Downloading via Organizer: Duplicate images Jan 7, 2021 20:09:48 GMT
Post by michelb on Jan 7, 2021 20:09:48 GMT
To summarize your screenshots:
- No difference and no duplication of files when seen in the Windows explorer from card reader or from cable from camera. (I assume the four test files are not also present on the other DCIM subfolders of the card)
- When you start the downloader to open the selected files in the DCIM subfolder, each file is displayed twice in your previous screenshot from the downloader. There could be a logical explanation ONLY if the four selected files were also present on another subfolder AND if the duplication filter of the downloader did not recognize files as duplicates from the usual criteria: file size in KB and date_taken. That does not make sense in normal use of a card.
Now, from your previous posts, it appears that after showing duplicates, the downloader does copy the files and duplicates in your destination folder; since Windows requires to rename duplicate files with a suffix to store them in the same folder, that would explain the renamed copies you were mentionning.
So, that excludes many suspected origins of duplicates in previous discussions and that points to a bug in the downloader to display without duplicates files from a subfolder of a card.
Considering the number of PSE2021 users and the fact that the most common task for them is to download their photos to their computers, such a PSE bug should appear very frequently and be reproducible. Then, it will be possible to find if other external factors are required for the bug to appear. Maybe some of our forum friends could try themselves to reproduce the issue and report their findings here.