How-to: Change Default Spaces Directory w/o "Spaces" Folder

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How-to: Change Default Spaces Directory w/o "Spaces" Folder

Postby Kenneth » 14 Jan 2016, 17:31

In general, the default "Spaces" location can be changed via the client. However, TeamDrive will automatically create a new "Spaces" folder in this location. This post is to explain how to change the Spaces path without a new "Spaces" folder being created.

Simply put, to change the Spaces directory without a new "Spaces" folder being created you need to enter the absolute path directly into the 'teamdrive.settings' file.

The 'teamdrive.settings' file is located in the default location of the TeamDrive database (data directory). Even if the TeamDrive database location has been changed, the 'teamdrive.settings' file will still be in the original location (it will not be moved along with database).

To locate the database on:

Open Windows Explorer > Enter "%appdata%" > Open the folder "TeamDrive3"

Open Finder > Click on the house icon (the home directory) > Press CMD (apple key) + CTRL + G (or select "Go" > "Go to Folder..." from the menu) > Go to folder ".teamdrive"

The database is located in "/home/*username*/.teamdrive"
You can also get to the home directory be entering "$HOME"

Once you have found the 'teamdrive.settings' file, please do the following:

- Quit TeamDrive
- Open the "teamdrive.settings" file with a text editor.
- In the section '[Settings]' enter the absolute path of the new Spaces directory. Please be aware that the absolute path should be entered using Unix-style slashes (e.g. '/').
- The absolute path should be enter where you see "spaces-path=". If this entry is not already in the '[Settings]' section, add it while defining the absolute path.
- Here is an example of an absolute path for a Windows machine, "spaces-path=C:/Users/*User*/Documents/*NewSpacesDirectory*/"
- Save your changes, close the file and start TeamDrive.
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