[digiKam-users] Drive crash. How to recover?

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 20:00:51 BST 2021

You can update the UUID and path with current digiKam versions without 
problems. Go to the digiKam collection settings and click on the refresh icon 
and select the new path / drive. It is important that your underlying folder 
structure is still the same, otherwise the database will be rebuilt. 

A backup of the DB is always good in case you do something wrong ... 


Am Montag, 9. August 2021, 17:17:32 CEST schrieb digikam at 911networks.com:
> DK 7.3 on Manjaro
> My 3.5" external drive (USB toaster) with all my images and DK
> databases has crashed. I think that that drive is toast. partition
> table is gone and smartctl cannot read anything on it.
> I have a backup on an other 3.5" external drive (USB toaster)
> The UUID are different. How do I reset the path & UUID for DK to read
> the existing db?
> or Do I start a new db and reimport everything? I have the xmps.
> Thanks

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