Where are Termstar dictionary files?
Thread poster: robroy

robroy
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Apr 17, 2010

Hello,

I have bought a new computer and am busy exporting memories and dictionaries from my old computer.

I have found the description of how to export dictionaries in the Termstar manual.

However, just out of curiosity, I would like to know exactly which files contain my dictionaries (for possible backups etc.). At the moment I have thirteen dictionaries.

Can anyone help me?

Thank you.

Rob Roy


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Arabictranslate  Identity Verified
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In the DB folder Apr 17, 2010

Hi Rob,

They are in the DB folder in the transit installation folder, that also includes the Project folder folder.

Best regards


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robroy
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Everything in one file/two files? Apr 17, 2010

Thank you ATT for your quick response.

In the DB folder I have 2 files, Received.mdb (175 MB) and TermStar.mdb. (2 MB). The Received file is newer and much bigger, so this would seem to be the file containing the dictionaries.

But is it really possible that all 13 dictionaries are in one file? I would have expected each dictionary to have its own file (or files).

However, the export seems to work ok.

Thanks again

Rob Roy


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Geneviève Granger  Identity Verified
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Database structure Apr 20, 2010

The Received.mdb contains all the dictionaries you have received from your customers, thus if you have received 13 dictionaries from your customers, yes, they will all be in the Received.mdb. The TermStar.mdb contains a demonstration dictionary.
If you have created databases on you own, well, these databases with the dictionaries they contain will of course to be found where you have created them.
GG.


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robroy
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Thanks Geneviève Apr 20, 2010

Thank you Geneviève, when I was installing my dictionaries I accepted the default settings suggested by Transit, so I installed them in the default database (I was not sure at the time about the difference between a database and a dictionary, which only Transit seems to make), so now they are all in Received.mdb, but I can live with that.

As I said, I was just surprised that the dictionaries were not kept in separate files.

Cheers

Rob Roy


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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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take care your dictionaries are not overwritten Apr 21, 2010

Hi Rob,

Transit has 2 databases to prevent one of your dictionaries being overwritten by a customer's during automatic import into Received.mdb, provided that they both have the same name. However, Transit will ask before overwriting.

Cheers,
Jill


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robroy
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Thanks for the tip Jill Apr 21, 2010

I'll pay attention when importing customers' dictionaries!

Regards

Rob Roy


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