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Tom Husband
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Photos being duplicated

Post by Tom Husband » 20 Sep 20 11:53

When I drag a set of versioned photos to another folder sometimes the group is duplicated so I have the same files in the original and in the folder I dragged them to. The versioned group will usually have a RAW, TIF, JPG and sometimes an afphoto (Affinity). If I delete one group then all are deleted.

edit: When I attempt to move it says files already exists and would I like to assign a unique name. If I do it will change the name of both versioned groups but not move anything. Weird.

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Re: Photos being duplicated

Post by Hert » 20 Sep 20 12:53

Try pressing F5 to refresh the active collection after the move.
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Re: Photos being duplicated

Post by Tom Husband » 20 Sep 20 18:55

Hmm, F5 doesn't make any difference. I can assign a unique name but then it just appears in both folders.

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Re: Photos being duplicated

Post by Tom Husband » 22 Sep 20 13:32

This has happened several times now and all the duplicates were versioned before I attempted to drag and drop to another folder.

Now I've been renaming folders so it could be that somehow duplicates were created but with the same file name? I don't see a way to delete one of the duplicates either. I can't simply delete as it will delete all files. If I attempt to drag and drop again it wants to create a unique name but all that happens is both files are renamed but nothing is moved.

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Re: Photos being duplicated

Post by Hert » 23 Sep 20 12:49

I see what's going on here. You're dragging a versioned item to a folder. That will only move that one dragged file to the target folder, not the other files in the same version set (files in a version set don't *have* to be in the same folder).
That is probably what's confusion you.

In the next update a change will be implemented:
1. When dragging a version set to a folder then all images in a set are dragged if the preference for version display is set to "Always stacked"
2. When dragging a version set to a folder then only the selected image from the set is dragged if the preference for version display is set to "Only in Categories"

The same applies for "copy/paste shortcuts
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Re: Photos being duplicated

Post by Tom Husband » 23 Sep 20 15:43

Got it. Thanks a lot.

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