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File path multimedia files folder options

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#1 rdhull50


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:06 AM

It would be nice to set relative file paths so that when a RootsMagic file is moved, such as to a flash drive or different file structure you don't have to reset the folder options. This would be especially useful for the MultiMedia files since changing the file path breaks the links. You could perhaps add an option in the Program Options - Folders for a "Master file location". You would set this to the parent folder for all RootsMagic files such as: "C:\Users\{username}\documents\RootsMagic" and then set all of the folders to a relative path under that parent folder such as: ".\data", ".\bak", ".\multiMedia, ".\Reports", ".\GedCom". (If you wanted to enter a full file path, you still could such as: "C:\Users\{username}\Pictures\???" if you wanted to set that for the multimedia files.) Then when you move RootsMagic Data, you would just have to reset this Master File location. I presume you would need to do a little work on how the MultiMedia links work so that they could use relative file paths.

#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:33 AM

Confirming this is on the enhancement request list.