If Portfolio fails to add a file (perhaps because it matches a nominated exclusion string) the only information you get at the time is that 1 is added to the 'ignored' count on the Cataloguing dialog.
In v5 there is no method to log exclusions.
New in v6 are the options (accessed via the client's Edit -> Preferences) to "Report cataloging errors" and "Log cataloging errors to file" (see manual page 21). The information recorded is fairly simple. Information (on Windows) is logged to a 'Logs' subfolder of the Portfolio application folder as a text (TXT) file. On Mac the data is stored in the app folder itself. The filename format is [cataloguename].log.txt. Here is some specimen output, the catalogue has been set to exclude filenames ending in '.txt' and a text file and an image have been added:
data, 13/02/2003 14:19, 2 files to process
report.txt, C:\My Documents\LogTest\, ignored
data, cataloging completed 13/02/2003 14:19, total 2 of 2 examined
When adding large number of files it is worth making a manual note of the expected number of files Portfolio should add. Any discrepancy between this number and that which Portfolio reports on completion of the run can help you track down the 'missing' files.
Question: Does Portfolio log failures during 'Add Files' process? [FAQ00080.htm]
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