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Convert Search for "Missing Originals" to Gallery, or?


#1

Is there any way to harvest the list of missing originals and save as a gallery inside portfolio or in some usable form for use in excel?

We’ve got a bit of clean-up of duplicate records/originals and need an easy way to work with those disconnected records.

Thanks.


#2

Hello Bruce,

At this time, it is not possible to export the list of missing originals resulting from the “Find Other” menu option.

However, that is clearly a desirable feature, and I will make sure that the product team is aware of it.

The list of duplicates resulting from the “Find Other” menu option, is displayed in a view labeled “Find Results”, which can be copied to a gallery.

Depending on the circumstances that lead to duplicate records and missing originals, it’s likely Priority Technical Support can help you. I will follow up with you directly to arrange your preferred method of contact. Thanks!


#3

Hi Bruce,

I just happened upon this thread and though Jasmine’s response is correct, there is a trick I discovered that you may find useful.

You’ll need a computer with a CDROM for this to work and it may need to be an actual CD writer - though we are not going to burn any CD’s during this process.

In the Desktop Client select the gallery you want to work with (or All Items) and click Gallery > Burn to Disc… The process will fail at this point if there is no suitable CD drive present. If a drive is present, click ‘Burn’ and the client will show a Gathering Information window. If there are assets with missing originals in this gallery, you will see a prompt that tells you how many and explains that they have been dropped into a Scratchpad Gallery for you. Click Cancel to stop the disc burning process and you will be left with a Scratchpad Gallery containing all of your problem assets - this is much easier to work with and it’s pretty simple to export a list of filenames at this point.


#4

Micah,

What an inventive work-around. I’ll give it a try. I’ll be curious to see what the system says about trying to burn a cd with 100K worth of assets though.

-Bruce