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masterdrummer
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Location of picture's changed! Categories?

Post by masterdrummer » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:06 pm

Hi Guys.

I am using XnViewMP Version 0.84. Because i am working on different computers i installed it on an USB Drive.
Everything worked fine, all of my 10k+ pictures have a category and a Rating.

When i attach the USB drive to a computer and it get's another drive letter than bevfore everythink is broken. Xnview does not show me my pictures when i click on the category.
Everything (category and rating) ist stored in iptc and/or xmp.

Is there any way to get everything to work again?
Can i just get xnview to like import the categories from the files and write that to the db?
Or ist there a way to edit the xnview.db to change the location of the pictures from like N:/.... to O:/....

best regards,
- Alex

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Re: Location of picture's changed! Categories?

Post by xnview » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:55 pm

masterdrummer wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:06 pm
When i attach the USB drive to a computer and it get's another drive letter than bevfore everythink is broken. Xnview does not show me my pictures when i click on the category.
Everything (category and rating) ist stored in iptc and/or xmp.
XnView stores categories/rating in database, with the pathname of pictures. So if you change the drive letter, it can't know how to get them.
Is there any way to get everything to work again?
Can i just get xnview to like import the categories from the files and write that to the db?
Or ist there a way to edit the xnview.db to change the location of the pictures from like N:/.... to O:/....
you can edit the database or use 'relocate' in settings>Catalog
Pierre.

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