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How can I change the name / location of a TM?
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Pavel Tsvetkov  Identity Verified
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Jan 29, 2009

Is there a special procedure to follow when changing the name and/or location of a Trados Translation Memory?

Thank you for your time.


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Penelope Ausejo  Identity Verified
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Yes Jan 29, 2009

Yes, in order to change the TM name, you have to make sure that you name with the same name, all 5 files that "belong" to the TM.

Regarding the location, I haven't encountered any problems when I have done it.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Locate the files of your TM on your hard disk Jan 29, 2009

Please note, that you need to move ALL files, which belong to a TM.
These are at least the following 5 files:
*.tmw
*.mwf
*.mtf
*.mdf
*.iix

ans also
*.csv
*.log
- containing logs.

You can move all the files to any location you wish.

When renaming, you MUS rename ALL files exactly the same, leaving only the difference in file extension.


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Pavel Tsvetkov  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Feb 5, 2009

Thank you all for your time and effort!

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xxxLionel_M
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Alternative solution Feb 6, 2009

Not so short, but easy...

1/ Open workbench
2/ Open the TM you want to rename/move
3/ Export your TM (any name is fine)
4/ Create the new TM: choose name and location
5/ import the "old" TM into the "new" TM

Doing so, you do not risk to loose the initial TM which then constitutes a sort of "backup" of the new one.


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