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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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OK - we're talking about a spousal unit here and our reasoning mechanism may not apply - but how many time would she do the same puzzle? Why not just keep some sensible number on the tablet and be done with it.
OK - that's how I/we might think of it - but who knows, you might get lucky.*
Flooding from Sandy made that a lot easier for me as it was done for me by the Atlantic and I lived for nine months in a house with a major save-everything problem. Still hard, but not so hard as it used to be. Even empty containers that I absolutely know I'll need.
Isympathise, about a year ago Harvey hit Houston and it flooded my home andf office. I lost everything, but my sob in law salvaged my hard drive, so my files were intact, but I lost my diplomas and certificates and am just now getting them replaced. I was able to get s new copy of my distinguished member certificate from The Society of Petroleum Engineers and yesterday my Professional Engineer registration was finally completed.
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