I currently have 3,539 media items in FTM. Yikes! I am sure that there are a lot of duplicates and I really want to get a handle on this because media is so important. I have researched but thought you might like to join me for this little, er, well, large adventure.
Step 1 is to sort all uncatagorized media into Categories.
- Go to Media Workspace.
- Under Groups select ‘By Media Category’.
- At the bottom of the list click ‘Uncategorized’.
- Select and move all media items to categories. You may need to create more categories like I did. Here a great video by Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com that explains this well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izsmvGR8jg8. Moving media from one category to another is not a quick process. Be sure to allow some time to complete this task. Suggestion: Have something else to do while waiting. Here is a bit more info from Ancestry although it is older (2010). It also covers renaming media file names: http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/06/28/family-tree-maker-how-do-i-do-that-part-2-media/.