As you have v5 you could use a plugin. There is one written by Jane
called 'Check for Possible Duplicate Media' which I think will do what
you want. This is the description in the Plugin store:
"This plugin checks all the media records in your project and compares
the files linked to them looking for files which are identical it will
pick up both records which are linked to the same file and to those
where the names are different, but the contents are the same.
When complete it returns a result set containing the matching records.
By selecting each pair in turn, just drag over both cells, you can then
select Edit>Merge Compare Records from the menu and merge the records
Once the process is complete, it is recommended to use the 'Check for
Unlinked Media ' plugin to clean up any duplicate files."
No doubt Jane can help further if you have problems.
On 29/04/2013 13:54, Duncan Amos wrote:
Due to various causes (mostly complete ineptitude) I have numerous
duplicated multimedia records. I'm now on v5 and I suspect this is a
hang-over from my days with v3 but I now want to reduce the size of the
project file as much as possible and get things more streamlined.
I have five instances of one particular image - four of them show one Link,
the other one shows six Links.
Is there an easy way I can switch the "one Link" links to point to the
Links" image - even if it means discovering what the links are (how?), so
that I can delete all the "one Link" duplicates and then remake the links
to use the 'master'?