[Digikam-users] migrated windows digikam to new laptop - databases doubled in size

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 21:40:48 BST 2014

2014-08-19 21:21 GMT+02:00 George Pearson <george at canals.com>:
> Thanks for the quick reply!
> Theoretically all my tags are contained in the image files themselves.  If I
> reconstruct the db from them, this would be the first true test of whether I'd
> done it correctly.
> So to reload just from the images only, will this work?:
> 1.  uninstall 4.2.0 from the Windows 8.1 laptop
> 2.  remove the db files from the Windows 8.1 laptop
> 3.  find any rc files created by the previous 4.2.0 installation on the
> Windows 8.1 laptop and remove those.
> 4.  reinstall 4.2.0
> 5.  run digikam and "add collection" to point to the directory where I have the
> images (No need to copy them again, I think.)
> As you suspected, I did NOT copy the RC files (principally because I was
> unaware of the need to do so).  I found these on the old XP laptop under a
> slightly different directory path - your AppData is ApplicationData, and .kde
> is immediately under it, with no "Roaming" directory in between.  There are a
> lot of rc files in there, most created a few days ago.

This file path is taken from Windows 7. I never tested Windows 8.x.
Sound like this storage place have been yet changed by M$...

> Will I lose any preferences by not using my original rc files?

yes, all digiKam settings are stored in this text file

Gilles Caulier

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