Scene view memory

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Lucien
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Scene view memory

Postby Lucien » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:58 pm

Hi,
I just replaced my hard drive and reinstall everything.
All my racks works except the association of the scenes view with the scenes.
Where the association is stored?
I built a lot of racks, should I again scene by scene to re-associate the lyrics of my songs?
Thank you for your help.

Lucien

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Re: Scene view memory

Postby Dirk Offringa » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:13 pm

The absolute path to the scene background pic's (if it's what you mean) is stored in the .rcf file on a per-scene basis. So you should restore them in the same location.

Dirk
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Re: Scene view memory

Postby Lucien » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:44 am

Hi Dirk.
Thank you for the answer.
I understand why Forte cannot find my pictures.
I installed windows with a different name, and it's too late to change ...

Before: C/User/Name1/Pictures
Now: C/User/Name2/Pictures

Y is there a solution to retrieve the association?
Thank's
Lucien

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Re: Scene view memory

Postby Dirk Offringa » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:09 am

That's exactly why I NEVER EVER use "my documents" to store stuff. That is a misconception, I have been locked out of my data more than once that way. Store stuff on another partition with another drive letter, so you're not stuck to the locked "my documents" location. On my systems, "my documents " is like the last stop before the recycle bin, nothing more! Unless your PC is in an office where coworkers have acces to your workstation, this default location is to be avoided at all costs.

I think that there's a possibility to create an alias in you path environment variables (not sure, didn't check, but if you can't do it there, there surely is a way to create a symlink somewhere, depends on your OS), but you can also (probably a better solution) open your rack file in an xml editor and do a search and replace (search "C/User/Name1/Pictures" replace by "C/User/Name2/Pictures" (think about what I said above: prefer a folder on anything but the C: drive)

BTW the correct syntax for local file paths is "drive:\folder\file" (use backslashes)

Good editors are Notepad++ and XML-Wrench (the latter being very helpful to fix corrupt files). Work on a copy of the original rack!

Dirk

PS I suppose you DID try the obvious quick and dirty solution: browse to the "users" folder, create a new folder named "Name1" and move your "Pictures" folder there? I would not recommend it, but well, why not.... You don't need to create an account to create folders in that directory!
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Re: Scene view memory

Postby Burtan » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:24 pm

You can change the location of your documents folders, at least in Win7. I'm currently on Ubuntu, thus I cannot tell you exactly how, but I think there was a tab in the right click menu when clicking on documents.

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Re: Scene view memory

Postby Lucien » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:30 am

In Windows, you cannot change the name of “my documents”, May Dirk was right.
In my haste, I did not even think about making a new folder with the old name ....
I just tried, Forte found my pictures. (Thank you very much Dirk)
I tried to open my file .rcf of Forte with Notepad++.
I find the assignment of each pictures but not the file allocation in general.
So, the new folder with the old name fits me very well.
Lucien

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Re: Scene view memory

Postby Dirk Offringa » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:25 am

Life would be much easier if I had the source code.


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