[Solved] Deleting files

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[Solved] Deleting files

Post by Waugust »

My initial work with GC was back in '17. I've forgotten most of what little I knew about the program back then, other than it did what I needed. I'm trying to get back into it and have a question about deleting some or all of the current content.

I've lost track of what I have but know I have thousands of duplicate files in GC. How do I batch delete folders and what, if anything, is the impact of doing that on the original images?
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Re: Deleting files

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GraphicConverter displays the content of your file system. It uses no database. So, you do not import any photo into GraphicConverter.
All images stay at their location in the file system.

You can find and trash duplicate files with the function:
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Just go first to the root folder with your images. Select all and execute the function.

GraphicConvter will display the following for duplicate files.
You can choose what should be done:
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I hope that helps.