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Media Locations

The Master Media Folder List contains all the locations of the pictures and sounds that are being used in the current Family File.  Legacy only records one copy of each different folder and points any use of it to its entry in the list.  This saves a lot of disk storage space by eliminating duplications.

The Master Media Folder List is reached by choosing Customize from the Options tab on the Ribbon bar and then clicking on the Locations option on the menu panel.  You can then click the View Current List of Media Locations… button under option 6.2.  You can also choose Master Lists / Picture Location from the View tab on the Ribbon bar.

Selecting a Folder Name from the List
To select a particular folder name, click on it and click the Select button.  You can also select a folder by double-clicking it.

Adding New Folder Names
When you add a folder, Legacy checks to see if the name is already in the Master Media Folder List .  If it is not found, it is added to the list.  Depending on the setting in Options, you may or may not be prompted for confirmation.  (See Options for more information.)  When the Master Media Folder List is displayed, you can add new folder names by clicking the Add button.  This opens the Select a Folder screen.  When you have selecte the path, click the New Folder button.  This pops up a small form where you can type in the new name, which is then added to the list. 

Other Options

Clicking the Options button displays a shortcut menu where you can choose from the following options:

Deleting a Folder Name
If a folder name in the master list is not being used, you can remove it from the list by highlighting it and clicking the Delete button.  Legacy confirms that the name is not being used and removes it from the list.  If one or more records are referencing the folder name, it cannot be removed.  In this case, Legacy offers to display a list of all records currently using the name.

Combining Duplicate Folder Names
When correcting misspelled folder names, you may find that you end up with duplicates within the list.  To remove these duplicates and clean up the list, click the Combine option.  Legacy then goes through the list, combines the duplicates and moves the links.

Purging Unused Folder Names
To remove unused folder names from the Master Media Folder List , click the Purge option.  Legacy checks each name to see if it is being used.  If not, it is removed from the list.

Importing a Folder Names List
You can import a list of folder names from a different family file by clicking the Import button.  Legacy prompts for the name of the other family file and then loads its list.

Printing the List
You can print the contents of the list by clicking Print...  The list will appear in the Print Preview window where you can view it and print a copy.

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