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Old 10 January 2018, 05:44 PM
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Default Organizing Folders for Dropbox and on iMac

Mind is going in circles and may be over-thinking:

I using ReunionTouch successfully with Reunion 11, but never got around to making sure pictures and other multimedia items were organized to sync with the family file on iPhone and iPad because I feared it would be too complicated, since my folders aren't organized precisely as recommended to use this feature. I'd like to set it up now to do it right with Reunion 12.

Because I have two separate large family files for my family and my husband's, I've always had my folders organized as follows on my computer to maintain the separation and make it simpler to find or add individual photos, depending on which family file I was working on AND which genealogy software I was using, as I was for a couple of years using both Reunion and (experimentally) Family Tree Maker:

On my iMac, I had files organized like this:
DOCUMENTS/GENEALOGY/REUNION
and
DOCUMENTS/GENEALOGY/FAMILY TREE MAKER

Both software packages found their relevant photos and other multimedia items in:

DOCUMENTS/GENEALOGY/GENEALOGY PICTURES/PICTURES-JCM (for my family file)
and
DOCUMENTS/GENEALOGY/GENEALOGY PICTURES/PICTURES-TBM (for my husband's family file)

Is it even possible to maintain that level of separation for my Reunion files using Reunion Touch, WITHIN one Dropbox folder? Could I have a folder sequence in Dropbox such as:

REUNION/REUNION FILES-JCM/ (then have my tree, and sub-folders for my photos, charts, etc.?

and

REUNION/REUNION FILES-TBM/ then have husband's tree, and sub-folders for his photos, charts, etc?

Or must I have all genealogy photos, co-mingled for both families, in one large folder?

What's the best way to deal with this?
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Old 10 January 2018, 06:04 PM
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Hi Judith,

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I using ReunionTouch successfully with Reunion 11, but never got around to making sure pictures and other multimedia items were organized to sync with the family file on iPhone and iPad ...
This isn't necessary. ReunionTouch doesn't make use of the original image files, it uses thumbnails that are stored inside of the family file itself. You don't need to put your multimedia in Dropbox in order to be able to access them in ReunionTouch.

Note that ReunionTouch only supports pictures and PDF files. Videos, audio files, etc. are not synced to ReunionTouch.

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Old 10 January 2018, 07:10 PM
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Oh right ... In all my circular thinking I make things more complicated. Still have a problem wrapping my mind around that! What a relief!

Thanks, Mark!
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