All user-specific data, QV configuration settings, licence data, databases etc. are stored in a central folder of your harddisk. By default, during a new program installation, the following destination will be appointed:
If you were upgrading from QV6, this folder will remain:
or even, if you were coming from TTQV5:
In the following your data-file will be described as QV_Data.
In this QV_Data folder you will find at least the following subdirectories:
|_lic||This is the location of the licence file which you should backup from time to time and which you will need in case you have to reinstall QV. By simply restoring this *.lic file at its original place you can reactivate your QV software including all your maps without the need to activate every module once again!|
|Qu5||Here you will find all databases from the folder QV_Data in the X-Plorer under the identical file name and the extension *.qv5db.|
|System||Here you will find all databases from the folder System in the X-Plorer under the identical file name and the extension *.qv5db.|
|Import, Export||These are the default folders for data import and export.|
|Odb||This is the default folder for the geographic databases.|
|Screenshots||This is the default folder for the QV screenshot function.|
Of course, you can create additional subdirectories in this folder.
It is highly recommended to make backup copies of this QV_Data folder on a regular basis!
If you like to shift this folder to another drive, manual editing of the Windows registry is required. Therfore we generally do not recommend to do so.
Experienced users can proceed as follows (example for Windows-XP):
During start-up, QV will first refer to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QuoVadis\7\dir_mydata. If existing and valid, this folder will be used. If not, the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\QuoVadis\7\dir_mydata will be checked. If this one is also not valid, QV won't start.
Attention: with other versions of MS-Windows the registry key to be edited may be a different one, example with Win7-64: