EDIT- DIM related missing new purchase Genesis M5 issue solved after many more hours. I leave the call for help post just in case others have the same issue.
Turns out the DIM version I installed created a My Daz 3D Libray folder in User/Public, but installed the ACTUAL files into User/Name/My Daz 3D Library. No wonder adding CDM>new My Daz 3D Library directory did nothing. Previous DIM was a schizo robot indeed.
I updated DIM after the last post. I then uninstalled everything DIM installed. DIM then tells me Michael 5 files = new updates. Seems like they fixed some M5 issues. I redownloaded M5 files, then reinstalled all uninstalled files to a fresh new empty drive/folder. Went back to CDM>add new directory. M5 is now added to Smart Content. So the issue is solved.
Meanwhile I am still a bit concerned about the mis-installed User/Name/My Daz 3D Library. It is still sitting there with all the previous files after DIM uninstalled. Should I delete this library manually from Explorer? Will it break things?
Thanks for any advice.
My sys = 126.96.36.199 Pro. Very stable and clean Win64. Appreciate any help.
I bought Daz and Genesis starters + some products a year earlier. No problem. Everything is where they should be.
I also learned that content always get installed to C:\Users\MyName\Documents\DAZ 3D\Studio\My Library. Nothing will break if I don’t touch anything inside My Library.
A month ago I use DIM to install Michael 5 + other newly purchased official products. To play safe I obediently installed DIM with its own default content install path. Then use DIM to install my new purchases. Problems start.
Most products show up in Daz format. Michael 5 appears only in Content Library > Products > M. No icon, just labels. M5 simply refuse to show up under the usual
- My Library > People > Genesis > Characters
- Smart Content > Figures > People > Male
- Categories > Figures > People > Male
I scoured the net and Daz forums, CDM add directory, reset, reimport, etc. No avail.
On further check, DIM claims Michael5 and his related files are installed into C:/Users/Public/Documents/My DAZ 3D Library. No such folder exist there however. Also, from installation video I understood it should be C:\Users\Public\Documents\DAZ 3D\My DAZ 3D Library.
It seems I have a install path corruption issue.
In Window Explorer I found My Daz 3D Library under C:\Users\MyName\Documents\My DAZ 3D Library. Yes M5 files are there indeed.
My questions now:
1. Should I manually move My DAZ 3D Library from C:\Users\MyName\Documents and drop it into C:/Users/Public/Document? (then from Content Library Pane, and CDM add directory)
2. Should I leave My DAZ 3D Library in Users/MyName/Documents, and CDM add directory?
3. Should I reinstall DIM and ensure this time it sticks to the right directory then CDM/add directory? I just upgraded DIM to latest a moment ago btw.
It seems Daz wants everything in the future to go into Users/Public for easier upgrade, am I right?
Thanks in advance.