Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

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Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

Postby monitor » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:36 pm

Just downloaded 0.87 64-bit - running under Win 10
For image files on a USB stick the categories pane is greyed out.
All files have had their read-only bit reset and running "dir /a:/r" shows no files while dir alone shows them all.
For the same directory on a local hard drive the pane works as expected.
PS: 0.86 does the same

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Re: Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

Postby xnview » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:12 am

could you post a screenshot, i can't reproduce
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Re: Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

Postby monitor » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:30 pm

My apologies for the delay - I was away for a few days.
The attached screen shots show the same files.
One lives on a USB stick, the other on the local hard drive
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same files on USB drive
XnViewMP-Harddrive.jpg
same files on local hard drive

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Re: Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

Postby xnview » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:50 am

really strange, the category view is ungreyed as soon as you select a file
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Re: Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

Postby monitor » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:11 am

That's how it works when the file is on a hard drive, but not after I move the same directory to a thumb drive.
As a test, I tried to write some data using Irfanview to the files on the thumb drive and it worked.
I had verified that the read-only bit was NOT on and the second test with Irfanview confirmed this for me because I was able to write and erase data in th first file, the one I used for the screenshots. :o

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Re: Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

Postby xnview » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:29 pm

read-only is not the problem, and if you select 2 files?
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Re: Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

Postby monitor » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:08 pm

Same issue - the panel stays greyed

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Re: Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

Postby xnview » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:40 am

monitor wrote:Same issue - the panel stays greyed

i've sent you a PM
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Re: Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

Postby monitor » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:46 am

I have sent you the results of the test

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Re: Categories pane greyed out for files on USB stick

Postby monitor » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:42 pm

I can no longer reproduce this problem, though I don't know of anything I did.
Please considered it resolved for now


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