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I installed a new hard drive and a new copy of Win 10 and Chief and have a new folder (short cut) I've never seen called Documents>Files on My Computer>Chief Architect Premier X13 Data.

 

When in preferences it doesn't show that folder/short cut and seems to point the proper data folder but was curious as I've never seen that before.

 

I also find this preference in the last pic a bit strange - pointing to DropBox>Chief Architect Premier X13 Data

 

Thanks

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It appears perhaps that My Documents is actually in Dropbox, not on on your Physical HDD ( NVME) similar to how iCloud works on a Mac.

 

I think when you installed Dropbox you agreed to the Dropbox install defaults which Includes Folders like My Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos etc,

which is not ideal and can cause Issues with Chief trying to update Files etc that DB is syncing.

 

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On 12/10/2021 at 1:45 AM, Kbird1 said:

It appears perhaps that My Documents is actually in Dropbox, not on on your Physical HDD ( NVME) similar to how iCloud works on a Mac.

 

I think when you installed Dropbox you agreed to the Dropbox install defaults which Includes Folders like My Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos etc,

which is not ideal and can cause Issues with Chief trying to update Files etc that DB is syncing.

 

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I have the same issue with CA x13 using a file path for MY DOCUMENTS FOLDER linked to a Dropbox Backup folder. I have sinced turned this setting off in Dropbox...How do I change the file path to a separate folder in CA ?

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34 minutes ago, gravattedesign said:

I have the same issue with CA x13 using a file path for MY DOCUMENTS FOLDER linked to a Dropbox Backup folder. I have sinced turned this setting off in Dropbox...How do I change the file path to a separate folder in CA ?

21-1211-CHIEF ISSUES-my documents folder-posted.jpg

 

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/configuration-of-the-my-documents-folder-dfd9a90d-8f80-18d6-e7cc-f1566fc3b10b

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You can specify thru Preferences where you Data Folder is stored as well if needed , which is normally in My Documents but doesn't need to be , moving it is one way to get Chief Files out off Dropbox. As you can see I also specify the Temp and Undo folders myself onto my fastest Drive (NVME)

 

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Also see the second part of this KB article.....

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00348/changing-the-installation-location.html

 

Moving Windows 10/11 Library Locations , My Docs , Pictures etc is also relatively painless...

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74952-move-location-documents-folder-windows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74942-move-location-pictures-folder-windows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74955-move-location-videos-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

KB

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On 12/11/2021 at 10:14 AM, Kbird1 said:

You can specify thru Preferences where you Data Folder is stored as well if needed , which is normally in My Documents but doesn't need to be , moving it is one way to get Chief Files out off Dropbox. As you can see I also specify the Temp and Undo folders myself onto my fastest Drive (NVME)

 

image.thumb.png.f8c6bb40ae27214f38519584183e5b24.png

 

 

Also see the second part of this KB article.....

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00348/changing-the-installation-location.html

 

Moving Windows 10/11 Library Locations , My Docs , Pictures etc is also relatively painless...

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74952-move-location-documents-folder-windows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74942-move-location-pictures-folder-windows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74955-move-location-videos-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

KB

Curious why you would have "Temp and Undo folders myself onto my fastest Drive (NVME)" C: drive, but the data folder on what might we assume is the slower A: drive?

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1 hour ago, HumbleChief said:

Curious why you would have "Temp and Undo folders myself onto my fastest Drive (NVME)" C: drive, but the data folder on what might we assume is the slower A: drive?

 

In my Case A:/ is also a NVME Drive ( Patriot Viper) which I use for My Docs ( now 230GB on it's own),plus my Chief Downloads and backups now. Originally I did it as C:\ was too small, so I used win10s ability to move system folders/Libraries off the original smaller 500GB C:\ , but found it helped when a bad win10 update failed and I had to reinstall Win10, I just pointed My Docs back to A:\ and everything was there again, no lost Data.

At one Point I didn't have Chief installed on C:/ either but I found library updates didn't always work properly and a fe other strange issues so ended up moving Chief back to C:\

 

M.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Kbird1 said:

 

In my Case A:/ is also a NVME Drive ( Patriot Viper) which I use for My Docs ( now 230GB on it's own),plus my Chief Downloads and backups now. Originally I did it as C:\ was too small, so I used win10s ability to move system folders/Libraries off the original smaller 500GB C:\ , but found it helped when a bad win10 update failed and I had to reinstall Win10, I just pointed My Docs back to A:\ and everything was there again, no lost Data.

At one Point I didn't have Chief installed on C:/ either but I found library updates didn't always work properly and a fe other strange issues so ended up moving Chief back to C:\

 

M.

 

 

THANKS Mick.

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