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Catalog weirdness...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:22 pm
by twillis
Hi all,

I'm seeing some unexpected behavior in the Library tool and I'm not sure if it's something I'm doing or a bug. This is C1 12.0.2 on an old MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.13.6.

First off, my masters are organized as follows on disk (in part, many more directories though):

~twillis/Pictures/Masters/2018/01-03/Proj_1
~twillis/Pictures/Masters/2018/01-03/Proj_2
~twillis/Pictures/Masters/2018/04-06/Proj_3
~twillis/Pictures/Masters/2018/04-06/Proj_4

The hierarchy is year/quarter/project with the project directories carrying the NEFs and XMP sidecars for the images in the project. Catalog is in Pictures at the same level as Masters. With the "show hierarchy" off in the library tab, I'd expect to see something like this:

    HD
      2018
        01-03
          Proj_1
          Proj_2
        04-06
          Proj_3
          Proj_4

As far as I know, that's the way it looked in the past. Recently, though, I just noticed the UI looks like this,

    HD
      2018
        01-03
        04-06
          Proj_3
          Proj_4
        Proj_1
        Proj_2

If I hover the mouse over "Proj_1" the tool tip does show the right path to the the Proj_1 or Proj_2 directory (~twillis/Pictures/Masters/2018/01-03/Proj_X").

When I turn on "show hierarchy", I get this:
    HD
      Users
        twillis
          Pictures
            Masters
              2018
                01-03
                01-03
                  Proj_1
                  Proj_2
                04-06
                  Proj_3
                  Proj_4

I have tried various combinations of adding folders, deleting folders, synchronizing, and so on but haven't been able to get things to match expectations (it's possible there is a sequence of edits that fix this, but I just didn't do things in the right order). I managed to get myself in a state where I had Proj_1 and Proj_2 show up twice in the list (with show hierarchy both 01-03 directories had the projects). Deleting one of them removed the images and edits from the catalog and both instances in the lists. I restored from day-old a backup, so nothing lost beyond cached previews, fortunately.

At one point, I am 99% sure C1 displayed this part of my catalog as I would expect and somewhere along the updates from C1 11 to C1 12.0.2 something got mucked up.

Running "Verify Catalog or Session" reports the catalog is OK.

I'm a little nervous about the unexpected layout in the interface being indicative of something wonky in the database. There's enough images in the 01-03 part of the tree that I don't really want to re-build 01-03 from scratch (not sure if there's a way to preserve everything---maybe export images as a catalog and then copy them back over?). Likewise, I'm not really keen on going back to a dusty backup where this looks to be right and loose all the subsequent work.

Thought I'd ask the experts and see if this is user error before I submitted a ticket to PhaseOne.

Thanks in advance for any help,
tw