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 Customizing the location of user modules 
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Post Customizing the location of user modules
Hi Costas,

You require all user modules to be saved under c:\Documents and Settings\.... folder for Windows XP. Is it possible for you to consider allowing this to be saved in another place.

I always partition my hard drive into 2 logical drives. Programs are installed on the C, the data on the D. I ghost C drive and if something messes up I quickly restore from the image file instead of trying to waste my time on troubleshooting the problem. This way I don't lose any data. If I forget to backup from the default place on the C drive and I have this kind of situation I will loose all my recent notes and studies. So I was trying to put my notes on D drive but I get a message that this is not possible.

Mari


Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:03 pm
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
Hi, the information of how to do this is contained in the Help Manual, under the section toward the end "Working directly with the config.ini file"

Quote:
extra.paths=[list of paths separated by ;]
Add one or more extra paths in which theWord should look for modules. Example:
extra.paths=c:\my modules; h:\personal\files

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Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:10 pm
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
Jon,

I tried putting the path in config.ini but it doesn't seem to work. What am I doing wrong. Here how the beginning of config.ini looks after I put that line in the general section.

[general]
ver.3=1
font.greek.name=Gentium
font.hebrew.name=Cardo
xrefs.selected.set=my.xrefs.twm-xrefs
dbv.strongs.dct=mickelson-strong.dct
vol.default=net
extra.paths=E:\TheWord\MariNotesAndStudy

I restarted The Word. When I try to create a new module and save to that location, I still get the same error telling me I can't save outside the default folder. Also if I manually put a copy of my subject study there, it can not see in the interface.

Mari


Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:54 pm
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
Hi

I think you probably need to create the folder?

E:\TheWord\MariNotesAndStudy

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Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:15 pm
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
Jon, I already created the folder. That's not the issue.

Mari


Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:39 pm
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
Hi, I got it working OK. But I also got it to fail. It appears to perhaps be the folder name is not allowed?

@Costas can you help on this

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Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:22 pm
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
Sure; i am not sure what the question is


Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:49 pm
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
Hi,


E:\TheWord\MariNotesAndStudy


If you setup this path and then try to create a new user module, the location is denied

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Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:56 pm
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
I tried it and seem to work; strange


Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:14 am
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
Hi Costas,

Can you try it when you add a second location to the config.ini file.

I tried this myself, and the first path I did just had one level d:\twmodules
Then I tried appending (separated by ; and space ) "d:\TheWord\MariNotesAndStudy", and I found I could not save in either location. I had to change the location names and restart TW to once again be able to save a new module in d:\twmodules

Could the issue be that TW expects to find modules at the above locations, when TW starts? (well you know the logic there?)
Is it because the folder is called "TheWord"?

Whatever it is that is wrong is quite frustrating, especially if it is an inexperienced users first attempt at editing the config.ini file.

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Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:31 am
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
Got it, fixed.
Will fail if more than one defined. Use another supported var for now (e.g. 'module.root.paths')
Costas


Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:30 am
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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
csterg wrote:
Got it, fixed.
Will fail if more than one defined. Use another supported var for now (e.g. 'module.root.paths')
Costas


So you are saying to use

Code:
module.root.paths=E:\TheWord\MariNotesAndStudy


until you have the next release of theWord. Then go back to using,
Code:
extra.paths=E:\TheWord\MariNotesAndStudy

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Post Re: Customizing the location of user modules
The extra.paths will only break if you have more than one paths (separated with ;).
So this is a temporary solution, yes


Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:28 pm
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Post Save location for my notes
I have been reading this post but am a little confused.
I did find the config.ini file, but can not find any reference to file locations.

I wish to change the default file location for "Personal Files Folder". However, this path while found under help about, is not in the config file.

Do I need to add a new line to the config file then? And what would that line be? I wish to save to the path "D:\Documents\The Word\Personal Files Folder"

Any help is appreciated.
-Frank


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Post Re: Save location for my notes
franky7 wrote:
Do I need to add a new line to the config file then? And what would that line be? I wish to save to the path "D:\Documents\The Word\Personal Files Folder"

Any help is appreciated.
-Frank

Yes.
Open the config.ini (tw must be closed), and at the second line (below the [general] line) add:
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extra.paths=D:\Documents\The Word\Personal Files Folder

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