Create>File Listing returns an empty list [Solved]

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mcasiraghi
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Create>File Listing returns an empty list [Solved]

Post by mcasiraghi »

Hi, I am new to XnView, exploring its features, in particular the Create File Listing. I use Mac's Photos and its Photo library got damaged, but I can still access the image files inside the Package Contents.

I would like to create a list of all image files in my current damaged photo library, and another with the latest backup file of the photo library that I have, in order to then be able to import both csv files in a spreadsheet to compare both lists and try to identify the images that are not included in the backup.

When I run the the Create File Listing I get an empty file with just the fields I chose to export.
Am I doing something wrong? Am I using this feature correctly?

Many thanks.
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cday
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Re: Create>File Listing returns an empty list

Post by cday »

mcasiraghi wrote: Sat Oct 15, 2022 6:29 pm I would like to create a list of all image files in my current damaged photo library, and another with the latest backup file of the photo library that I have, in order to then be able to import both csv files in a spreadsheet to compare both lists and try to identify the images that are not included in the backup.

When I run the the Create File Listing I get an empty file with just the fields I chose to export.
Am I doing something wrong? Am I using this feature correctly?
I have only used this option once before, but in a quick and rather simpler test in Linux I am getting what look like plausible results with these settings:

Screenshot from 2022-10-15 19-56-55.png

The CSV separator (if the output is indeed CSV) was a new line, and the output is identical I think to that using the text output option:

Screenshot from 2022-10-15 20-05-03.png

Looks as if the output formatting could do with some refinement... :wink:

Maybe someone more familiar with the option can add something?
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mcasiraghi
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Re: Create>File Listing returns an empty list

Post by mcasiraghi »

Thanks for your reply...I found the problem, I'm a bit embarrased to admit: I had not selected the files in the Thumbnails panel...