[digiKam-users] Moving Digikam to new Windows PC

jim kidder jim_kidder at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 28 17:24:22 BST 2022

Thanks for all your suggestions.  After installing a fresh copy of Digikam on the new PC and coping all pictures, I found that if I copied the following files to the new PC all the files and tags where there (some may not be necessary):

The .db files were copied to the Pictures directory
digikamrc file was copied to c:\users\[fill-in your username]\appdata\local

The pictures and tags were all there but for some reason in Digikam, I still had to go into Settings > Collections and update the path to the pictures to avoid an error of not finding the picture directory.

From: Digikam-users <digikam-users-bounces at kde.org> on behalf of Rafael Linux User <rafael.linux.user at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [digiKam-users] Moving Digikam to new Windows PC

Many, many thanks KRODER

By myself, and as no one replied, I located that file in Windows, but I didn't know if the Linux one ".rc" file will be compatible with Windows, that's why I finally scanned all images again (2 days scanning) losing tags, flags, etc ... it's a pity that kind of issues are not documented.

El mié, 27 jul 2022 a las 23:07, KRODER Gerhard (<gerdst1 at gmail.com<mailto:gerdst1 at gmail.com>>) escribió:

AFAIK you would need to copy also  digicamrc (somewhere in your win %appdata% structure, depends on win version, mabe look at "local").

If you have a different path setup on new  win system, lets say for for db and fotos,  you would need to edit this in rc file, (and an other config file, i do not yet remember). By this you can manage to move all dk an foto file  to any path, and start with previous resulst existent. (-->"portable")


Am 27.07.2022 um 22:21 schrieb Rafael Linux User:
On origin PC (Linux os):

  1.  From Digikam, I took note from type of database (Internal MySQL) and where it was located
  2.  I copied to USB the entire folder where database is located (a folder called "Digikam DB" where there are some ".db" extension files.

On destiny PC (Windows OS):

  1.  I copied folder from USB used in previous PC
  2.  In Digikam, I configured database options to "Internal MySQL" and pointed to copied folder

The first issue I observed, is that despite I locate MySQL binaries and Digikam shows them as correct, each time I reopen DB configuration, binary (executable) MySQL files appears as not located ....

Anyway, I launched Digikam and immediately it shows an error (I can't remember exactly what was, but DB related).

Finally, I scanned again ALL my 20K photos cause no one replied to my question in KDE - Digikam forum.

Thank you

El mar, 26 jul 2022 a las 21:44, jim kidder (<jim_kidder at hotmail.com<mailto:jim_kidder at hotmail.com>>) escribió:

Can you tell me the process of moving from one PC to another without losing any pictures, tags, and other configurations?


Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Gerhard Kroder
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