(cool) Hector wrote:
Why you don't want to click the "play" icon to add the file manually? It's designed for cases like that and it seems to be your only option. Once you'll have associated the file, it's not a problem if you scan it again, it'll be recognized as "already associated".
I am working with Coollector on behalf of my in-laws, who have been collecting movies ever since it was possible to do so. They are in their nineties, and I'm proud of them for even using computers, let alone "playing" with them.
Dad will re-install a program or even Windows at the drop of a hat. For example, a web site has script errors. Re-install Windows! It's half-an-hour of waiting for him, and a day or so of configuring for me. By the time I have it set up properly again, he's forgotten why he re-installed in the first place. Sometimes he even forgets that
he re-installed Windows. He once re-installed Windows three times in one week. At his age, he's gonna do what he's gonna do, if you know what I mean. They live across the country from me, so I use TeamViewer to maintain their computers. TeamViewer once came to believe that I was using their program for commercial purposes, as they could not believe that I maintained dozens of computers at the same IP address. As I'm sure you are aware, the commercial license for TeamViwer is not anywhere close to affordable for private purposes. I sent annotated log files to a TeamViewer representative, and after some discussion, they came to believe that I was indeed telling the truth; that it was only three computers with uncountable Windows installations, and reinstated my free license.
So anything and everything could simply disappear any minute and have to be rebuilt from scratch. I have redundant backups of their movie files, so it would take a large-scale catastrophe to hurt those. Dad knows enough not to delete his hundreds of movie files, but everything else is fair game.
I know about saving the MyCoollection.cool file, and I have used the wonderful batch edit file associations many times as he randomly changes drive letters. I can't even begin to tell you what issues I've had with file and folder ownership as he switches drives from one computer to another - both internal and external drives.
So... The simpler I can make my life, and the less I have to remember when Dad strikes, the better off I am. Having to re-associate hundreds of files at once is something that I would like to be as painless as possible. I've only had to do it once so far, and it was such a pleasure to click on "Add the recognized files" and know that everything would be right.
Please remember that they are in their nineties, and I believe that they have earned the right to have my unmitigated support, so when either of them do something that they shouldn't, I just smile to myself and fix it. They've earned that.
If manual association is my only option, than that's what I'll do. I'll make a note to myself for when calamity happens. Seems a shame to ruin a perfect record, though.
Before I talked them into buying Coollector, my mother-in-law had created file names like Harrison Ford (so young in 1973!) in American Graffiti - with Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss.avi
. Guess who got to rename every file?