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Ron Packard

Member Since 07 Sep 2015
Offline Last Active Sep 07 2015 05:38 PM

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Problems with renaming media files

07 September 2015 - 05:38 PM

Dear experienced users:


After using RM for a few years with my Italian genealogy, I want to better organize the media files, particularly renaming the files names (not just the captions) to create better consistence and organization. But there does not seem to be a way to change the file names within RM so that it recognizes the change. If I change the names on the hard drive, then the linking is lost. The tool to fix broken media links is of no assistance since it assumes that the file name is the same and merely looks within the hard drive for the same name, but at a different location, All the Abode products (Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, etc.) use linking a great deal, and they get around this problem by allowing the change of the file name to take place within the program, so that it recognizes the new name. Maybe that feature, however, is just too advanced for RM.


Before I give up, I thought of asking this community. Am I missing something? Is this already a feature that I just haven't found? Doing this otherwise will be a real pain. :(  Ideas?