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Moving eComic folders 7 years 8 months ago #20365

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My eComic folder is on my C drive by default in the ComicRack folder. However, I now have so many files that my C drive is almost full. I have several large external drives, so as a test, I copied the eComics to the external drive, added the new location in 'Preferences' and applied the change, but now I get a big red X on my comics, as it's lost them. Can anyone please help me and tell me what I'm doing wrong? I just want to access my comics from another location...can this be done?
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Re: Moving eComic folders 7 years 8 months ago #20369

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Yes this can be done. What you need to do is change where the database location points to. I had to do this when my internal hard drive started to die and I had to move my collection temporarily to an external drive. First off back up your database just in case. There are two methods to this as far as I know. The first method is within ComicRack.
1. You have to go to the Library which displays all your comics.
2. Select all (Crt-A).
3. Right Click, Automation, Search and Replace.
4. Change Field to "File Path".
5. In the Search box Type in: C:\Program Files\ComicRack\Comics
6. In the Replace box Type in: J:\ADE\Comics
7: Than hit ok
This should change the file path in the database for all your comics to now point towards your external drive. I would assume that for a large library that this may take a while, so you may have to wait it out while it is being done. But I have done this with individual series without issue.

If this doesn't work, Comicrack crashes, or whatever. The second method is external to ComicRack, and was the method I used, mainly because at the time I was ignorant of the first method.
1. Download and install Firstobject Xml Editor
2. Find your Comicrack Database backup zip which should be named ComicDB Backup xx-xx-xx, where the "x"is a number.
3. Extract this zip.
4. Open Firstobject Xml Editor
5. Drag and drop the "ComicDb.xml" file into Firstobject Xml Editor. This will open the xml file.
6. Then on the menu, Edit than select Replace.
7. In the "Find what" box enter: C:\Program Files\ComicRack\Comics
8. In the "Replace with" box enter: J:\ADE\Comics
9. Then select replace all and wait because it will take awhile.
10. When its done select File and then Save
11. In Windows Explorer select the "ComicDb.xml" file and add it to a zip file naming this new zip ComicDb.
12. Now restore this zip file in ComicRack, This will replace the old database with the new database that points to your external drive.
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Re: Moving eComic folders 7 years 8 months ago #20370

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Hi, thanks for this post, but I'm stuck on stage 1! When you say 'Go to the library that displays all your comics', what do you mean exactly? I can't find a way to 'select all' in the browser or right click on the Library list on the left of the screen....can you help in dummy talk for me please?
Thanks so much...
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Re: Moving eComic folders 7 years 8 months ago #20376

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I can do a visual for the first first part. Don't have time for the rest at the moment
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Re: Moving eComic folders 7 years 8 months ago #20377

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Why not use the Library Management Script?
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