[Digikam-users] Recover lost tags and comments
janis.h at freesurf.ch
Tue Jul 5 09:11:53 BST 2005
On Tuesday 05 July 2005 00.42, Tom Albers wrote:
> Op maandag 4 juli 2005 23:55, schreef Janis Hagelberg:
> > On Monday 04 July 2005 21.35, Tom Albers wrote:
> > > Op maandag 4 juli 2005 21:24, schreef Janis Hagelberg:
> > > > Hi!
> > > > I've lost all comments and tags because i renamed a folder containing
> > > > pictures. This is not the first time it happens to me, and i wonder
> > > > if there is any way to recover the tags. As for the comments, i still
> > > > have them stored in the exif, but digikam doesn't "import" them into
> > > > the digikam comments, is there something to do?
> > > >
> > > > I'm running digikam 0.7.2 (debian testing).
> > >
> > > In the original folder is a file called digikam.db. If you copy that
> > > together with the images, it should work. The file is located in the
> > > album path as you can find in the settings and should be placed in the
> > > album path of the new location.
> > >
> > > Toma
> > Well, actually i only renamed a subfolder, so the digikam.db was left
> > untouched, but i only discovered my error when i opened digikam. I fear
> > that by opening digikam, the digikam.db has been altered.
> Yes, to save the tags you should rename the album within digiKam. If the
> album does no longer exists, they will be deleted when you close digiKam
> If you have the original database or a backup, you could rename back the
> folder and launch with that db.
> For version 0.8 I've made a warning on digiKams startup to inform you
> before deleting.
Well thank you for your help. At least the warning will be a good
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