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    F-Spot: Can't find imported files

    Hi. In my first time using F-spot, I imported a bunch of *.jpg files. Their actual images showed up in the Import dialog. I had unchecked 'Copy files to the Photos folder" because a tutorial said it was not necessary since they were on the hard drive (actually, I imported them from a USB flash drive). When I went to view them using the "Browse" button, I could not find any of them. How may I view, browse, or, more to the point, FIND them now?
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    Fred
    Hope I'm on the right forum.

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    Re: F-Spot: Can't find imported files

    This might seem a bit forward, but have you tried Search from the Programs-Accessories menu?
    Te - Danish Translator of Debian & Ubuntu

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    Re: F-Spot: Can't find imported files

    Te, I appreciate any help. I did a lot of searching thru tutorials, etc.; but don't remember that one. I don't see a "Programs-Accessories menu" or similar either in Ubuntu Forums or on the Ubuntu Desktop; although on the latter I invoked Applications | Accessories | Search for Files without any results. Could you please tell me how to get to what you're suggesting?

    Thanks,
    Fred

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    Re: F-Spot: Can't find imported files

    It sounds like you manged to do exactly what I meant, so I am sorry to hear it didn't work.

    Since I don't seem to be able to get F-Spot working in this end I can't really be of any help, but I hope you figure it out.
    Te - Danish Translator of Debian & Ubuntu

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    Re: F-Spot: Can't find imported files

    By default, F-Spot copies your photos to the ~/Photos folder. You can change the folder F-Spot uses in Preferences dialog (Edit » Preferences). You can also disable physical copying of images to that directory and make F-Spot only reference to existing files. For that you need to disable checkbox "Copy files to the Photos folder".

    My guess would be that you will have to Import those pictures back into F-spot. You do need a folder selected if you are bringing photos in from another source other then your current hard drive. Just like Ubuntu has all those programs listed in repositories, they are not all on your hard drive, they are just references until you install them onto your drive.

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    Re: F-Spot: Can't find imported files

    Thanks, Guys. Very helpful.
    Regards,
    Fred

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