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#1 TomH

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 09:31 AM

I'm interested in learning the extent with which media files attached to your RootsMagic database have become duplicated over successive migrations of data between databases, TreeShare downloads and updates, WebHints acceptance, etc. It's my expectation that a database that has undergone many updates from an Ancestry Tree via TreeShare is liable to have a larger proportion of duplicate media files than one that has just been downloaded.

 

Please respond to this post or its sibling on Facebook with your observations of what CCleaner says about your database's media collection.  

 

The key settings for evaluating one or more folders and sub-folders for any or selected file types are shown in this screenshot.

CCleaner-Dup-Files-Settings.png

DO NOT TICK THE BOXES "NAME" AND "MODIFIED DATE". DO SET THE PATHS TO INCLUDE TO YOUR OWN DATABASE' MEDIA FOLDER.

 

Other than your subjective reaction, these numbers are of interest:

  1. From RM's File >Database Properties, the number of items in its Media Gallery.
  2. From CCleaner's analysis, the ballpark number of duplicate files in your database's media folder.

Thanks!


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SQLite_Tools_For_Roots_Magic_in_PR_Celti wiki, exploiting the database in special ways >>> RMtrix-tiny.png app, a bundle of RootsMagic utilities.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:29 PM

The only responses to this post were on facebook, ranging from 10-25% of media estimated to be duplicates. Out of my own direct experience with the proliferation of duplicate media from many TreeShare updates grew this new set of scripts and procedures that tackles media multiplication: https://sqlitetoolsf...dia-duplicates/


Tom user of RM7550 FTM2017 Ancestry.ca FamilySearch.org FindMyPast.com
SQLite_Tools_For_Roots_Magic_in_PR_Celti wiki, exploiting the database in special ways >>> RMtrix-tiny.png app, a bundle of RootsMagic utilities.






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