How to ignore a folder

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Ruhell
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How to ignore a folder

Post by Ruhell » 10 Jan 20 18:10

Hi
The question is basically the title line. How do I make PS ignore a spesific folder in my folder tree?
I have some folders that are ignored (marked in a shaded grey in the folder tree) and by right clicking on them I can make PS stop ignoring them. But there are no right click options to start ignoring a folder, only to remove or delete - How do I only ignore them?
I obviously managed to do that some time ago since I do have ignored folders (so it's probably easy to do), but right now I'm not capable of finding this option

Regards Rune

Mke
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Re: How to ignore a folder

Post by Mke » 10 Jan 20 19:46

There is no permanent way to ignore a folder (unless you never use 'Scan for Missing Folders' at that level in the hierarchy).

The solution is to build your file structure with two branches; one for images to be catalogued, the other for those not to be catalogued. And then set the top level folder to the relevant branch in PSU.

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Re: How to ignore a folder

Post by Ruhell » 11 Jan 20 12:09

Thanks, but then why do I have some folder that are ignored (rightfully so), and why is there an rightclick option to "stop ignoring"?
That to me indicates that there is a way to manually ignore a folder.

Building a separate branch feels like a nogo to me.

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Re: How to ignore a folder

Post by jstartin » 11 Jan 20 16:34

The only way I know of is to remove the folder from the catalog (right click and select Remove "folder"), scan for missing folders, then in the results box change the action from the default "Add folder to catalog" to "Ignore this folder".
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Re: How to ignore a folder

Post by Mke » 11 Jan 20 17:00

Ruhell wrote:
11 Jan 20 12:09
why do I have some folder that are ignored (rightfully so)
Because you chose to add them to PSU's folder tree during 'Scan for Missing Folders', but they don't contain any images (or any other file types that PSU is configured to catalogue).
Ruhell wrote:
11 Jan 20 12:09
why is there an rightclick option to "stop ignoring"?
So that PSU can stop ignoring them when you add relevant files?

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Re: How to ignore a folder

Post by Ruhell » 11 Jan 20 18:31

Thank You to the both of You :)

I guess this requires a Mantis request for adding a righclick "ignore this folder" option then.

update: Request made in Mantis

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Re: How to ignore a folder

Post by endre » 12 Jan 20 19:04

Would also be nice to specify a permanent rule for ignore directories

e.g., Capture One creates a sub-directory named CaptureOne that only contains metadata for the raw processor.

Currently it 'requires ignore directory' on each 'verify folders for files...' operation

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Re: How to ignore a folder

Post by Hert » 13 Jan 20 13:29

endre wrote:
12 Jan 20 19:04
Currently it 'requires ignore directory' on each 'verify folders for files...' operation
Folders that don't contain relevant files during Verify will be set as ignored automatically
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