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  • AvatareTaurus
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    I’m trying to apply an auto-tagging rule on a folder on my NAS (Synology with DSM 6.2). The folder is connected as a network drive and it works if I have an Explorer window in the foreground, otherwise nothing happens.

    The rule tags new JPGs and new folders with tab “Pictures” int his certain folder the rule applies to.

    Any suggestions?

  • AvatarAndrea
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    Hi there,

    I’m not sure of what you mean exactly, but I guess that the problem is, when you create a new file on the NAS, the auto-tagging rule isn’t triggered?

    If that’s the case, this most likely depends on the file system of the NAS: in order for an auto-tagging rule to be triggered, Windows needs to receive a message that a new file has been created, using a technology called FileSystemWatcher. This works only on the file systems that Windows can handle (NTFS and FAT/FAT32). If you’re using an EXT file system on your NAS (very likely as it’s a Linux box), the¬†FileSystemWatcher won’t get messages, as far as I know.

    An easy solution would be converting that disk to NTFS (you can do it with several tools).

    If I didn’t understand your question, so please elaborate a bite more ūüôā

  • AvatareTaurus
    Post count: 6

    You got what I meant exactly!

    Thanks for the explanation. I rather keep the filesystem as it is because it prevents data corruption. I’m going to use the right-click menue in Explorer to tag the new folder manually instead.



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