How can I change the name / location of a TM?
Thread poster: Pavel Tsvetkov

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

Pavel Tsvetkov  Identity Verified
Bulgaria
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Thank you! Feb 5, 2009

Thank you all for your time and effort!

 

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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