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#1 Rick Landrum

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 12:09 PM

Does anyone have a solution for identifying orphan media? 

I want to review my RM media directory and compare it to my RM gallery to identify "Orphan Media" in my directory that can then be moved to a different "hold" directory, or potentially be eliminated. 

 

For some time I have used my own naming conventions for new media being added to my directory. I stopped using TreeShare to do this because of the non-descript identifications used by Ancestry. However, I had already used TreeShare to load a significant amount of media itmes to RM. Also, as I review and clean my database, I routinely rename or replace existing media using my naming conventions. This has resulted in duplication in some cases (same media entered twice with different names).

 

As a start, I'd like to clean my media directory of any media with no link to my RM database.

 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

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#2 TomH

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 12:57 PM

https://sqlitetoolsf...attach-utility/

https://sqlitetoolsf...k-files-status/

Two ideas...

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.


#3 Rick Landrum

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:14 PM

Thanks Tom

I'll take a look

It's just that my media directory has grown so large that I need to get rid of any dead wood.

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