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Hi,

the files  sent from a watchout presentation computer to a watchout display computer always will be stored on the systemdisk, right?

Is it possible to use another disk/an array of disks only for these files, while using the systemdisk only for the system?

Greetz Chris

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18 hours ago, Chq said:

Hi,

the files  sent from a watchout presentation computer to a watchout display computer always will be stored on the systemdisk, right?

Incorrect. The show materials received from the production computer are stored on the display computer in the location where WATCHOUT is installed.

I can see why you might think that, in WATCHOUT 6 the option to change the installation location is not obvious, and the default location is on the systemdisk. When you reach the installer screen that looks like this:

WATCHOUT-Installer_Feature_Selection.png

you will need to change tabs to specify the installation location:

WATCHOUT-Installer_Location_Selection.pn

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Is it possible to use another disk/an array of disks only for these files, while using the systemdisk only for the system?

Yes, and the best way is to install WATCHOUT in the location where you want to place these files.

Alternately, it is possible to install WATCHOUT Display (aka watchpoint) in one location and direct media files to another location, but be careful, there are potential pitfalls with the alternate location method. The method is documented in the user guide as a command line option for watchpoint.

WATCHOUT 6.2 User Guide, Appendix D - Command Line Options page 183

----------  User Guide excerpt -------------

-ShowsPath

Specifies the location of the “Shows” folder, which in its turn contains all the shows that have been transferred to the display computer. By default, this folder is named “Shows” and is located in the WATCHOUT installation folder. In some cases, you may want to locate this folder elsewhere, such as on a separate drive. If so, use this command line option to do so.

Specify the path to the desired location after the -ShowsFolder option, separated by a space. Remember to put the path inside double quotes if it contains any spaces. 

----------  /end User Guide excerpt -------------

Note: The format for specifying the location is not Windows format, it is the unified format used by WATCHOUT in the media window location field  (i.e. no backslashes). So "e:\folder name\" becomes "/e:/folder name/"

The target field in a Windows shortcut would look something like this:  

"D:\WATCHOUT 6\WATCHPOINT.EXE" -ShowsPath "/e:/folder name/"

or this 

D:\WATCHOUT\WATCHPOINT.EXE -ShowsPath /e:/folder_name/

(The first example contains spaces in the watchpoint path and target destination and therefore requires " delimiters, the second example contains no spaces in either and therefore does not require the " delimiters, although including them when they are not needed will do no harm).

Note: The orignal version of this command was

-ShowPath 

and the most recent version is

-ShowsPath

To the best of my knowledge, both versions work in current software. With v5 and earlier, you will need to use the -ShowPath version.

The last upgrade of this forum took away indent and forces double spacing with hard returns - hate it!

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13 hours ago, sshim said:

can reformat fix that problem ? i already do that remove then clean nothing happen 

Hmmm....

What is "that problem" and what did you clean and remove?

If you installed WATCHOUT under the programs folder of Windows on drive C, you should de-install it and then re-install it using the correct folder on your fast WATCHOUT drive. 

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