Library - why can some images not be opened?

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Why are some files in the Library section not able to be opened.   I could open them at one time.  This is what the files look like.  


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Marilyn

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Posted 8 months ago

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Paul

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I would say that those are places where the link tpo the file is broken.  Did you move any of the files?  Did you move the library?  Anything like that?
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Rick Grunwald

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I get that when I delete files outside of snagit ... sometimes.  I can't nail down the specifics but it will happen when something is in the library, snagit is closed and I delete things through windows explorer
You CAN right click them in the library and see if there is any information under properties but usually I just delete them
Ok that wasn't real helpful
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Thanks all.   I am pretty sure it is because I named and saved the image to another file on my computer   
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Rick Grunwald

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That will do it. I do a lot of conversions in ACDSEE as it is simpler for me and that will leave the breaks of which you spoke
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Hazards of computing, no?  I mean, how is the application supposed to be aware that you moved and renamed the image? And if something like that were to be developed, it almost certainly would be later decried as being "horrible overreach" as well as a massive breach of privacy that it would be monitoring your system in that manner!
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Actually it does it quite well. With snagit open, move a file that is present in the library. Then check it again and it usually tracks the move
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I have one app that needs to know about changes but unlike SnagIt, wants to know about changes that take place when the main app is not running..

It achieves this by running a folder watch service on the PC all the time the PC is switched on.  UGGGGLEEEE