Many thanks Mike!
From: Beryl & Mike Tate via
Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2015 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: [FHU] Change link to copy
The first thing to check is whether you are using the FH Project structure?
If you open Projects via the File > Project Window and FH says Family
Historian Project (NOT Gedcom) at the top, then all is OK.
The reason it is important to store Media files within the Project Media
folder is to allow FH to use Relative File Links.
These are immune to migrating a Project to another account or to another PC,
which you will need to do sooner or later.
Whereas the Media links you have now are Absolute File Links, that include
the full drive & folder path, which will NOT survive
migrating anywhere, so the links will become broken and need repairing.
If you are comfortable with using Windows Explorer to move/copy your Media
files into the project Media folder, then that is the
You then have to use Tools > External File Links to convert the Absolute
File Links into Relative File Links.
There is a video tutorial related to this topic in the FHUG Knowledge Base:
You must use the default Project Media folder location to gain any benefit.
Tools > External File Links also lets you tell which Media have been copied
and which not.
Absolute File Links are full paths starting with a drive letter, such as
C: - Users ...
Relative File Links all start Project Data Folder - Media ...
Regards, Mike Tate
Subject: [FHU] Change link to copy
I have just started adding photos to FHv6, and linked them from my PC. Now I
realise that it would be better to copy them. Do I have
to unlink them and start again or is there a quick way to do it?
Also, should I use the default location or does experience suggest there is
a better way of doing it? How can I see later on which
photos have been copied and which not?
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