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Subject:Weird problem with Nikon ViewNX 2 software
Time:03:03 pm
I use Nikon's ViewNX 2 software to store and keep track of my photos.

Today I discovered that a lot of the thumbnails now point to completely different photos - e.g. I click on a picture of the Albert Hall and it links to a picture of a box of zip disks. I can find the real pictures by looking into the directories the program uses, I think, but it's a PITA.

I suspect that whatever it uses to keep track of thumbnails and the real files has got out of whack somehow. Anyone know how to fix it? Or got a good recommendation for a replacement that won't cost an arm and a leg?

later - Panic over - there's a "clear cache" option for the software that fixed it.
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gonzo21
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Time:2015-06-14 02:22 pm (UTC)
I had this problem with windows once, it was a windows thumbnail/folder issue. Resetting an options in the windows file viewer system fixed it. No idea how the Nikon software works though I'm afraid.
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ggreig
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Time:2015-06-14 04:44 pm (UTC)
I've found Photo Gallery fairly reliable. It's part of the (free) Windows Essentials pack. Photos can be navigated by folder, date or tag, and the meta data appears to be stored with the files, so if you move them somewhere else the data goes with them. I'm sure there are more sophisticated programs out there, but Photo Gallery has stood me in good stead for quite a while.

Hierarchical tags are supported, and there's (limited) support for geotagging. Also does facial recognition, and there are a few plug-ins available, paid and unpaid. Haven't tried the paid ones.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-14 06:59 pm (UTC)
I'll take a look at it.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-14 07:07 pm (UTC)
Panic over - there's a "clear cache" option for the software that fixed it.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-14 06:58 pm (UTC)
I've tried that but it doesn't seem to help - I suspect that the Nikon software has its own way of doing things. That, or there is a file problem of some sort.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-14 07:07 pm (UTC)
Panic over - there's a "clear cache" option for the software that fixed it.
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