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Recovering Keyword libraries and Workspaces

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  • Ian Wilson

    The location of the files hasn't changed. I would expect to see the folder like this. (This is on the latest release of Monterey and the latest release of Capture One.)

    You either have to press the Option key to see Library in the Go menu in Finder, or to have enabled it being visible in Preferences. (As you can see, I have added it to my sidebar in Finder.) Note the path at the bottom of the screen shot, where ian is my user ID on the Mac. 

    Note that there is also an Application Support folder in another location - see the next screen shot. You'll see that there is no Capture One folder there.

    Are you looking in the right place?

    Ian

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  • Andy Gawthrope

    Ian.  It's true that one learns something new every day!  That I guess is the OS trying to protect itself from users!  Pressing the 'Option' key revealed the hidden folders :-). Looks like the same is needed when restoring using Time Machine.  I have now recovered the Keywords, Recipes and Workspaces.

    Thank you, that saved a world of pain :-)

    Thank you.

    Andy

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  • Ian Wilson

    That I guess is the OS trying to protect itself from users! 

    Absolutely, and probably a good thing unless the users know what they are doing.

    Ian

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  • Jerry C

    Which raises another question. Key words entered for images in a catalog do not automatically end up in that application support keyword folder. How do you put them there to make them available to new catalogs?

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  • Ian Wilson

    It depends how you add them to the images. I've created keyword libraries. See the screenshot below. The photo is of a bird called an Avocet. I have a keyword library called Living Things (I take a lot of nature photographs). I use hierarchical keywords, and within Living Things there are birds, and within birds there is Avocet. I already had Avocet in the keyword library, as I have taken pictures of them before, but I could have added it at the time if it was a new species. 

    So I click on Avocet in the Keyword Library, not in the Session Keywords section (or catalog keywords section in your case).

    Because keyword libraries are shared, the Living Things keywords are available in all my sessions and catalogs. 

    Ian

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  • Jerry C

    Thanks. After a few minutes of button pushing I figured out how to create a new named library and import the catalog keywords into it. Creating a hierarchal library is logical. It appears you can do this by dragging key words onto the higher level keyword. In your example, dragging Avocet onto Bird. This is best done when you first start assigning keywords. My list without any hierarchy is quite long and dates from before C1 supported a hierarchy. I have put off the task of making it hierarchal. Going through it to sort all of the birds into a subcategory of Bird is going to be tedious, but not so much if I ctrl click on each bird and then drag them all to Bird.

    It is not so clear as how to rename a keyword library from within C1. Is this possible? Can I rename it in the application support/captureone/keyword folder. 

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  • Ian Wilson

    Yes, I seem to remember that I changed the name of some of them in the folder as you suggest. Do it with Capture One closed and when you open it again, it should see the newly named libraries. It's a while since I did it but I think that was how it worked. You could test it by creating a small keyword library called say "Test", then . close Capture One, rename it to "Experiment", and then see whether it shows as that in Capture One. My recollection is that it does.

    Ian

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