Hi, after having a new SSD I decided to tidy things up, and realised I had a lot more files in my "Pictures" folder than in the Organiser. I looked through these posts for help and decided to manually import all the files into Organiser. It skipped those already there but I found quite a few that should have been deleted, but for some reason were still on the C drive. I also found quite a few images that were not in the Organiser, but should have been. (Some had definitely been there previously.)
At the moment I have 30169 files in "Pictures" folder but only 28802 items in the Organiser. They don't show up as missing files, there's simply a discrepancy in numbers. I'm not sure if the numbers should match or not.
Can anybody help with this please .. should they match and if so, what can I do about it ?
When you got the number of files in your Pictures folder, are you sure that all of those files are photos and not some other type of file that Organizer ignores? If you have any RAW photos, You may also have some associated XMP sidecar files for them.
And, you may have some duplicate photos in your Pictures folder. There are free utilities that will find the dups and let you delete them. BUT, these utilities won't tell you which photo is in your Organizer catalog, so you need to be careful when deleting the dups.
At the moment I am not picking up any other file types in Pictures that aren't in the Organiser. Guess I'll have to check for duplicates and go from there. Just don't like the idea of deleting without knowing I'm deleting the correct file.