder is the same:
/Volumes/LACIE1TB/FOTOS/201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/

which is the one listed in Properties.

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Re: Duplicated pictures

Postby xnview » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:04 pm

alobo wrote:
xnview wrote:strange, and if you use context menu 'open containing folder' on these 2 duplicates, it's the same source?

If I select 'open containing folder' for each thumbnail of any pair in both cases the folder is the same:
/Volumes/LACIE1TB/FOTOS/201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/

which is the one listed in Properties.

It's really strange, could you send me your .db?
Pierre.

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Re: Duplicated pictures

Postby alobo » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:08 pm

xnview wrote:
alobo wrote:
xnview wrote:strange, and if you use context menu 'open containing folder' on these 2 duplicates, it's the same source?

If I select 'open containing folder' for each thumbnail of any pair in both cases the folder is the same:
/Volumes/LACIE1TB/FOTOS/201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/

which is the one listed in Properties.

It's really strange, could you send me your .db?


Sure:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kdue30c98zg2orp/XnView.db?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ji2s5j4f7fov43k/Thumb.db?dl=0

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Re: Duplicated pictures

Postby xnview » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:58 pm

in your db i see that you have same filename but for 2 different folders "/Volumes/LACIE1TB/FOTOS/201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/" & "@201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/"
It seems that you have changed the base path? You need to delete one of them in settings>Catalog
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Re: Duplicated pictures

Postby alobo » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:25 pm

xnview wrote:in your db i see that you have same filename but for 2 different folders "/Volumes/LACIE1TB/FOTOS/201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/" & "@201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/"
It seems that you have changed the base path? You need to delete one of them in settings>Catalog


ok. What does the "@" mean? Does it represent the "Base path"? That would clarify a lot my other question regarding external drives

Also: in my Preferences/Catalog I do no see "@201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/" but "/Volumes/LACIE1TB/FOTOS/201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/"
repeated twice:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/exuux475yrxka4n/Screenshot%202017-07-25%2019.27.51.png?dl=0

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Re: Duplicated pictures

Postby xnview » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:14 pm

alobo wrote:
xnview wrote:in your db i see that you have same filename but for 2 different folders "/Volumes/LACIE1TB/FOTOS/201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/" & "@201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/"
It seems that you have changed the base path? You need to delete one of them in settings>Catalog


ok. What does the "@" mean? Does it represent the "Base path"? That would clarify a lot my other question regarding external drives

yes

Also: in my Preferences/Catalog I do no see "@201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/" but "/Volumes/LACIE1TB/FOTOS/201609_FOTOS_TESIS_JOAN/"
repeated twice:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/exuux475yrxka4n/Screenshot%202017-07-25%2019.27.51.png?dl=0

yes, if you use a base path, the @ is replaced
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