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Can I see what folder my photos are in when searching keywords?

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    It's easy to do but can only be done for an individual image at a time. Right-click on the image you are interested in finding the location for and choose the command Reveal in Folders. You will loose the Search Results though as the Browser will open that folder. If you want to keep the Search Results without having to redo the search, place the Search Results into an Album before locating any folders.

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  • Patricia Burg

    Thanks - that will be helpful, but I still would love it if there were a way to just look at Info or across the top of the screen or even in the photo image that would show this file path. Maybe there will be some work on this in the future - I am trying to catalog a huge number of photos and documents from a historical society collection (over 10,000) and it would be so helpful to be able to pick up duplicates or move something to the right folder quickly. ACDSee has some great tools for renaming and for choosing the information you want to show on your tile, but I need the ON360 capability so will press on with ON1.

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  • Roger Gough

    Similar to what Brian suggested, you can also right-click then choose "Show in Explorer" (I am talking Windows here, I assume iOS has something similar). The benefit of this method is that a new explorer window will be opened showing the folder that contains the photo. The selected photo will also be highlighted. This will leave your filtered list in Photo Raw in place. You could actually delete the photo either in Photo Raw, or the Explorer window. 

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    If you delete from the Windows Explorer or the Mac's Finder don't forget to also remove the .on1 & .xmp sidecar files. Because you want to move things around to organize them I would do it within the program so the sidecars are automatically moved with them.

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  • George Hall

    The difficulty with moving files in ON1 is that there is no "cut" function that allows you to easily cut and paste elsewhere.  So I have to select the photos that I want to move in a folder and copy them, then navigate to the folder where I want them to reside and paste them in, then navigate back to the original folder and select the photos again and delete them.  This is so tedious that several times I have deleted the entire catalog, then moved photos using windows explorer, then recreated the ON1 catalog.  I have approx 41,000 photos now, so this takes some time even with a fast machine and SSD drives.  There has to be an easier way - how do others do it?  

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    As long as the source and destination are on the same dive, just drag the photos. On1 will move it and it's sidecars.

    If you're working with 2 drives, then they will be copied..

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    You can control the expansion of the folder structure in the left hand column without changing your current browse location by clicking just the expansion widgets >. You can also drag from the browser window and hover over a folder in the left side column and that folder will expand without changing the browse location. I just expand the structure to see where I want to move things to first, then select all the images to be moved and drag them.

    You cannot drag and drop from the left side column to the left side column so you cannot use that to manipulate the folder hierarchy.

    I'm not sure on the Windows OS but on the Mac you can move an image from one drive to another by holding the Alt/Option key when you release the mouse button. You'll see the move indicator loose the plus icon that says a copy is being made. The OS handles copying the source to the new location then, deleting the source for you.

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  • George Hall

    Thanks Rick and Brian - I’ll try that, it sounds like the answer to my problem, should make my ON1 life much better! Still though, if you can do this, it seems like it would be a simple matter for ON1 to add a “cut” function.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I should have added that when dragging a file to a new location on the same drive, with the Mac OS, the same Alt/Option key pressed when the mouse button is released will create a copy of that file instead of moving it.

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