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    Anton Ziegler

    Could you please explain the following sentences in more detail?

    "Please Note: All photos/videos from the Parent Folder will only be imported and analyzed. They will NOT be copied into Monument as an additional backup."

    Normally importing means, it will be copied to the device. So how does it work differently?

    Will the folder remain on the drive after the import and the library just references to it? So if you would remove the folder from the drive after the import, the photos would be gone again?

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    Clayton Heathcock

     I cannot find where to eject the primary hard drive, either using the Mac desktop app or the iPad app.

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    Eric

    After you select the drive under Settings>USB Drives, you will see the option.

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    Hunter

    @Heathcock

    Here's how you can eject your primary hard drive: https://help.getmonument.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001607053-Remove-or-Eject-Drives

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    Lynn Pattison

    Can I keep adding more photos to the same new folder I created on the hard drive?

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    Hunter

    @LynnPattison

    That's correct! After adding new photos/videos to the hard drive, please do the following:

    • Settings --> USB Drives --> Select Primary Drive
    • Click "Rescan"
    • New photos/videos will be imported into the Monument App

    (As always, do not delete the contents of this folder after importing).

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    Chris Kilroy

    To rescan a 4 terabyte drive after adding a folder does it have to take as long as it did the first time to rescan everything?

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    Hunter

    @ChrisKilroy

    Hi Chris! Monument does not take as long to rescan the content - it quickly goes over the files and checks for only newly added content in the folder.

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    King Pi

    Hi Monument team,

    "Only a single folder can be selected to import" is for each user or entire Monument device?

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    Hunter

    @KingPi

    Great question! This is for the entire Monument device (only one user can add an existing folder). We have plans to change this in the future.

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    King Pi

    @Hunter
    Thanks for the plan of change. Appreciate it!

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    James Poulson (Edited )

    The procedure has changed.

    In Part 2 it's Settings > USB Drives.

    Then click a USB storage device and choose any directory to import.




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    Hunter

    @JamesPoulson

    Settings > USB Drives is for Android (we are changing it so it's the same as iOS, Settings > Hard Drives). Either way, the step is the same.

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    Alison Christie-Upton (Edited )

    Could you answer the 1st question -

    "Please Note: All photos/videos from the Parent Folder will only be imported and analyzed. They will NOT be copied into Monument as an additional backup."

    Will the folder remain on the drive after the import and the library just references to it? So if you would remove the folder from the drive after the import, the photos would be gone again?

    And will Monument allow 2 folders to be on the HDD so that different users can have different imports?

    Thanks.

     

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    Hunter

    @AlisonChristie-Upton

    That's correct, the folder will remain on the hard drive after the content is imported. New content can be added to this folder and then rescanned in the app.

    Monument references this folder, which is why it cannot be removed from the hard drive. If it is then the content will not be accessible through the app (share, download, edit information, etc.).

    As the content is already on the hard drive, Monument does not create a copy to place inside the Monument folder on the hard drive.

    Currently, only a single folder can be added, but we have future plans to allow for multiple folder selection :)

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    James Poulson

    Will identification of faces carry over if you share though?

    It does not look it.

    Perhaps a rethink about how information is attached to each user could remedy this.

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    James Poulson

    Also, how about just the one import folder with user subfolders?

    It would make things tidier, and I can imagine it would otherwise lead to mess if you could import folders from just anywhere.

    An option to copy or transfer photos into the folders Monument uses otherwise would be great.

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