[digiKam-users] Moved entire collection and database. How to point digiKam to new location?

Mike Morrison mike at mikemorr.com
Sun Nov 15 04:23:47 GMT 2020

I have found the solution; I was able to update the identifier and
specificPath in the AlbumRoots table using sqlite3 as described at
https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/digikam-users/2016-January/021903.html and
after first dumping the database to plain text as mentioned at
https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/digikam-users/2012-July/016632.html to get a
sense of the structure.

On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 12:55 PM Mike Morrison <mike at mikemorr.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Using 7.2.0-beta1 on Ubuntu 20.10.
> Up to now, I've kept my entire collection, and the digiKam database files,
> at the root level of an external hard drive.
> Just now, I'm starting with a new Ubuntu install, and I've copied the
> entire drive to a directory on the internal SSD, so the image folders and
> db files are now at ~/Pictures/digiKam_Photos.
> I do not write digiKam metadata to the image files.
> I told the digiKam startup wizard this new location for my collection, and
> digiKam found the database and most thumbnails with no problem. However, it
> seems to have lost track of the full-size images. In the People view, there
> are no face thumbnails, only blank gray "JPG" icons. When I double-click on
> those icons, a tooltip says "The storage location of this image is
> currently not available". How can I tell digiKam that the images are still
> all there, but now with relative paths rooted at
> /home/mike/Pictures/digiKam_Photos instead of /media/mike/PHOTOS ?
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