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Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
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Hello, Studio Experts, I need your help please. I have just installed Studio 2017 and am finding problems with these different file names filling up my documents section and I am afraid 1) I won't be able to find other files/documents/translations I have, 2) if I delete the Studio material I will post, I will lose all the Terms I saved. I have created a new folder on the desktop for Studio so I do not know why this is happening and I think I have inserted this new folder for the Studio work. if I copy to this new folder, I'm afraid I will lose I am posting a screenshot. I hope someone can help me please. I don't want to lose all the work I have done and saved. Thanks.
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MollyRose  Identity Verified
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default location May 23

When you install Studio, it creates several folders within a Studio folder, and you need all of them, including the files with same names (notice they have different extensions). One of the folders is called Projects, where it saves all the projects you create, along with their related files. MultiTerm also has its own folders within a folder. If you keep them all together like that, then it will be easy for you to find your files.

 

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Thank you May 23

Thanks for your answer but they are getting mixed up with files I received and worked on, files that have nothing to do with translation etc. and I am afraid I will not be able to find all the latter files. I am still struggling along with Studio so bear with me please. Horribly confused but will eventually get there I assumeicon_smile.gif

 

Jaime Oriard  Identity Verified
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Move them May 23

You can safely move your termbases to the location you created for them. They will disappear from your library but will still be accessible from Multiterm and Studio. You'll just have to open them from their new location and maybe redefine previous project templates that you have set up with their current location.

Just don't delete them before you copy them to another location.

You see those files because the Documents Library pulls all files from your standard Documents folder, where Trados creates 2 folders that it uses as default locations for certain files. However, you don't have to use those locations.

You can read more about Libraries here:
https://lifehacker.com/5464350/get-to-know-windows-7-libraries-inside-and-out

Good luck,


 

Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
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@Jaime May 23

Very good article thanks. The problem with leaving them there is that I won't find it easy to find the others then, I'll have to write a name or part of it which means I will have to remember the file's name. Will I still be able to fins everything in Studio if I move them or copy/paste them in another folder? by the way, it's really annoying having to move everything at the end of a day. thanks

 

Jaime Oriard  Identity Verified
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I don't understand, but I'll try to clarify May 23


...I won't find it easy to find the others then...

What others?

Just search your PC for "*.sdltb" and move everything to your new location. From then on, all your termbases will be in the new location.


...I'll have to write a name or part of it which means I will have to remember the file's name.

You will find them all in your new location. It is always a good idea to name your termbases consistently and include basic data like customer, languages, field, etc. However, if for some reason you misplaced a file, you can always search your PC for "*.sdltm" to find all termbases in your drives.


Will I still be able to fins everything in Studio if I move them or copy/paste them in another folder?


Yes, in the open dialogue, navigate to your new location to open/import/use your termbases.


...by the way, it's really annoying having to move everything at the end of a day.


You don't have to do this. When you use a termbase from your new location, it will be saved/updated there. When you create a new termbase, just remember to create it in your new location. There is a specific field for this in the create new termbase dialogue.

Hope this helps.


 

Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
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Yes, thank you May 24

Invaluable recommendations and explanation. I'll try them out today-and probably come back for more. Have a nice day!

 


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