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DVD profiler in my documents
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantzarquon7
Registered: June 10, 2007
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I actually agree with Rifter on this, although not so vehemently. I've always tried to keep my C: drive on a small partition (10 gig or so) containing just the OS, and I never install software there. Programs that insist on placing a lot of data there tend to fill it up, and I start to get "disk space low" errors even though I have scores of gigabytes free on other drives.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantnolesrule
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You can configure My Documents to be any directory on any hard drive.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantthesoundguy
Registered: August 1, 2007
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Has anyone actually been able to relocate the settings directories (Layouts, Flags, Reports, etc.) from \My Documents\ ?

I can relocate my database, but all these settings directories keep getting created every time I open DVD Profiler back up.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributornorthbloke
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No, at the moment, those directories always go into "My Documents".
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRifter
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No, at the moment, those directories always go into "My Documents".



There is no particular advantage to doing that as far as I can tell.  There was no reason to change that behavior from the old version in my opinion.  It would be more efficient if all the pieces/parts were in one set of directories, and you could decide where it was most appropriate on your system to put it.
John

"Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice!" Senator Barry Goldwater, 1964
How's that 'Hope and Change' thing workin' for ya?
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantnuoyaxin
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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The main reason to change the behavior was, that it had been requested often.

The separation of program, user data and temporary data is good practice.
Achim [Ya-Shin//Nuo]
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantTakaikkuna
Registered: March 13, 2007
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In Vista programs should not write any data to Program Files folder, so separation of data and program is necessary.

I have moved Documents (it's not called My Documents anymore in Vista) to D drive so that backing up my data is more easy. C drive contains only programs.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRandyB999
Registered: July 29, 2007
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I have moved my data directory, but these empty directories in the My Documents folder really bug me. I wish the program could be changed so that those are created and stored along with the program. I hate to see things appear in My Documents that I did not put there.
Any chance the programer will fix this?


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No, at the moment, those directories always go into "My Documents".
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorWinston Smith
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Randy and others:

This, I think is one of those issues that you just have to accept. No matter what the programmer does, somebody is going to complain about it.

Skip
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRifter
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The main reason to change the behavior was, that it had been requested often.

The separation of program, user data and temporary data is good practice.


Yeah, twenty years ago when hard drives were small and still unreliable it made sense.  I always set my customers up with data files on a different drive for that reason.  But today, with huge drives that have an MTBF exceeding 100,000 hours (that's over 11 years of continuous operation, btw) there is no advantage to doing that.
John

"Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice!" Senator Barry Goldwater, 1964
How's that 'Hope and Change' thing workin' for ya?
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorapltm
Registered: May 11, 2007
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As I have stated some time ago in this thread:
In my case I have a sub-directory under "My Documents" for all film and television related stuff. I've moved the DVD profiler database to a directory there, but the original directories are still being auto-created under "My Documents".

It would be very nice to have the option, at installation and / or somewhere under options, to be able to control where the DVD Profiler files are stored (whether under "My Documents" or somewhere else, depending on backup or other needs).
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorKulju
Registered: March 14, 2007
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Yeah, twenty years ago when hard drives were small and still unreliable it made sense.  I always set my customers up with data files on a different drive for that reason.  But today, with huge drives that have an MTBF exceeding 100,000 hours (that's over 11 years of continuous operation, btw) there is no advantage to doing that.


You don't work with computers I think (hope). Anybody whot gets their daily food on the table working with these damn things knows that in 24/7 use moderns pata/sata drives last probably 3 years, usually less unfortunately.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRifter
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Quoting Rifter:
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Yeah, twenty years ago when hard drives were small and still unreliable it made sense.  I always set my customers up with data files on a different drive for that reason.  But today, with huge drives that have an MTBF exceeding 100,000 hours (that's over 11 years of continuous operation, btw) there is no advantage to doing that.


You don't work with computers I think (hope). Anybody whot gets their daily food on the table working with these damn things knows that in 24/7 use moderns pata/sata drives last probably 3 years, usually less unfortunately.


If you think the latest drives only last 3 years, then you are not doing proper system maintenance on them and the software they contain.  I will grant that most people don't expect drives to last 11 years, but in most cases, they never get a chance to find out, because most people don't run the same computer for more than a couple of years.  They either get a whole new machine, or swap them out for larger capacity via upgrading.  I've got a rather large box of drives that are still perfectly good but considered obsolete for no other reason than they are considered too small for today's PC.  I use them in PCs I build for youngsters for their first PC.  In any case, the PC I am using to write this has two drives that are 4.5 and 5 years old, and one that is 2 years old, and it never gets shut off unless the power goes down.
John

"Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice!" Senator Barry Goldwater, 1964
How's that 'Hope and Change' thing workin' for ya?
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantthesoundguy
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Ok....  more and more people on here would like the option to have the DVD Profiler directory at a location of their choice.  You would think they would consider this option...

In my situation...  I am a HUGE neat freak, and I have My Documents sorted into folders.  I have a Catalog directory where I store all my catalog databases.  I would like to be able to store DVD Profiler to this directory for a neat directory structure.

It is not too much to ask for...
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantthesoundguy
Registered: August 1, 2007
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Quoting skipnet50:
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Randy and others:

This, I think is one of those issues that you just have to accept. No matter what the programmer does, somebody is going to complain about it.

Skip


Hey Skip...  are you involved with Invelos or the forum directly, or just saying this as a personal opinion?

I am a very organized individual, and I would like to store my DVD database in an organized subdirectory called Catalogs in my \My Documents\ directory.  I think the company should allow their customers the right to choose where they want to store this data...  If you want to abide by all these good practices of not having the files stored in \AppData\ or the \Program Files\ directories....  program your code to not allow users to enter that....
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantbayork
Registered: March 14, 2007
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It's been a while since any activity or posts have been thrown at this particular feature request.

I would also like to be able to define where all files are located.  Until the files were moved out from the DVDProfiler folder structure where the executable was installed, I kept my DVDProfiler instance on a portable USB Drive. Doing this made it possible to use DVDProfiler at home, at work, or even at a friend's home....anywhere I had access to a USB port.

Did I miss any mention of movement on this feature request......?
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