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FIRE v3.2.00 Changes to Data Container URL

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FIRE RT10

Changes we are making in v3-2-00

FIRE consists of two sets of files

1. Program Files
2. User Data Files

We are changing the location the Data Files are held.

Why Change?

Microsoft formally recommends that all files that are written to by an application be placed in COMMON_APP_DATA directory ("C:\ProgramData" on Vista and up).  We are changing your install location to conform to Microsoft's formal recommendations to store your data in (COMMON_APP_DATA) directory, as this may become a hard requirement in the future.

Where are my Data Files currently located?

v3.1.04 and below:

Both Program and Data Files are installed to: (default install)
C:\Program Files (x86)\On Safe Lines QHSE Software\Fire Risk Assessment Management

Note: Default installation Windows XP is will probably be:
C:\Program Files\On Safe Lines QHSE Software\Fire Risk Assessment Management (i.e. no (x86) in URL)

Where is the new location?

From v3.2+:

Program Files are installed to (as before):
C:\Program Files (x86)\On Safe Lines QHSE Software\Fire Risk Assessment Management

Data Files are installed to:
C:\ProgramData\On Safe Lines QHSE Software (new location)

The changes involve your two data containing files.

1.FIRE_be.accdb: Data Container
2.Dictionary.accdb: User dictionary

After installing v3.2 the program will automatically be linked to the two new (and empty) data containing files in the C:\ProgramData\On Safe Lines QHSE Software directory.

You now have two choices:

Firstly, always make backups as appropriate (it just makes sense)

1. Copy your existing (populated) data files to the new C:\ProgramData\On Safe Lines QHSE Software directory over writing the empty files (recommended option).

2. Use the built in relinking file to re-connect to your existing files.  From within FIRE, go to the 'Maintenance Option' menu tab and select 'Relink Data Tables' from the available options. Now, from the drop-down URL field select the location of your existing data files and hit the green re-connect button. Carefully read the displayed message to confirm re-linking was successful.  You also have the option of adding your own URL should your Data Files be located other than the default installation directory (downside of this option is you will need to do this each time we issue new updates).



 

 
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Article ID: 64
Category: FIRE: Fire Premises Risk Assessment Management
Date added: 2016-08-07 17:21:20
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