I have DXO PL3 Elite version (version 3.2.0 build 4344) on a windows 10 Pro desktop and a windows 10 Pro laptop. The problem that I am having is that when a file folder of Nikon NEF images has been keyworded and Star rated on my desktop is copied to my laptop, I get virtual copies of all NEF files when I look at the images in DXO PL3 on my laptop. I have not tried to create a virtual copy of any NEF file or create a collection.
The file folder originated on the laptop. It was then saved to an ex hard drive and copied to the desktop. Then worked on on the desktop. Then put back onto the laptop.
When I delete the file folder from my laptop, reboot the laptop, and copy it again to my laptop from an external hard drive, I get MORE virtual copies of each NEF file. Most NEF files show M for Master and 1 and 2 for virtual copies.
I have no idea what is causing this but it is driving me crazy and makes it just about impossible to use two win 10 pcs with DXO PL3.
I have not uninstalled DXO PL3 yet from either pc as I wanted some advice first.
I used a different external hard drive and the same problem occurs when I use it on my laptop.
I even reformatted the ex hard drive but that did not fix the problem.
According to Nikon software there are 499 NEF for raw files in the file folder. on the laptop and ex hard drive. DXO PL tells me I have 1549 images on my laptop file folder and 816 images on the file folder on the external hard drive.
What do I need to do?
Is there a specific workflow for windows users using two pcs to avoid these kind of problems?
I have already discovered that keywords are not saved in the file folder with the images so keywords used on one pc cannot be transferred to another pc.