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In Topic: Media Location or Re-Location

29 December 2015 - 02:25 PM

I do understand how you want to preserve your file structure but there is a way to keep the media folders separate for restored RootsMagic database's with media. You could restore one database with media and then rename the media folder. Then when the next one is restored with media rename that media folder that is created. You would either use List>Media Gallery>Tools>Fix broken media links or Search>Search & Replace>Multimedia filenames to fix the broken links. 

Thanks for this, Renee!  Being able to redirect all the media in one batch is wonderful! :rolleyes:

In Topic: Media Location or Re-Location

15 December 2015 - 04:55 PM

The difference between the two is that the RM backup consolidates all the media files into one folder and changes the backup database so that is pointed at them, not to their original location(s), while my procedure keeps the media in their original folder structure. Which is advantageous depends on what you are doing and want. The RM backup may be easier for restoring on another computer but the loss of a well structured folder system may be negative.

I'll say the loss of the well structured folder is negative!  I've worked very hard on the structure of my folders.  So when I'm backing up an individual file, what's it doing to the media associated with that file?  I thought it was just backing up that individual file and the media associated with that individual file.  No?  I definitely DON'T want the media from other data files mixed together! :blink:  :wacko:   So how do I make the shortcut?  Can you give me an example, say for a data file named "File1.rgmc".  I wouldn't even want the RM method for relocating on to another computer.  I need to keep my data files and their associated media files separate.


Thanks so much for your help!

In Topic: Media Location or Re-Location

14 December 2015 - 05:41 PM

The Search & Replace Multimedia filename really helped!  Again, sorry I didn't notice it before!  I do have RM7, and use the backup media files when I backup my individual files.  What would be the advantage to using Backup Media with Database - 7Zip over using the built-in RM7 backup with the backup media files box ticked?  

In Topic: Duplicate Sources & Source Templates

09 December 2015 - 05:31 PM

Confirming issue is noted in the tracking system. This is only happening with custom source templates and not the default source templates.

Thank you!

In Topic: More Migration from TMG woes - Unknown Spouse proliferation, Divorces

09 December 2015 - 05:16 PM

To help narrow it down create a group with the filter - Number of spouses - greater than - 1

I just did a Find with the "number of spouses" and I've already found names I missed :blink:.  Thank you for pointing out the filter!  I obviously need to double-check.