Okay, this is just plain weird.
Most of my Genesis content is from DAZ, since they are the main place to get Genesis content. But there are some vendors at Rendo that support Genesis, and there are some Genesis freebies. I’ve picked up a few of them in the past year, and installed them.
Well, all of my runtimes—and that includes the Genesis ‘My Library’ are on an external drive. The Studio program of course gets installed in the Applications folder on the internal hard drive.
Well, I did the upgrade to 4.5. The Genesis essentials content I installed on my Desktop and moved it into the Genesis runtimes on the external. I found it a bit odd that while quite a bit of it just overwrote the older copies, quite a few of the data files didn’t overwrite anything.
Well, like I said, I launched the program and hardly any of my characters would load and I got a mess of missing file alerts. Some of them gave the the missing file alerts and then loaded anyway.
After reinstalling all the Genesis character content (morph packs, etc) from DAZ most of that went away, but when I loaded some of the stuff from Rendo I still got the missing file alerts—even though it did load.
So, okay, obviously I needed to reinstall that too.
Well I spent a couple of hours doing that yesterday evening, and what do you suppose I found?
I found that *all* of the files of *all* of those products that had data files that belonged in the data/DAZ3D/Genesis/Base/Morphs folder were missing. Now, some of the freebies consist of nothing *but* those data files. And I know that I had installed them when I got them. But they were nowhere in sight now.
Evidently, 4.5 *removed* all of the previous data files from the Genesis/Morphs folder when I installed it, even though they were on a different hard drive. Nothing of the upgrade got installed to the content hard drive.
I *think* those are the only MiAs. I’ve had no trouble loading hair or clothing, althoug I may trip over something later. But, c’mon! Removing all the data files?!