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[SOLVED] Root.Content.Photos tab 'forgets' contents after Search for new Files


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18 August 2011 at 2:13am Community Member, 56 Posts


a very strange problem occured to me this morning. I have a simple site, which is extended in the CMS with a tab called 'Photos'. Here I can select new photo's that should be connected to the current page (the template will load them at a specific point).
Now this all works fine, untill you go to the 'Files & Photos' main tab and click 'Search for new files'.
When doing that and then returning to the page where I just added the photos, none of them is shown in the selectionform (both selected and non-selected). In the database, the table connecting files with pages is just as before, just fine.

Is this a known issue, with a solution? Any help would be highly appreceated.

Friendly regards,


18 August 2011 at 3:05am Community Member, 56 Posts


I notice that after uploading a new photo using the photo's tab I created for the Page, two lines appear in the File table inside mySQL database. One containing all file info, the other more some kind of reference with filenames like new-articlephoto. The last one gets (of course) deleted when searching new files. So the problem would be solved if the button 'Search for new files' would not delete non-excisting files. Question: how to?



18 August 2011 at 3:09am Community Member, 56 Posts

Solved, I had to change the extension of a class to DataObject instead of Image. This solved the problem.