How do I move the location of my current data files?

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Terry Bauer | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 5 2020 4:02 PM

I would like to move the current location of my resources and personal Sermon notes to a different location (ideally to DropBox or One Drive).  Is this possible?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 5 2020 7:27 PM

Terry Bauer:
Is this possible?

Yes, but probably not advisable. 

https://wiki.logos.com/Install_in_different_folder_or_drive 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 6 2020 4:05 AM

Terry Bauer:
I would like to move the current location of my resources and personal Sermon notes to a different location (ideally to DropBox or One Drive).  Is this possible?

Welcome Big Smile

Concur about unadvisable, which would include performance slowness. Resource files are encrypted so they are not usable without application.

Relocating personal Sermon notes is technically challenging as they are stored in database files (unusable without application).

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Gregory Lawhorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 6 2020 5:15 AM

I would echo the "unadvisable" comments, especially regarding Logos resources. First, every OS or Logos update risks breaking the links between Logos and your new location. Second, in the event you need tech support, it might become impossible, because there are times it's necessary to locate and delete certain files. 

I do my initial sermon prep in Logos, and then manuscript in a program called Scrivener, which gives me a central location for all of my manuscripts in a series. When I'm done with a sermon, I copy the manuscript back into a Logos notes file, which lets me use my own work as a resource down the road. 

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Terry Bauer:
(ideally to DropBox or One Drive)

This sounds like you're trying to sync these files between machines. Logos already does that, so you're running the risk of creating sync conflicts (in Dropbox) or sync errors (in Logos) when the two programs copy the files between your machines at different times. As other people have already said, this is unadvisable.

(Also, the resource files are fairly large, so you can avoid having to pay extra for Dropbox storage by letting Logos download them for free.)

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