I have recently bought a new computer and transferred my Rootsmagic to it. However the pictures did not transfer. How do I import all my pictures, without doing them one by one.
Changed computers and lost all pictures
Posted 31 August 2016 - 09:49 AM
I'm assuming that you have the old computer or a usable backup of the photos.
Copy, from the old computer, the folder (or set of folders) that contain your photos to a transfer drive (USB, memory stick, external hard drive, etc.)
Plug the transfer drive into the new computer, and copy the photo folders to a convenient drive. I prefer to have my photos stored on a separate drive from the Windows installation, so I have mine at:
E:\0_genes\media - - - and then about 100 sub-folders to organize my collection, which includes JPG, PNG, PDF, and other file types
Run RM6, go to Tools - Program Options - Folders and set the default Multimedia files folder (use the [...] navigation button) to the top-level of your photo collectioin - for me that would be "E:\0_genes\media"
Now go to Lists - Media Gallery - [Tools] - Fix broken media links
Unless you mistakenly gave two or more photo files the same name, this will take care of it.
Posted 31 August 2016 - 10:22 AM
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Posted 31 August 2016 - 10:41 AM
Thank you! That worked wonderfully on all the pictures except for the odd one. Good enough for me!