[digiKam-users] Cannot browse by tags on images recovered from an accidentally formated hard disk - exif data is present on recoevered images

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 17:33:11 GMT 2020

Hmm, date display works and tags don't. At the moment I have no idea. Activate 
debug and the output in the terminal could help (https://www.digikam.org/
contribute/). The photorec and testdisk programs write their files with root 
access. This may be the problem, but that would also affect the date view.


Am Donnerstag, 26. November 2020, 10:54:49 CET schrieb Ramnarayan.K Digikam:
> Hi
> Some, many, months ago I accidentally formatted my image hard disk.  More
> than a TB's worth.
> It took many days of running testdisk / photorec to recover the images.
> The recovered images all lost their original names and are now in multiple
> (100's) of folders named by testdisk / photorec
> Since then I have pointed digikam to the recovered images (On a new Hard
> disk) and am also placing my new images in the same section.
> Digikam has picked up the tags that were / are in the recovered images, it
> has also organized them by date (from exif data).
> *However while I can browse by date I cannot browse by Tags. *
> I have used the "read tags " from images - and this also took a tonne load
> of time but it generated all the tags (seemingly) but it shows no images in
> any tag category.
> Kindly advice.
> My images are on external USB portable drive. And I open digikam only after
> attaching the drive
> Current OS and Digikam Specs are
> Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana)
> Digikam Version 6.4.0
> Look forward to you advice
> thanks
> Ram

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