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Offline jfishman1

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Hard drive recognized as source path in Ingest Disk dialogue
« on: September 08, 2020, 09:16:15 AM »
I am running Photo Mechanic version 6, build 4851 on Mac Catalina 10.15.6.

I have two 4TB external hard drives plugged into my computer. One is the master and the other is a backup. For some reason, one of the hard drives (the backup) shows up as a disk to ingest. I would prefer that these large volumes do not appear there, and that I only see things that I would actually want to ingest such as a camera memory card. Is this possible?

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Joey


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Re: Hard drive recognized as source path in Ingest Disk dialogue
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 09:27:38 AM »
Joey,

I am running Photo Mechanic version 6, build 4851 on Mac Catalina 10.15.6.

I have two 4TB external hard drives plugged into my computer. One is the master and the other is a backup. For some reason, one of the hard drives (the backup) shows up as a disk to ingest. I would prefer that these large volumes do not appear there, and that I only see things that I would actually want to ingest such as a camera memory card. Is this possible?

Yes.  Create a folder on the root of that drive and name it:

PMIngestIgnore

That should do it.  If you don't want to ever see it on the root of your disk, you can name it:

.PMIngestIgnore

and it will be hidden and still make Ingest in Photo Mechanic ignore the disk.

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Re: Hard drive recognized as source path in Ingest Disk dialogue
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 10:17:28 AM »
Thank you! That worked for me.

Joey