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    David
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    I am getting many (up to 13) duplicates of files that I upload into an Album. I seem to be having this problem only when I upload a large number of files. One album with 44 images and one with 189 images uploaded fine. An album with 379 images had 100+ duplicates (e.g. DSC_1234_1.jpg, DSC_1234_2.jpg, etc). An album with 920 images uploaded over 10,000 duplicate images!

    Furthermore, I can’t consistently delete these files from an album from within the GMedia Gallery. I’m having to delete them from the wp-content/grand-media folder (in multiple folders). It take a long time to delete 10,000 files from multiple places! Even if I trash the whole Album from within Gmedia, the files remain in the grand-media folder, which seems like a lot of garbage to leave behind. Not my style – I’m trying to keep my site a bit cleaner than that.

    I upload photo albums just once a year, so I’m not a regular user of this product. I did not have this problem last year. I use Dreamweaver as an FTP client to upload to various named subfolders in the wp-content folder of my site, then I do Add/Import to import a subfolder into an Album.

    Any help with this would be appreciated. This has taken about an hour to do in the past, and I’m at least 5 hours into it already and no further along than when I started. And almost out of ideas…

    #7134

    Rattus
    Keymaster

    I’ll add “Check for duplicates” feature in the next plugin update.

    #7135

    David
    Participant

    Rattus, thanks for the offer.

    Meanwhile, I don’t know how I’m supposed to make photo albums. I just tried the photo album with 379 photos again, and it uploaded over 4000 images. I don’t see any recent posts of others having this problem, but there were quite a few about a year ago. Surely there is some workaround that will allow me to make a photo album/gallery for my users.

    Thanks for any tips.

    #7138

    David
    Participant

    UPDATE: I worked around the file duplication problem by limiting the number of files in a folder to 100 files. I know it worked OK with 189 files in a folder, but I didn’t want to take any chances, so I kept the number of files small. It seems to be some sort of buffer size problem. I wish I had known how to work around it 10 hours and tens of thousands of file uploads ago.

    #7162

    Rattus
    Keymaster

    In the latest version of Gmedia Gallery plugin there is new option in Action menu -> “Show duplicates in Gmedia Library”.
    Also plugin will check for duplicates while import media.

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