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Alfred14 Offline
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Hi all,

Love XBMC but i have a problem, i dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 mainly use ubuntu but because of work have been needing to operate within windows more often and i was wondering whether the xbmc installs on both operating systems could use the same userdata folder so that watched status's etc. would be updated.

I have this set up for my thunderbird email client and works very well, does anyone know if this is possible?
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endlesslyonline Offline
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I have never done something like this, but I know that both windows and Ubuntu can do symlinks, cant see why it wont work.

Except if the Ubuntu structure is alot different. Other alternative is to keep your two userdata folders, and just use the advancesettings.xml to pathsubstitute the library DB?
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Kib Offline
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Post: #3
should not be too hard.

Make a symlink from /home/ubuntu_xbmc_username/.xbmc to the location of your Windows %appdata%/xbmc/ folder, something like this:
cd ~
mv .xbmc .xbmcbackup
ln -s /mnt/mountpoint/Documents\ and\ Settings/username/Application\ Data/Xbmc .xbmc

Make sure you fixup permissions so your ubuntu xbmc user can write to that folder etc
if all fails you will have a backup of settings, i would suggest you also backup %appdata%\xbmc

the location of your windows XBMC userdata location can vary, make sure you get it correct from windows first.
(This post was last modified: 2013-04-23 15:57 by Kib.)
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Alfred14 Offline
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Thanks for the reply Kibje but i am still confused about how to set up a symlink from ubuntu to windows 7 on the same machine could you point me in the right direction?
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What about using mysql?

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