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OriginalGriff3-May-19 4:58
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Herself likes doing jigsaw puzzles on her tablet, which means that I get regular requests for "More pictures" for her to do (she gets through a couple of dozen a week). And I find 'em, trim 'em to square, and save 'em to the NAS. She opens her puzzle app, uses ES file explorer to find a picture she fancies, and off she goes.

Except ... ES has been getting flakier and flakier for a couple of months, I suspect it's updates that don't work well with her version of Android. Until last night when it refused to open any files at all.
So I look, and the puzzle program has an file option "Dropbox". Ah ... that'll do - I'll set up her an account, share it with me so I can add the pictures, and everything will be fine. Quick test that she can see a file I loaded (but not actually opening as I don't want to destroy her existing puzzle).
So I do, and copy all 2,500 odd existing pictures over.

Only to find that Dropbox doesn't preserve the windows file create times, so she won't be able to find the latest ones. OK ... I'll write a quick app to copy the files to dropbox, appending a sequence number so she can tell which are newer.
The Dropbox .NET API looks easy enough ... except for OAuth2, which I've not used before, but I find a way round that. Create a DB, test and off we go: files copied across.

She comes home, finishes her puzzle, and I show her how to open it via dropbox. It works! Right up to the point where the stupid app is supposed to use it as a jigsaw ... :swearwords:

So now I'm on plan C, or possibly D, I'm not sure.
Copy everything from the NAS onto her tablet and use Android's "gallery", possibly the worst file selection app since "DIR C:" ...

Damnit, this is going to run and run ...
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Never throw anything away, Griff
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