Re: Name conflict with an existing file
Thank you for the information.
Yes, I have found the ‘duplicate’ files in the Project Media folder. Bit disappointing though that when you delete the media record in FH it doesn’t delete the Media file as well. Weakness of the Delete function?
I did look at the Query options to look for these duplicates, however, it looks like a Custom query would need creating.
I will also take you advice regarding the Knowledge base.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: Monday, 13 April 2020 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Name conflict with an existing file
When you enter source documents two things happen:
When you delete the Media record it does not delete the Media file.
So one solution, when recreating the Media record is to browse to the Media file that still exists in the Media folder.
That will be at …\Family Historian Projects\<project>\<project>.fh_data\Media where <project> is your Project name.
Otherwise, when you ask FH to recreate the Media file, Windows finds the file already there so gives the new one the (2) suffix.
Another solution is to run the Check for Unlinked Media Plugin, but as a newcomer, you may not have discovered Plugins yet.
The best way to learn about them is in the FHUG Knowledge Base > Family Historian Plugins at:
Also from your description, it is not clear whether you have a clear understanding of the Individual, Source & Media records structure.
There is much free introductory tutorial material in the FHUG Knowledge Base at https://www.fhug.org.uk/
Regards, Mike Tate
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