Application Data Folder

Application Data Folder

Postby BArnold » Mon May 30, 2016 1:02 am

I know v8.5 is nearing release but I have a feature question.

It sure would be nice and convenient if one could define file locations like we can in other software. In other word, a location in "Options" where a directory path can be defined. I use Dropbox to store data files and other information in common locations so I can access them from each of my three computers: shop PC, laptop, and home office PC. This would be especially useful for the tool database but also great for anything in the Application Data Folder.
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Re: Application Data Folder

Postby Zcases » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:16 pm

bringing up an old post sorry but found it in my search - I'd like to add a big +1 for this! I use multiple PC's and having the tool database and post processor in a common dropbox would be a big benefit for me too....................

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Re: Application Data Folder

Postby Adrian » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:43 pm

Databases and dropbox don't tend to play well together as accessing while updates are in progress can mess things up. Not so much of a problem with the post processors but if you share the database you have to be certain that it's only open one at a time and it's fully updated before being opened on the other machine. At least that was the way it way the last time I did it in V6.

To set up for sharing via Dropbox/OneDrive/SkyDrive etc you need to use symbolic links to link the files up.
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Re: Application Data Folder

Postby Zcases » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:04 am

Interesting, Adrian, so at least I understand it "can" be done. How can I learn more about these "symbolic links" you mention? I can accept the weaknesses you refer to and would definitely want to pursue making this work, if anyone can help explain. Thanks!
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Re: Application Data Folder

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