Recovering from accidentally overwritten DESCRIPTION field

Started by ubacher, July 26, 2020, 03:43:58 PM

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I had 60 images of flowers, for each I searched for the botanical description and entered it as DESCRIPTION.

Days later I had all the flowers in the window and I used the NOTES app to make a change to a description - unaware that I
had all files selected
: result: all descriptions became identical. How to recover - there is no UNDO option for this?

Database->Database Tools->Clear Processing queues->Clear Metadata write-back queue.
Then I did a Ctrl Shift F5 to reload Metadata. Since I had written out the metadata previous to the screw-up
I managed to recover all the descriptions.

This should also serve as a warning when using the NOTES App rather than the Metadata Panel to make such a change.
The NOTES App does show the number of files selected - one just has to pay attention to this!


The notes app was used by only 10 users over the past four months.
If you would like to see some improvements, let me know via a feature request.
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