Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
user data folder
#1
The manual shows the below for the user data folder

Where is user specific data stored?

All user-specific data is stored in in the XBMC home directory which, for a standard installation, is found in your windows users' application data directory, which is C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\XBMC on Windows XP

XBMC will not alter this directory on an upgrade, so your data will remain safe between upgrades of XBMC.

I have checked in this path C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\XBMC and I do not show anything.

I have the path for user data here C:\Program Files\XBMC\user data

I believe I am running the -p version as the xbmc short cut shows in the path the -p fs. I updated my build yesterday to build 20478

here is my log from xbmc autoupdater to show build.

http://pastebin.com/m2d26eb1a

What did I do wrong and will this affect anything? I made an advancesettings.xml and put it in the path C:\Program Files\XBMC\user data

Just wanted to make sure as I am modifying the skin like I want it and dont want to lose it after I do all the work etc..

Thanks
Reply
#2
Remove -p as that's for Portable Mode.
Reply
#3
Would putting the advancesettings.xml in that path C:\Program Files\XBMC\user data be ok? Would this affect anything?
Reply
#4
xbmc.exe -p -> all data is written and used from C:\Program Files\XBMC\

xbmc.exe -> user defined data go to C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\XBMC
Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
Reply
#5
There's nothing necessarily wrong with using portable mode. The trick is you might lose some things if you do an uninstall that you wouldn't lose in default mode. It's a personal choice thing, more than anything else.
Reply
#6
And you need to be an admin user otherwise XP/Vista don't let you write to the XBMC installation directory (portable mode).
Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
Reply



user data folder00