Photo files imported from FTM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:23 PM
You have to move the files, then use search and replace to change the folder from the old to the new.
I haven't used Windows 7 but I would imagine you can still sort the files by type in the Windows Explorer, or whatever they call it there, Click on the top photo file and holding down the CTRL key click on the bottom one, highlighting them all, then drag them to the new folder and drop them there.
At least I can in both Windows Vista and Windows 8.
OR, you could leave them there, since the new RootsMagic uses only one file for a database, the photo files won't be much of a problem mixed in with it.
YES It should have been the shift key, If you click on the last one with the CTRL key held down then it is only added to the first and all those in between are unmarked.
As my father used to say: "Do as I mean, not as I say!"
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:45 PM
You'd then use Search > Search and Replace in RM6 to tell the database where you've moved the files. In "Field to search", choose "Multimedia filenames". As to the "Search for" and "Replace with" boxes, enter the default folder locations that you specified for your data and multimedia default folder locations, respectively. I'd probably copy those two paths directly from the Folders tab under Tools > File Options to a text file so that you can copy-and-paste them from there into the appropriate Search and Replace fields so that you avoid making an error in specifying them correctly.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:28 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:44 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:32 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:32 PM
Yes, you can create a Media folder and move all the image files from your data folder to it and then use Fix broken links.
If a mentor could remote control your computer, you would learn very quickly how to do things, second only to having them with you in person.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:35 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:41 PM
.... for years I didn't understand dragging at all. I have dragged now for years but not in explorer ....
I'm a pretty fluent computer user and I do use Windows Explorer drag and drop occasionally. Very occasionally. But it scares me to death. The danger is not knowing when a drag and drop is a move and when is it a copy. The rules ought to be simple, but I've never really been able to formulate them in my mind in a way that seems to cover all the cases and exceptions. I have occasionally challenged big fans of drag and drop to explain all the rules and exceptions to me, and nobody has ever been able to get it right. They always leave out an important exception or two. I think it's much safer to use copy/paste and cut/paste as appropriate. That way you KNOW whether it's a copy or a move. The right mouse button is your best friend in this regard, and also the CTL-C, CTL-X, and CTL-V hot keys are extremely handy.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:09 PM
(I use left button as the main button, you may reverse them, especially handy for left handed users)
Left button drag and drop from one folder to another on the same drive is MOVE.
Left button Drag and drop from a folder on one drive to a folder on another drive is copy.
In other words, drag and drop to the same drive is move, to a different drive is copy, even if it is a virtual drive.
Using the right button to drag and drop, you have a choice: Move here, Copy here, Create shortcut here or Cancel.
So if you are unsure, use the right button.
This thread is way too long and diverse.
I agree with Renee, Freeze it from any additions - And probably delete mine
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:19 PM