Tags and letter case in network share name

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ale
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Tags and letter case in network share name

Post by ale »

I had some tagged files in a local hard disk and made a backup to a network share. XYplorer is set to copy tags on backup operations.
After copy, browsing the network share I could not see the tags.

Here's what's happened: the files were backupped to a folder with a name like
\\Server\E\Video\

that is, if I go to that folder by means of browsing, the address bar shows this name

However when I set the backup, the backup destination was manually typed as
\\server\e\Video\
, given file names are case insensitive the backup went ok.

If I looked at tag.dat I could see an entry for
\\server\e\Video\name.ext
(created with the backup operation), but case sensitivity in tag.dat means this tag won't be shown. In fact, if I tried to retag after the backup I have a second entry along the first one with the "right"
\\Server\E\Video\name.ext


Database check shows no orphans :)

I believe the path needs some "case" adjustment before XYplorer writes it to the database.

nerdweed
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Re: Tags and letter case in network share name

Post by nerdweed »

Don was going to implement something to fix cases within the edit orphan part which would ensure that it does only when requested to.

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Re: Tags and letter case in network share name

Post by admin »

ale wrote:I believe the path needs some "case" adjustment before XYplorer writes it to the database.
Agreed, something like this has to be done.

I will also add a "case repair" to the database check.
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