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#1 MelissaBo13

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm about ready to tear my hair out. I bought several styles from Scrap Girls, and tried to install them. They all installed fine except for one. Here's the problem: If I don't create my own metadata file, it installs fine, and creates a new category as the name of the style. But I have a lot of styles so I've created my own category list. When I create a metadata file to add this style to my own category, the style simply disappears. It's not in the category I've told it to go into, and it's not its own category. I've tried doing it both manually (and yes, I've erased the media and thumbs databases) and using Add-o-Matic.

I don't get it! When I look in the layer styles folder, it's there. My metadata file is also there. All the other styles I bought are cooperating, and are in the categories I've designated. So why isn't it showing up?

Oh, I've also tried re-downloading to a different location from a different browser, just to make sure I didn't get a bad download. Still didn't work. ARGH!!

Can anyone help?

Thank you!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:32 PM

If you are using Add-O-Matic, you shouldn't have to delete the mediadatabase. You only need to do that if you're adding actions.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:38 PM

Hi Gayle, I don't delete the db3 files when I'm using the add-o-matic. I just did that when add-o-matic wasn't working and I tried installing it manually.

BTW I'm using PSE 9 in that helps.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:47 PM

Hmmmm, I used to categorize my styles back when I used PSE 7 and Windows XP, but that was a long time ago. Since I switched to PSE 9 and Windows 7 I stopped categorizing them. I just use Add-O-Matic to install them, and I don't bother with categorizing any more. Sorry I'm not much help - I'm just really curious as to why one in particular is disappearing, especially if the others are ok. Could you tell us specifically which style is disappearing?

Hopefully someone else will be along who will have some helpful info for you...

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

Hi Teecee, it's Teal Zeal Velvet that's causing the problem.

You stopped categorizing? How many styles do you have? I have over 200 so it would be a brutally long list.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:03 AM

Hmmm, I just can't imagine why you are having so much trouble with that one in particular.

Yes, I stopped categorizing when I switched from PSE 7 to PSE 9. I have approximately 115 installed, and the list is long, but I just scroll to what I want.

Hoping someone will come along with some help for you soon.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:26 AM

The same happened to me, the reason was I had one letter wrong in the the metafile. I suppose you've already duoble checked, but that's the only thing I come to think about.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:49 AM

Thank you everyone for trying to help. I just figured it out. I just noticed that when I created the metadata file, it was saving as a txt document instead of an xml file. Once I saved as an xml it worked fine.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:59 PM

Thank you everyone for trying to help. I just figured it out. I just noticed that when I created the metadata file, it was saving as a txt document instead of an xml file. Once I saved as an xml it worked fine.


Happy to hear you got it to work! :)




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