Sharing digiKam between Windows and Linux (no network, same machine)

Andrey Goreev aegoreev at
Fri Feb 17 15:25:44 GMT 2017

I have just added the same collection twice. One was d:\Pictures while the other one was /media/d_drive/pictures. Worked for me.

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-------- Original message --------From: daniel bip <daniel.mail.public at> Date: 2017-02-17  3:36 AM  (GMT-07:00) To: digikam-users at Subject: Sharing digiKam between Windows and Linux (no network, same machine) 
Hi there,

I've been using digiKam for Windows for a long but I find it quite slow and buggy and decided to move to Linux, so I installed a virtual machine in the very same computer and tried to access the very same DB and storing-directories from both "sides".

But when I launch digiKam from Linux it tells me that it can't find the location of the pictures. Once launched it displays stars, tags, and even thumbnails but it can't open pictures, as it can't find them in the HD. My guess is that digiKam can't find them because the information in the DB regarding the location is Windows-styled, and those directories from Linux are structured differently (ie: C:\fotos\ for Windows and /media/sd_D_DRIVE/ for Linux).

Can someone point me how to setup the DB in order to be able to open digiKam from Windows and Linux with the same config files? If possible...

If not, how do you recommend me to set everything up in order to be able to open from both sides?

Thanks in advance.



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