Media Verify Tool

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Purpose

This tool uses md5 checksums to verify the integrity of files under the media directory. It also allows users to use a file manager of their choice to manage media objects.

Preparation

This tool assumes that you store all your media files under a media directory. You can specify this directory by setting the "Base path for relative media paths" in the "General" tab, under the Edit->Preferences menu option.

Description

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Generate

Clicking the "Generate" button will generate md5 checksums for all media objects. You should run this after you have added or changed any media files. Media objects without md5 checksums will be listed as part of the media verification.

Verify

Clicking the "Verify" button will perform various checks against your media objects in Gramps and media files under your media directory.

Moved/Renamed Files

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Files that have moved or renamed are listed in the "Moved/Renamed Files" tab. Where there are multiple files with the same checksum under the media directory, the first one listed with the same name as the original will be displayed.

Double clicking on a row will edit the associated media object.

Missing Files

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Media objects are listed in the "Missing Files" tab, when there is no file found with a matching checksum.

Double clicking on a row will edit the associated media object.

Duplicate Files

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Files with duplicate checksums are listed in the "Duplicate Files" tab.

Double clicking on a row will display the image in the default viewer.

Extra Files Files

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Files that are under the media directory, but not yet in Gramps are listed in the "Extra Files" tab.

Double clicking on a row will display the image in the default viewer.

No md5 Generated

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Media objects with no checksum are listed in the "No md5 Generated" tab.

Double clicking on a row will edit the associated media object.

Export

Clicking the "Export" button will export the report as a text file.

Fix

Clicking the "Fix" button will fix the paths in the media objects to match the new paths listed in the "Moved/Renamed Files" section.