Hi darktable gurus,
I’ve been banging my head against this for about a week and could use some help. I’m hoping it’s something obvious.
I’m one of the people with a darktable workflow based around folders, not film rolls, so I use the folders option in collect Images to work through my photos.
For about a week now, folders has been displaying only a small fraction of my photos. Whole folders are missing, and the folders that do display contain only some of their photos. Yet, if I search by tag or hunt through for the appropriate film roll, I can still find all of the missing photos. They’re all still in the darktable database, just not displaying in the folders view. It seems to be only the last few film rolls from 2020 that are showing up in my 2020 folder.
I can’t figure out what I’ve done to cause this. Have I accidentally pressed some quick key? I’ve tried a reset parameters in collect images and in recently used collections. The lighttable view is set to “all”. I’ve gone into settings and turned off “enable timeline” in case the new timeline feature was causing this. I’ve been through the collect images part of the darktable manual but don’t see anything relevant to this.
Now I’m stumped and wondering if I have to delete and rebuild my darktable database, but it’s about 150,000 images so I don’t want to waste that time if I don’t have to.
Any ideas? Thanks for your time.
The screenshots below show my folders view in darktable, and the relevant folders on my computer (all of which are in daraktable but most are not displaying in the folders option).