If you wish to then synchronize your local copy of the database to a copy stored in the cloud, you can click on Sync Changes. When you do so you should see "sending items to cloud." Be prepared to wait a few minutes for the synchronization operation to complete if you have a large number of books in your Book Collector database. You will see the number of "Adds/Edits" decrease to zero as books are uploaded. When the process is complete you will see the message "Finished syncing changes. Would you like to view your collection in CLZ Cloud?"
<lockinfo><writable><client pcname="YYYYYYYY" name="5c22840efc7a3db854c44b0b780f8abc" key="xxxxxxxxxxxx" username="zzzzzzzz"/></writable></lockinfo>
In cases where Book Collector was not closed normally, you can either choose "yes" at the prompt or delete the .bkclck file before opening Book Collector as its presence is what causes the message to appear.
imagesdirectory beneath the Book Collector directory where you store the book database.
If you don't have an image, but want to add a picture to the author's entry, check to see if there is a Wikipedia entry for the author or if the author has a website.
You can use similar steps to add an image for a publisher's entry in the database.
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I use the Collectorz.com book database software to manage my book collection. I hadn't updated the database for several months, but I had purchased some books recently and wanted to add those books to the database. When I opened the Book Collector program (version 16.4.3), it automatically opened the last book database I had open, which was one that I use to track books my wife and I have purchased as gifts for a friend who also enjoys reading, so I don't buy the same ones again in the future. But when I tried to find the database in which I store information for my own books, I couldn't find it. When I clicked on File and selected Open Database in the program and navigated to a folder where I thought that database was stored, the program didn't show the database at that location. When I navigated to that directory with the Windows File Explorer, I didn't see any files with a .bkc extension, which is the filename extension used by the Book Collector database program. Collectorz.com also provides comic, game, movie, and music database programs.
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Inside Book Collector, I clicked on Tools, Maintenance,
Update File Links, which showed me that the program was expecting
to find missing files in the
There was no
Listitemimages directory beneath the
Book Collector\Images directory on the network shared folder where
I had the book database, so I copied the
from the user folder, i.e., the
Coletor\Images\Listitemimages\ folder underneath that location.
I had already updated the location for image and template files by selecting
Tools, Optins, and changing the location for
User Templates Folder and then clicking on the Images
tab and modifying the values for Default Folder for Image Files and
Default Folder for Thumbnail Files to point to the
Templates and Images subdirectories on the shared network
location, so I closed Book Collector and reoopened it to see if that
would cause the missing images to now appear. They didn't, so I clicked
on Tools, Maintenance, and Update File Links
again. When the Update File Links window opened, I clicked on
the Update button. I saw a window stating "This will update 76 file
paths. Are you sure?" I clicked on Yes, but 0 files were updated,
so I highlighted all of the misssing files in the Update File Links
window by clicking on the top one, then scrolling to the bottom and clicking
on the bottom file while holding down the shift key. Then with all of the
files highlighted, I clicked on the Automatic button. A window opened
allowing me to browse to the
I created at the shared network folder location. I then clicked on
OK. I then saw the new location appear in the New Folder
column in the Update File Links window for most, but not all of
the files. E.g., there was nothing listed in the New Folder column
for files associated with languages. I then clicked on
the Update button. I was notified that "42 of the 76 files have
been updated." I clicked on OK then Close.
After closing and reopening Book Collector 9.0.6, I saw there was now a small image representing "hardback" and "paperback", depending on the book, but there was still a missing image for "English".
So I went through the same process as before for updating the file links.
Again, I browsed to the
Listitemimages directory. This time
Book Collector showed an entry under New Folder for most, but not all,
of the remaining missing files when I selected all of the files, browsed to
Listitemimages subdirectory and clicked on Automatic.
I clicked on Update and saw "This will update 34 file paths. Are
you sure?" I clicked on Yes and saw "26 files have been updated."
I clicked on OK and then Close. The image for English
I then went through the same Update File Links process as before. This time all but 2 of the missing files were found, though I was browsing to the exact location as before when Book Collector had not found them. When I clicked on Update this time, I was informed that 6 of the 8 missing files had been updated.
I then repeated the Update File Links process once more. This time the remaining two missing files were found. It's weird how Book Collector couldn't find them all in one pass, but required me to repeat the process multiple times, though each time I was browsing to the same location.
|Collectorz.com Movie Collector 9.0|
|Opening the database in Read-Only mode, because another user (Jane) on
computer "Tarzan" is currently using this database in Writable mode.
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Because Movie Collector thought the database was already in use it opened it in read-only mode.
The database was located on a shared network drive, but when I checked
the mentioned computer and all other computers on the
LAN, I did not find any running
Movie Collector. I found a
jane_movies.mvclck database file in the
same directory as the database
jane_movies. I opened that file
with Notepad and saw the following:
<lockinfo><writable><client pcname="TARZAN" name="Jane Doe" key="196876543211" username="Jane"/></writable><readonly/></lockinfo>
I closed Movie Collector and deleted the .mvclck file. I was then able to open the database with Movie Collector in write mode.
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