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somedude
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Folder renamed in file system

Post by somedude »

Hi,

I'm using XnView MP v 1.0 64 bit on a Mac M1. I had applied a bunch of tags in XnView. LaterI renamed a folder directly in the Finder file manager. Now in XnView I can see the images in the new folder but they don't have the tags. If I search for the file names in XnView I find a bunch of "blank page images" that have the tags but are pointing to the old non-existent folder (the one that was renamed). Is there a way to re-assign those tag assignments to the new folder?

Thanks.
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michel038
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Re: Folder renamed in file system

Post by michel038 »

Setting "Export categories ..." in Tools > Settings > Metadata , was a safe way to backup your work.
Categories , star ratings, color labels would have been written as iptc or xmp metadata, in addition to the catalog ( categories database)

If this option was not set, you can try Tools > Settings > Catalog > Relocate ...
I think this function is recursive (subfolders will perhaps be processed !)
I haven't used this feature for a long time, I'm not sure it will not destroy your categories ... please try first on a folder containing a few photos
somedude
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Re: Folder renamed in file system

Post by somedude »

Thanks for the reply. When importing the exported meta data will it know which files they belong to?
somedude
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Re: Folder renamed in file system

Post by somedude »

I just tried it with a single file, but when I choose "export" for one of the "blank page images" a message pops up that says "this is not a picture file"