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tjongewaard

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Currently off-line
« on: April 17, 2019, 06:03:13 PM »
I put all my photos on a DVD and then I put the photos in Imatch. Now I cannot see the thumbnails of the DVD anymore. I get the message "This folder is currently off-line. It should be possible to see the thumbnails if not the greater picture. This was possible before but now not anymore.
What I am doing wrong.

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Re: Currently off-line
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 08:21:43 PM »
The thumbnails are stored in the database. IMatch can access them always, even if the media is not in the drive.
Where do you not see anything? The file window will show the thumbnails in all cases.
Maybe add some more details, a screen shot attachment etc.

The message about the off-line folder is normal, because the DVD is not in the drive.

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Re: Currently off-line
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 10:06:40 PM »
When I move my mouse over the Media & folders I can see a preview of some files, but I cannot see the thumbnails in the main window. But I see them again now, because I clicked in the main window on icon under default. Sorry I bothered you, but thanks fot answering.

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Re: Currently off-line
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 08:25:22 AM »
The tooltip in the tree shows you a preview of the files in the folder. This helps to quickly identify the folder by its content.

If you mean the File window by "main window" (that's the window in the middle, where you see the thumbnails of the selected folder, category, collection...), it will show the files in the currently selected folder. With thumbnails fetched from the database. This always works even if your media are off-line.

Dealing with images stored on CD, DVD or BR-D is a thing of the past for most users now, I guess.
You can store the equivalent of about 60 DVDs on a 256 GB USB stick. Which costs about 35$, is much easier to handle and waay faster than a DVD. And not probe to bit-rot, especially if you keep all files on two separate sticks for backup.

And a 4TB external USB 3 hard disk for 100 bucks stores about as much as 900 (!) DVDs.