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Change of hard drive issues

Michael Tennant
I run GRAMPS on Windows 10.  I recently changed my hard drive and rebuilt things.  All my data resided under the old situation on E:  Under the new situation, everything is on D:

Gramps runs fine now that it looks for the database under D:\, but …  My issue is that media files, in spite of the preferences setting being adjusted to D:\  are still being looked for under E:\, where they no longer are.  I can edit each "gallery" image by replacing E with D, when, of course, they work, but I have a large number of such media files and time is precious!  Is there some reasonably simple way to change all the entries so that they look in D, not try to look in a non-existent  E ?  An explanation as to why that did not  change when everything else did change would be helpful, too.

Thanks, folks!

Mike


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Re: Change of hard drive issues

Dave Scheipers
Hi Mike

Use Media Manager (Tools >> Utilities) to globally replace E:\ with D:\

You can also use Media Manager to set the paths to Relative.  An
Absolute media path looks for that exact path. Relative looks for the
media in the Media location you have set in Preferences.

HTH Dave
On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 3:11 PM Michael Tennant
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> I run GRAMPS on Windows 10.  I recently changed my hard drive and rebuilt things.  All my data resided under the old situation on E:  Under the new situation, everything is on D:
>
> Gramps runs fine now that it looks for the database under D:\, but …  My issue is that media files, in spite of the preferences setting being adjusted to D:\  are still being looked for under E:\, where they no longer are.  I can edit each "gallery" image by replacing E with D, when, of course, they work, but I have a large number of such media files and time is precious!  Is there some reasonably simple way to change all the entries so that they look in D, not try to look in a non-existent  E ?  An explanation as to why that did not  change when everything else did change would be helpful, too.
>
> Thanks, folks!
>
> Mike
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