I am trying out the search capabilities in PL4. I searched for a folder with the word “birds”, and got back two results - one is the original name of that folder, and the other a new name that I gave it after doing some edits (I changed the name from “Birds” to “Birds in our Back Yard”).
The problem is that all of the photos are listed as in both of those “folders” - the actual one with the new name, and the “zombie” one with the old name, which no longer exists. The files are shown in the zombie folder as missing, which I guess they are, since the folder no longer exists.
I hope this makes sense. Bottom line is, I changed the name of the folder, but I can’t get PL4 to forget it.
OS is MacOS Catalina, 10.15.7. PhotoLab version is 4.1.3 Build 49.
The original search was simply for “bird”. That located 2 folders: The current one, as well as the current one with its old name. There is only one folder, but PL seems to think that there are two - one with the old name and one with the new name. It also thinks that the same images are in both folders.
If I click on the search under Recent Searches, or if I do a whole new search, I get the same incorrect result.
If I try to remove a file from the zombie folder, I get an error telling me it can’t be removed (which makes sense since the folder does not exist anymore, at least not by its old name).
I must have renamed the folder from the Finder, as I cannot find a way to do so using the Mac version of PhotoLab.
The response after yours says that if PL does not find an image in a location where it was expecting one, it removes info about that image from the database. Makes sense. But it does not say what happens when a folder is no longer there.
I am currently re-indexing everything. I tried reindexing from the parent where the folder used to be, and it didn’t help. Though it’s possible I made a mistake doing that.