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Newby question: Disable generating of XMP files

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 2:30 pm
by nji9
Hello.
I recently found that XnViewMP generated xmp files for nearly every file.
How can I prevent that?
In the settings I haven't found anything that causes it.
Thank you in advance.

Re: Newby question: Disable generating of XMP files

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 12:14 am
by Ezatoka
I would suspect these settings:
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There's alot which seems to export data into a XMP file

Re: Newby question: Disable generating of XMP files

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 7:53 am
by nji9
Thank you.

The scenario when XnViewMP generated all these XMP files was like this:

I noticed that MP showed the thumbnail of a file I had deleted long ago.
Double click on it did nothing.
So I wondered: Isn't it updated automatically?
So I searched for a command to do the update manually.
Nothing worked, until I tried
View / <the both update commands>.
Then MP worked hard and processed thousands of files
in the directories nearby (although strangely not all directorys).
And by that it generated many thousands xmp files!

I meanwhile tried what happens if I add a new directory
with some files in it.
Navigate with MP to it, and no xmp files are generated.

So I'm really confused now.

Why didn't MP removed the thumbnail of a non existing file?
(Obviously it does it now...)
In which case does MP scans "neighboured" directories?
What are these "update" entries in the view menu for?
Why have been generated xmp files then, and now they are not generated?

My settings:

Re: Newby question: Disable generating of XMP files

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 11:36 am
by xnview
nji9 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 7:53 am
In which case does MP scans "neighboured" directories?
Only when you browse them (or add in settings>Catalog)
What are these "update" entries in the view menu for?
To update catalog & files
Why have been generated xmp files then, and now they are not generated?
With your settings, .xmp is not generated

Re: Newby question: Disable generating of XMP files

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 11:53 am
by nji9
xnview wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:36 am
nji9 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 7:53 am
In which case does MP scans "neighboured" directories?
Only when you browse them (or add in settings>Catalog)
But they were scanned without browsing them,
when I did the view/ update.
xnview wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:36 am
What are these "update" entries in the view menu for?
To update catalog & files
Why have been generated xmp files then, and now they are not generated?
With your settings, .xmp is not generated
So I was only dreaming about generation of thousands of xmp files?

Re: Newby question: Disable generating of XMP files

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 12:04 pm
by xnview
nji9 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:53 am
xnview wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:36 am
nji9 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 7:53 am
In which case does MP scans "neighboured" directories?
Only when you browse them (or add in settings>Catalog)
But they were scanned without browsing them,
when I did the view/ update.
what do you means?


So I was only dreaming about generation of thousands of xmp files?
.xmp was perhaps generating if you have used 'Update files from catalog'?

Re: Newby question: Disable generating of XMP files

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 12:59 pm
by nji9
Do I get you right:

Despite my settings (see attachment above) xmp files are generated
when doing 'Update files from catalog'?

... and maybe (?) that was also the reason why the neighboured
directories have been scanned without having browsed to them?

Re: Newby question: Disable generating of XMP files

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 1:50 pm
by xnview
nji9 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Despite my settings (see attachment above) xmp files are generated
when doing 'Update files from catalog'?
yes a known issue
... and maybe (?) that was also the reason why the neighboured
directories have been scanned without having browsed to them?
No not for that