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FS#656 - Data should not be in programs directory

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Leo Potjewijd (LeoP) - Sunday, 29 July 2012, 12:14 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Friday, 11 October 2013, 17:09 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System Windows (All)
Severity Very Low
Priority Low
Reported Version 3.0.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


QCAD2 offered the user to specify in the program settings where these directories should be/go, and took the first one in each list as default; QCAD3 only offers to enter auxiliary library and template directories and has no provisions for defaults.

All associated data (scipts, templates, libraries, patterns, fonts) is stored under the program directory, exactly where it should not be. Windows 7 and higher default prevent modifying the programs directory by redirecting the writes.
An extra user-input during the Windows install process would be in order.

QCAD3 should offer the user to specify any and all data directories involved (including the auto save), and make it possible to specify a default for each.
This list could be initialised with the installation defaults, or default to the installation directories when empty.

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Friday, 11 October 2013, 17:09 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  Out of scope
Comment by Leo Potjewijd (LeoP) - Sunday, 29 July 2012, 12:18 GMT+2

See also http://www.ribbonsoft.com/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2107 (sorry, don't know how else to link to forum messages)