How to disable Catalog / how to avoid collecting folders ?

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How to disable Catalog / how to avoid collecting folders ?

Post by jo2h2 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:30 am

Hi,

I see that different folders are collected in the Catalog section.

Is there a way to disable this Catalog completely ? And / or is there a way to avoid collecting folders there ?

Ideally I'd like to configure XnViewMP to act 'zero footprint', like such 'portable applications' not leaving any traces in the ini file, or within a .db file - no folders, no thumbs, no traces or history in the ini file ...

Thanks for any idea :)

Best wishes,
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Re: How to disable Catalog / how to avoid collecting folders

Post by xnview » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:57 am

click on 'enable catalog'
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Re: How to disable Catalog / how to avoid collecting folders

Post by jo2h2 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:30 am

Pierre, thanks for your quick reply !

But - sorry to ask, where do I find this 'enable catalog' setting ?

Below 'Catalog' I have 'Enable thumbnail caching', which I successfully un-checked - but no 'enable catalog' ...

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Re: How to disable Catalog / how to avoid collecting folders

Post by xnview » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:52 pm

it's this setting 'Enable thumbnail caching'
and you can unckeck in settings>Metadata too
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Re: How to disable Catalog / how to avoid collecting folders

Post by jo2h2 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:12 pm

Well, I disabled all that, but I still saw entries below Settings > Catalog > Cached directory ...

But by adding A:\ ... Z:\, \\Server1\, etc. below Excluded/Included it seems to be stopped ... - I had to edit the ini file as the interface did not allow me to enter it like that - but - it seems to work ...

Lets see whether this solves writing items into "Cached directory" :)

Thanks Pierre for your prompt and helpful comments !

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Re: How to disable Catalog / how to avoid collecting folders

Post by xnview » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:06 pm

yes it's better to exclude your drives...
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