When changes have been made to a referenced folder (such as adding new images to the folder through Finder/Explorer) the Catalog can be updated using the Synchronize Folder option.
As the Import dialog is used, new images can be renamed, backed up, and adjusted automatically. Deleted or missing images may also be removed from the Catalog during this process.
NOTE: Only folders that are already known/imported into your catalog can be synchronized
- From the Library tool tab, select the folder that requires updating.
- Go to the main menu and select File -> Synchronize Folder…
Right/option-click the folder that needs Synchronizing and select Synchronize...
- Checkmark the relevant boxes in the Synchronize prompt and press the Sync button. Ticking 'Show importer' will then display the import window.
4. Select the images as required to add to the Folder and checkmark the options for renaming, backing up, and adding Styles.
NOTE: The option for updating folders is not available in Capture One Express.
When I use this synchronize option, capture one does not add or mention new added subfolders which includes pictures.
Is this by design?
When you use the Synchronize option, only the contents of the selected folder and known subfolders (that were imported initially) will be updated.
If you want to import new subfolders, go to the Import dialog again, checkmark the Include Subfolders option and the Exclude Duplicated option. That way only new subfolders and new files will be imported into a Catalog.
It does not work how it must! It's a very stupid function! My library missed files from album and when I use this function to try return them, it find files start to import them, but missed files stay in album...
Why does the sync folder function not include variants? Variants from a session are imported, but cannot be synchronized later, e.g. if a new variant is created or a variant is deleted. Seems like a bug to me.
Thank you for your comment.
Please note that this function works for source images only, in case those were added to the referenced folder.
Meanwhile, variants denote the virtual representation of images together with the settings applied in Capture One tools. It means that variants are not stored physically anywhere, so they cannot be synchronized.
On older iterations of Capture One, folders auto-synced with the folders on my computer. Why is that no longer an option? It's really inconvenient to have to do it all manually.
I'm not 100% clear about this feature. What does it do and how does it help? Does it allow catalog to organize all sessions?
When I go to synchronize any folder in my catalogue, it is greyed out. Why is it not available? The "Locate" feature is also greyed out. Does this indicate something is wrong with the way I have set up my catalogue?
C1 Help Team, please do notice the EXTREMELY low rate of helpfulness of this and many other articles. In this one, 41 people out of 51 people hit the NO button, answering the question "Was this helpful". Here is another one coming your way... Many times, when I go to read a help article, I have to read it again and again, and it doesn't get better. It is very frustrating. Ultimately, I submit a ticket or ask the community. It shouldn't be like that.
Synchronize Folder no longer removes images that have been externally removed. Up to date software 188.8.131.52
Its very frustrating because sometimes I go back with a raw viewer to clean up some space on my hard drive and now it isn't syncing to remove the externally deleted images. Please don't take 2 months to ask if my software is up to date again.
I have the same problem like Cory wrote. PLEASE HELP - Time ist money !
I have the same problem with remove missing images. Why this function does not work when sync? (C1 - 15.4. MAC OS)
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