How can I identify files with errant/missing thumbnails

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marklevine
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How can I identify files with errant/missing thumbnails

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Ever since upgrading to 2024, I've been getting startup messages "Continuing the thumbnail building for NN files". I am now down to 13 files but I have no way of identifying which 13.

When I first upgraded, I had over 600 files with missing thumbnails but, slowly, I've fixed most of them bit by bit. Many were undated files which I found in the Timeline tab. Then I had a series of Catalog compact/restart iterations. Over time fewer files were highlighted but I'm stuck at 13. Any suggestions with next steps to get my database fixed up with no warning messages?
siehorst
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Re: How can I identify files with errant/missing thumbnails

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Hi, the same here. From some thousand now down to 269 files.
Just for interest please try the following:
- launch PSU
from the login dialog don't open your database but the standard PSU photosupreme.cat.db
( win: C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\IDimager Systems, Inc\Catalog )
That one normally is empty and will open without any messages.
Now:
- menu - Catalog - Select from Folder - ... look for your database and open it.
In my case now the database will open without any (error) messages.

I am in contact with Hert about that and the problems have decreased a lot and meanwhile there are no crashes any more.

horst
G8DHE
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Re: How can I identify files with errant/missing thumbnails

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Make sure your online so as to be able to pickup items from the repository then as below;
Screenshot 2024-04-21 174031.jpg
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Geoff Mather (G8DHE)
siehorst
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Re: How can I identify files with errant/missing thumbnails

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Hi Geoff, thank you,
that helped to identify lots of corupt files, most of them in the same folder. For what reason ever they appeared with the label 'invalid EXIF data'.
I was able to restore form an old Backup, now it seems to be fine.
horst
G8DHE
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Re: How can I identify files with errant/missing thumbnails

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The other area to look is States|From Repository|With Possible Corruption this can find a number of other problems.
Geoff Mather (G8DHE)
siehorst
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Re: How can I identify files with errant/missing thumbnails

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Hi, that is what I have done before but without any result.
marklevine
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Re: How can I identify files with errant/missing thumbnails

Post by marklevine »

The script from the repository brought up a tab containing all my problematic images. THANK YOU!!! Lucky I'm down to only 13, so the process of checking and deleting files is manageable.
G8DHE wrote: 21 Apr 24 16:42 Make sure your online so as to be able to pickup items from the repository then as below;
Screenshot 2024-04-21 174031.jpg
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