How the Flags work

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It could be when downloading images, some of the images on your Source media (e.g. memory card) already exist on the destination location (e.g. hard disk). If that is the case and you are in the details view, the Downloader will inform you by displaying a so called Flag. This can be either a Red Flag or a Yellow Flag, depending on the following situation:

 

Indicates that a file with the same name already exists and will be overwritten in the destination folder as mentioned in the table. If you do not use any sub folder or file naming rules, the Downloader will only display red flags.
 

If you did specify one or more naming rules, it could be yellow flags are displayed. This indicates that a duplicate will be created if you would start your download. A duplicate is considered:

a. the same source image filename is found in the destination as you specified in your download profile

b. the same source image filename is found in the new destination that is a result of you sub folder naming rule

c. the same new image filename as a result of your file naming rule is found in the destination location as you specified in your download profile

 

       

Let's explain this with an example:

 

Say you want to copy the image "IMG0001.JPG" from "G:\DCIM" to destination "C:\Images" and you have specified a sub folder naming rule Today (e.g. 2009-01-01). Out of your file naming rule comes a new filename "Camera_IMG0001.JPG":

 

Red Flag: a file with name C:\Images\2009-01-01-01\Camera_IMG0001.JPG already exists
Yellow Flag: a file with name C:\Images\IMG0001.JPG already exists
Yellow Flag: a file with name C:\Images\2009-01-01\IMG0001.JPG already exists
Yellow Flag: a file with name C:\Images\Camera_IMG0001.JPG already exists

 

 

 

Tip!

Hover with the mouse over a Flag to get more information why the flag was raised

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Using the Popup menu to perform actions on the Flags

 

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1. Delete existing duplicate

select a row and press this option to physically delete a duplicate image from the destination location. Note! This action can not be undone

 

2. Move existing duplicate

select a row and press this option to move a duplicate image from the destination location to a new location (e.g. for backup purposes)

 

3. Binary Compare Original and Duplicate

it could be you are not sure whether the source image and destination image are 100% equal, although the filename itself is identical. Select this option to do a Binary Comparison of both files.

 

4. Delete All Exiting Duplicates...

equal to deleting one existing duplicate [1] you can execute this steps for all flags in the table. Note! This action can not be undone

 

5. Move All Exiting Duplicates...

equal to moving one existing duplicate [2] you can execute this steps for all flags in the table

 

6. Refresh

select this option if you know something has changed on the file system and you want to force a refresh of the flags