I'm having some weirdness trying to change the location of thumbnails for an individual profile. I have a profile named "private", with it's own advancedsettings.xml. I set it up using a mysql database to keep everything in sync between multiple XBMC setups in the house. It all worked perfectly until I tried to set up the thumbnails in a shared location.
I couldn't get it to work right because it was for a profile that wasn't masterprofile. I tried all manner of combinations in the path substitution until I found another thread and tried this:
It now works and reads and writes correctly to that location. Unfortunately I have a problem when I change profiles from Private back to my master profile. All the settings change and the correct advancedsettings.xml file is loaded, but the library is incorrect. It only lists the content that's in my Private profile. I have to exit XBMC and restart, at which point it shows the content in the normal master profile. Going from master to private works fine too (the correct files are loaded)... it's only the switchback.
It definitely has something to do with the substitution too. If I comment out those lines, switching between profiles works perfectly. Am I doing something wrong? Is this a bug? What's the proper way to address the Thumbnail folder for a profile that isn't masterprofile?