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Editing variables

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KSMike
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Editing variables

Post by KSMike »

I apologize for the dumb question, but I was fairly sure it was possible to do this but don't see where.

How can I edit the contents of variables (in this case the path in %SYNCBACKBACKUPFOLDER%)?
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Post by Dave Wilkins »

Hi

You can't change the value that a built-in Variable evaluates to, sorry. But you can replace the one you mentioned with a hard-coded path (or even a Windows Environment Variable - or a mixture of all three) of your choice
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Post by KSMike »

Thanks.
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Re: Editing variables

Post by Zodler »

Where does %SYNCBACKBACKUPFOLDER% point to?

Because I run the no install version and option of putting new profiles to the same directory as program but
my backups all go to
C:\Users\.......\AppData\Local\2BrightSparks\SyncBackPro
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Re: Editing variables

Post by Kostas »

Hi,

%SYNCBACKBACKUPFOLDER% is pointing at the current user's (the one who is running the app) private application data folder where usually apps will store application data related to the user. This is regardless if the user started SyncBack from an internal storage (local disk) or external storage (e.g. a non-install version was running from a USB device).

If you want to store the profile backups elsewhere then you can always change the folder under Preferences -> Options > Expert > Back all profiles.. path.

Thanks,
Kostas
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Re: Editing variables

Post by Zodler »

Thanks. Just a suggestion, the no-install zip version should be truly portable and store all data where it was unzipped regardless where it is.
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Re: Editing variables

Post by Kostas »

Hi,

We'll look into this for the coming release.

Thanks,
Kostas
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