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Steven L. Dasinger

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  1. Delete or Rename 4.jpg to 4-A.jpg From: Pictures\I\Image\S\Sam and Twitch Case Files Delete 1-F.jpg From: Pictures\M\Marvel\U\Ultimate X-Men (3rd Series) (Duplicate of 1-2.jpg)
  2. Delete 18.jpg From: Pictures\A\Andrews McMeel\Get Fuzzy (Duplicate of correct Bk 6.jpg)
  3. In the top left side of the window, click on the VIEW drop-down icon. Then select Grid Cover Icon Size and then The size desired. (see attached)
  4. Delete or Rename 1.jpg to 2005.jpg then Move Move From: Pictures\M\Marvel\F\Free Comic Book Day 4 To: Pictures\M\Marvel\F\Free Comic Book Day (Marvel) Delete or Move ALL (1-A.jpg - 1-C.jpg) From: Pictures\B\Brilliant\GunHAND, The To: Pictures\A\American Mythology\GunHAND, The Delete or Move 0.jpg - 124.jpg From: Pictures\E\Editorial Bruguera\Can Can (Editorial Bruguera) To: Pictures\E\Editorial Bruguera\Can Can (Editorial Bruguera, 1st Series) Delete or Move 201.jpg - 230.jpg From: Pictures\E\Editorial Bruguera\Can Can (Editorial Bruguera) To: Pictures\E\Editorial Bruguera\Can Can (Editorial Bruguera, 2nd Series) Delete or Move ALL (1.jpg - 199.jpg) From: Pictures\E\Editorial Bruguera\Can Can To: Pictures\E\Editorial Bruguera\Can Can (Editorial Bruguera, 2nd Series) Delete 1-E.jpg From: Pictures\M\Marvel\U\Ultimate Spider-Man Delete 10-A.jpg then Rename 10.jpg to 10-A.jpg From: Pictures\B\Boom!\Wynd (10-A.jpg is a duplicate of 10-B.jpg)
  5. Delete or Move ALL (1.jpg - 7.jpg) From: Pictures\I\I.W\Little Eva (I. W.) To: Pictures\I\I.W\Little Eva (I.W.) Delete or Rename Bk 1.jpg to 1.jpg Bk 2.jpg to 2.jpg Bk 3.jpg to 3.jpg Bk 4.jpg to 4.jpg then Move From: Pictures\G\Gold Key\Star Trek (1st Series) To: Pictures\G\Golden Press\Star Trek- The Enterprise Logs Delete or Rename Bk 5.jpg to 5.jpg then Move From: Pictures\G\Gold Key\Star Trek (1st Series) To: Pictures\C\Checker\Star Trek- The Key Collection
  6. Are the missing/non-importing issues in the file that was Exported? If the are, can you see anything strange about the data for those issues? If they are not in the file, then they didn't get Exported for some unknown reason. And if they are not in the file? can you try to Export one or more of those issues by themselves? You can do this by checking the 'Marked' box on the issue( s ). Then, when Exporting, select 'Export only marked items'. PS, If you seem to be missing entire titles, you might do a Find for Publisher name 'Unknown Publisher'. Any title CB can't match to an existing Title in CB will have the Publisher set to 'Unknown Publisher'.
  7. Delete or Move ALL (1.j.pg - 1-E.jpg) From: Pictures\M\Marvel\S\Star Wars- The Mandalorian 2 To: Pictures\M\Marvel\S\Star Wars- The Mandalorian Season 2 Delete or Move 4.jpg through 17.jpg From: Pictures\G\Go! Comi\07-Ghost To: Pictures\V\Viz\07-Ghost (Viz) Delete or Rename 1-GIVE.jpg to 1.jpg then Move From: Pictures\M\Marvel\C\Custom M&M 2021-22 Print Comic To: Pictures\M\Marvel\C\Custom M&M 2023 Custom Comic Delete or Move FCBD 2021.jpg From: Pictures\I\IDW\Star Wars- The High Republic Adventures To: Pictures\T\Tokyopop\Free Comic Book Day (Tokyopop) Delete 1-G.jpg From: Pictures\M\Marvel\U\Ultimate X-Men (duplicate of CS 2.jpg)
  8. If I am editing a long string, I tend to copy it out into Notepad (or text editor of your choice) and making the correction there just because of the scenario you described. However, if you want to edit in the cell, here are a couple of tricks. 1) select/high-light just the character (singular) you want to manipulate. Then either delete or type in the replacement character. 2) Copy a single or multiple characters from another source. Then either place the cursor where you want to insert it and Paste or high-light one or more consecutive chatterers and paste it in. You may have to experiment a little to get used to doing these in cell changes.
  9. One more thing you can try. Load the export file to a spreadsheet. Sort by Title and see what the first or last row looks like. The Problem row should (hopefully) be the first or last row.
  10. If you want to do a little work, you can try to find the 'problem' row by: Take a copy of the export file and split it into smaller parts (2 to 5 or so). Then try to Import each part. hopefully just one contains the problem. Mass Change Qty in Stock to 0 Take the one (hopefully) part and split it up and attempt to Import them. Then repeat Mass Change, split file into smaller chunks and import. Eventually (and sooner than you might think) the file will be small enough that you can scan through it to see something 'strange' that is causing the problem. Once you find it, you can go back to the original Export file, find and Delete/Fix the row,m then try Importing the whole thing. Technically, the process is to split the file in half, then half again, etc. It is called a Binary search for that reason. But you can speed the process up by splitting into more sections.
  11. Issue Number and Variation are not normally columns you need to display or deal with (unless you are doing some specialized finds). This is because Item # is a composed of 4 columns: Type, Issue Number, Variation, and Printing. As for Columns to Export, the only ones I would use are: (bare minimum) Title Item # Condition Qty In Stock (additionally, if you use them for your data) Notes (if not locked so the update doesn't change) any Custom columns (Date, Field, Check) Any other column should be populated with the next update. There should be few problems using these columns when you Import (Note: Few does not mean none...) NOTE: If you have Duplicate Item #'s due to owning the same issue in different Conditions, these may need to be cleaned up after a successful Import.
  12. Can you be a little more specific with the steps you have taken and the various results. What databases were involved, were the 4 you refer to the exports and/or imports from 1 database with 4 types (Books, Comic Books, Magazines, Newspapers) or 4 different databases? What problem are you having with the import? Details are needed to see what is going on.
  13. Your previous posts on the results of the testing I asked about were a little mixed. A) Did the new Database finish in 25 minutes (or so) with out any other problems? NOTE: A New database will take longer than normal as it is making all the accumulated updates from when it was included in the install download. You can test it for a more accurate speed by re-running the update which can be done by pressing and holding the SHIFT key when selecting Check for Updates. If the new database is processing the Updates in a normal amount of time, as Mark mentioned you can export / import your data to this new database. (afterwards, you can rename the file back to whatever name you want.) If you need help with the export / import, I can help you here or you can email support for the guide. NOTE: Since you haven't been able to update, the import will probably have a few 'Unknown' titles for Title changes since your last update. These can be handled without too much problem. But, this all depends on if the New database Updated without problems.
  14. Delete or Move MMPB.jpg From: Pictures\A\Ace Fantasy\Angel's Command, The To: Pictures\A\Ace\Angel's Command, The Delete or Move HC.jpg From: Pictures\A\Ace Fantasy\Bloodrights To: Pictures\A\Ace\Bloodrights Delete or Move MMPB.jpg From: Pictures\A\Ace Fantasy\Castaways of the Flying Dutchman To: Pictures\A\Ace\Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Delete or Move MMPB.jpg From: Pictures\A\Ace Fantasy\Voyage of Slaves To: Pictures\A\Ace\Voyage of Slaves Delete or Rename GN 1.jpg to 1.jpg then Move From: Pictures\V\Vertical\Girl On The Shore To: Pictures\V\Vertical\Girl on the Shore, A Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\H\Hippy\Spain's Zodiac Mindwarp To: Pictures\H\Hippy\Zodiac Mindwarp (Spain's-) Delete or Move ALL (1.jpg - 415.jpg) From: Pictures\N\Novaro\Super Comic (Serie aguila) To: Pictures\N\Novaro\Supercomic (Serie aguila)
  15. Check you Setup->Preferences. at the bottom middle is an option for 'Automatically download larger pictures when viewing items'. Make sure this is checked. If it IS checked and you still do not get the larger picture, you may need to contact support.
  16. What Edition of CB do you have? (Archive, Pro, etc.) Not sure when you last installed CB but the current version of the Archive Edition (at least) seems to default to tiny covers (to speed installation) but you had the option to download/install the full size issues from CB (through the registration page and selecting other. The idea behind this is that the installation for all the covers will be very fast and if you ever looked at a cover, it would download the full size one and display it. PS Not having tested it, I don't know if this full size download works without a current registration or not. I have never tested this. It may still work. Also can you give a specific title and some issues?
  17. 'Thor Quest' is definitely an illustrated text book. Title could/should? be 'Thor Quest: Hammers of the Gods' Since 'Thor Quest: Fires of the Forgekeep' is a pre-order (release date 2 Feb 2025), there is not direct evidence but everything looks the same as 'Thor Quest' so probably an illustrated text book, also. PS The title should be 'Rascal Does Not Dream of a Santa Claus (Light Novel). No 'Sc and 'Light Novel' in parenthesis. Also, as a Light Novel, this is a text story and the Title belongs in Books.
  18. Looking my database and on AA, I am not seeing this. 'Red Sonja (Dynamite, Vol. 6)' has FCBD 2022. 'Red Sonja (Dynamite, Vol. 7)' has FCBD 2023. Does it have some different issues number?
  19. Delete or Move 394.jpg and 547.jpg From: Pictures\E\Editorial Vid\Kendor, El Hombre Del Tibet (Editorial Vid) To: Pictures\G\Grupo Editorial Vid\Kendor Delete or Move 1.jpg and 1-2.jpg From: Pictures\F\Fantagraphics\Mishkin File, The To: Pictures\F\Fantagraphics\Mishkin File!, The Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\F\Fantagraphics\Search For Smilin' Ed, The To: Pictures\F\Fantagraphics\Search for Smilin' Ed!, The Delete or Rename 1.jpg to TPB.jpg and 1-HC.jpg to HC.jpg From: Pictures\M\Moonstone\Green Ghost, The- Declassified
  20. Just to try to determine where the problem may be, you could try to create a new database (don't have to copy anything into it), and try to run the Update on it. If it completes in a normal amount of time, there is probably something wrong with your database. If it takes just as long as the original database, there is probably something wrong with your computer. (by 'wrong' I mean there could be some setting (like anti-virus) causing problems.) Also, while it is updating, can you tell by the text displayed in the update window if it is just going slow or is there a specific place that it is slowing down on?
  21. Delete or Rename MMPB 3.jpg to MMPB 3-3.jpg From: Pictures\A\Ace\Red Sonja (Ace) Delete or Move ALL (116.jpg - 413.jpg) except 209..jpg From: Pictures\E\Editions Heritage\Selection Rions C'est L'Heure To: Pictures\E\Editions Heritage\Selection Archie (et amis) (The TO title already has a 209.jpg and the FROM title's 209.jpg has 209 A on the cover. Don't know if this is a variation (with different cover price) or something else.) Delete or Move FCBD 2024.jpg From: Pictures\I\Image\E\Energon Universe To: Pictures\I\Image\E\Energon Universe 2024 Special Delete or Move ALL (1.jpg - 1-F.jpg) From: Pictures\A\Astonishing\Kor-Drath- The Reckoning To: Pictures\A\Astonishing\Kor-Drath Delete or Move 1-A.jpg and 2-A.jpg From: Pictures\A\American Mythology\My Bloody Valentine To: Pictures\A\American Mythology\Valentine Bluffs Massacre Delete or Rename 1-F.jpg to 1-D.jpg From: Pictures\I\Image\V\Vs (Image) (This is a little bit of a guess based on cover artist)
  22. Delete or Move ALL (1-A.jpg - 2-D.jpg) From: Pictures\B\Boom!\Amory Wars, The- No World for Tomorrow To: Pictures\B\Boom!\Amory Wars, The- Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV Volume II-No World for Tomorrow Delete or Rename 1.jpg to TPB.jpg From: Pictures\T\Topix\Christmas Story Cut-Out Book, The Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\F\Fantagraphics\Cosplayers X-Mas Special To: Pictures\F\Fantagraphics\Cosplayers Christmas, A Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\A\About\Scott Shaw!s Comix & Stories To: Pictures\A\About\Comix & Stories (Scott Shaw!s-) Delete 1-K.jpg From: Pictures\M\Marvel\B\Blood Hunt (Marvel) Delete or Move 1-CS.jpg From: Pictures\M\Millennium\Cthulhu (H.P. Lovecraft's-) To: Pictures\M\Millennium\Cthulhu- The Whisperer In Darkness (H.P. Lovecraft's-) Delete 1-P.jpg From: Pictures\D\Dynamite\Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Dynamite) (Duplicate of 1-N.jpg) Delete FCBD 2021.jpg From: Pictures\V\Viz\Star Wars- The High Republic- The Edge of Balance (not sure why it is deleted or where it may actually be)
  23. Since you have a new laptop, I am assuming you have an old computer (desk or laptop). Is your database on the old computer? Installing CB on a new computer won't automatically copy your database to the new computer. By default, your database is on your C Drive in \Users\<loginid>\Documents\Human Computing\ComicBase Databases. If you can network the two computers together, you can transfer the database from the old computer to the new computer. or If you have a large enough USB drive, you can copy to it from your old computer then use it to copy it to your new computer. or It is possible to have your database and a NAS device. If you have that you need to point CB to that location.
  24. Since I am not sure exactly what you have done, try this: Go to Windows Settings, Apps, Installed Apps Uninstall any/all Comicbase apps. (there should only be two: the Edition you have and the Resources install). Go to Users\<logon-id>\AppData\Roaming\Human Computing\ComicBase 2024 Professional Edition folder Then either install your 2024 downloaded installer or download it from the Comicbase site in your My Account->Registrations page. Hopefully this will work. If not you may need to call support.
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