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    Scratch with redirected My Documents folder

    Hello All,

    We have Scratch installed on our Windows XP machines. Those Windows XP machines have My Documents redirected to a network share. Unfortunatly, Scratch doesn't follow the redirection, so it's storing project files on the local harddrive of the machine instead. Is there any way to get Scratch to follow the redirection link? My best solution so far is to mount each user's My Documents folder as a drive in Windows and tell them to save project files on that drive, but that seems a bit cludgy - it'd be nice to be able to offer a solution consistent with everything else.

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    You want to edit the settings in scratch.ini, in the application directory.
    A bit of a pain if you install them all locally but simple if like us you run the program from a network drive.
    You can use the 'home' setting to change the default path Scratch points to.

    Details of it are covered at their site : (will pop it in a second post as I can't post links in my first post!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Style View Post
    You want to edit the settings in scratch.ini, in the application directory.
    Oh yea - note to self: read manual next time... Many thanks, I'll give that a go - we have Scratch locally installed on workstations rather than running from a network share, but I should be able to get our install routine to copy over a new .ini file easily enough. It'd be nice if Scratch could follow the My Documents rdirection link as it's supposed to, not just do its own thing.

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    I've replaced the drive letter with N: for home drive and also N: for visible drives but it's adding a \ to the end which of course doesn't then work with Scratch.

    N: becomes N:\

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    I've replaced the drive letter with N: for home drive and also N: for visible drives but it's adding a \ to the end which of course doesn't then work with Scratch.

    N: becomes N:\

    Any ideas?
    My scratch.ini (we use N: as well) looks like this :

    Code:
    [Global]
    DeferUpdate=1
    ShowConsole=0
    DynamicConsole=0
    ReduceCPUUsage=0
    ReduceCPUInBackground=0
    3ButtonMouse=0
    1ButtonMouse=0
    UseDirectSound=1
    PriorityBoost=1
    B3DXUsesOpenGL=1
    CaseSensitiveFileMode=0
    EnableAltF4Quit=0
    Home=N:
    VisibleDrives=N:
    Share=0

    We have no issues with it, I tried changing it to N:\ and it wouldn't work as you've said.
    Are you running version 1.4?

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    That doesn't work for me. I've created an MSI to copy the INI file over however on packaging it seems to become N:\. Would you be willing to share your MSI?

    Yes it's a 1.4 package I'm trying to make.

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    I don't install it locally, I run it from a network share. It's such a small app and needs no local configuration apart from a shortcut.

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    I suspect it's probably WinInstall LE that's making the INI file corrupt as it's fine beforehand.

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