Running FTM 2012 on Windows 7 64 bit 16gb memory and anxiously awaiting the release of my pre-ordered FTM 2014. Lots of compacting but still failed syncs, exports, reports and crashed application with references to memory problems.
In the interim I merged two trees, let's call them A1 and B1 and after the merge I renamed the resulting 20,000 person tree A1B1. All the expected 16,000 media showed in the statistical box, and appeared in the new A1B1 folder so, my bad, I deleted the old media folders but failed to check for missing media in A1B1 (as I have copies of all data and media saved elsevhere). When I did check it showed all 16,000 as missing, although the statistical count remains and the thumbnails are still there.
Ultimately realized that checking missing media creates an empty A1 media folder (tried it a couple of times to double check my senility). Then noted all the media thumbnails show the media location as the A1 folder. When I copied all the media from A1B1 to A1 I no longer had missing media as far as FTM was concerned. However I don't want a name disconnect between the tree data and the tree media.
Using Find Missing Media crashes FTM unless I do it in very small increments which will take forever. Does anyone have any other suggestions how I can get FTM to look in the correct media folder? Thank you.