Originally Posted by Chuck S
Your install looks fine for the files I see. If you did not grab or backup your data directory you can not rebuild those files as they no longer exist. You can run scan database in admin to rebuild thumbnails and it will delete photos it does not find but that maybe all your old files if you dont have the data folder.
Also you want to make sure in your data folder you have a numeric folder for every category you have with a thumbs medium and mini folder and all are set to 777 or you will need to delete your categories and recreate them or manually create these folders via ftp.
Well I am learning a lot now, huh? anyways....no I do not have backup of the data directory beyond what I thought was the correct one.....but you can bet I will from now on.
In my main data folder I do not have any other folders but these:
So for every category I would need to create a new folder with the correct numeric folder number and inside that folder I would need a medium and mini folder also?
What I am seeing is that if something was uploaded to say just their member's gallery then the image may be there, but if it had any category/album whatsoever then it is gone.
Also if I run the build thumbnails and it deletes all the the ones that don't match up then I would just have empty categories right? Then I could just delete those and then create new ones?
I am just trying to figure out the best way to go about this. Guess I should go make supper and think on this for a bit...need to feed the children....somehow they think they are starving