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emmrecs wrote on 5/27/2020, 2:43 PM

@ZenonG

Welcome to the Magix forums.

I have ALL my image files stored on an external USB2 hard drive and Photo Manager sees and can index them without any problem. So, this is NOT a problem with the software, but rather something specific to your system.-, I'm afraid.

Can you say rather more detail about what you mean when you say you select it but it will not attach.  Especially, what do you mean by the word "attach"?

Jeff
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Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel i7 Quad Core 6700K @ 4GHz, 32 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics, MOTU 8-Pre f/w audio interface, VPX, MEP, Music Maker, Photo Story Deluxe, Photo Manager Deluxe, Xara 3D Maker 7, Reaper, Adobe Audition CS6 and CC, 2 x Canon HG10 cameras, 1 x Canon EOS 600D

ZenonG wrote on 5/28/2020, 5:27 PM

            ZenonG                                                  wrote on 5/28/2020, 9:06 AM                                 

Open MAGIX

This PC shows all hard drives (I have 3 internals and 3 externals)

Selecting HD shows all folders with pictures in them.( I want to import pictures from all folders into one file and eliminate duplicates)

Select Import (top left - Camera)  Import box appears with 2 selections.

Destination folder is OK. But shows "no external drives selected"

Options "select unknown device" 

Drop down folder appears  "select a folder on your external device" click OK

All HD drives appear. Selecting HD I need, click OK and it goes back to "no external devices selected in import box.

How can I import photos from all folders on external HD and create ole large folder with all the pictures without duplicates.

This is what I bought the software for!

emmrecs wrote on 5/29/2020, 3:54 AM

@ZenonG

First, thank you for reposting this to your original thread!

Second, don't use the Import function. That is for direct importing of photos from a camera.

Third, do the following:

  • Make sure you are in Advanced Mode, a tick box at the upper right hand corner of the main workscreen:
  • Then the left hand column of the workscreen will look like this:
  • Click on "Folder". This will then open a dropdown that, on my machine, having selected the appropriate drive, looks like this:
  • Select the folder or folders containing the pictures and let PM index them for its database. (This may take quite some time, depending on how many pictures you have.)

Job done!

HTH

Jeff
Forum Moderator

Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel i7 Quad Core 6700K @ 4GHz, 32 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics, MOTU 8-Pre f/w audio interface, VPX, MEP, Music Maker, Photo Story Deluxe, Photo Manager Deluxe, Xara 3D Maker 7, Reaper, Adobe Audition CS6 and CC, 2 x Canon HG10 cameras, 1 x Canon EOS 600D

Teresa-Tinsley wrote on 12/28/2020, 6:11 AM

I am having the same problem. Have done as Jeff suggested but the external hard drives do not appear