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Author Topic: Purging of Favorites  (Read 5702 times)

Christian.Eitner

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Purging of Favorites
« on: March 25, 2008, 02:31:55 AM »
Hello,

It might be a misunderstanding on my side (or a wrong usage), but to me it seems that even though a clip is marked as favorite, it will be moved to the Recycle Bin if a time rule (e.g., clip too old) applies.

To me, that seems counterintuitive. 'Favorite' to me means 'never get rid of this clip'.

Because I kept 'losing' favorites that way, I now have no purge rules based on time activated, so that my favorites stay, and I clean the clips manually.

A rule like 'purge clips based on time rules, but exempt favorites' would seem enhancing my productivity (even more than it has already been by this great tool).

Cheers,

Christian

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Re: Purging of Favorites
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 03:29:15 AM »
It's supposed to act already as you say -- i.e. never purge favorites.  I'll have to look into why it's not.
A workaround you might try for now: In addition to checking the box marked "Is Favorite", drag+drop the clip into the "Data to Keep On File" group.

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Re: Purging of Favorites
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 01:44:19 AM »
Hm, I'm afraid I can't find the 'Data to Keep On File' group you mention. Should it be located in the tree to the left?

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Re: Purging of Favorites
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008, 02:01:41 AM »
Yes it's a tree on the left.. It's possible I created it for myself and thought it was built in -- if so, the important point is simply to make a group on the left that is not within the Old and New groups, and move your clip there.  You could even move the clips to the "My Favorites" group.

The only thing that's important is to move it OUT of the Old+New groups, as those are the only ones that get purged.  As soon as you move a clip out of those two groups it's no susceptible to the automatic cleaning rules.

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Re: Purging of Favorites
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 12:12:54 PM »
Yes, I've also noticed that. All my favorites are being deleted :(
It's a fail. Since I use CHS to store quick strings and/or stuff I'm coding those days. And my settings are that purge db each day, but no favorites!

Thanks mouser for review this bug

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Re: Purging of Favorites
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 10:46:22 PM »
You could even move the clips to the "My Favorites" group.

This does =not= work; they still disappear. I have now created a new group named "Faves" & moved them there. Let's see if that works.

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Re: Purging of Favorites
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2008, 02:11:48 AM »
ok i will release a new version this coming week which preserves favorites reliably.