What is the document area and what should I select in this field?

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When updating from version 11 to version 12 you have to select the path to your document area. This also existed in version 11, but it was located in the same area as the rest of the database (i.e. C:\Program Files\Mamut\Data). Because the database structure is changing within version 12, you need to select the path to your document area during the update.

The document area contains documents created within the program, image files, report files and other files that are not part of the database. The system will suggest a recommended area, but you can state another area if you wish.


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Single user:
When selecting Single-user installation the system automatically suggests the existing area as long as it's not located under C:\Program Files\. With version 12 and up, it is not desirable to have the document area under C:\Program Files\ because of adaptation to Windows Vista. We recommend that you use the default area.

Examples:
Former document area: C:\Program Files\Mamut\Data
New document area: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Public Mamut\Mamut\Data

Former document area: C:\Mamut\Data
New document area: C:\Mamut\Data

It's important to be aware that there will be a folder created automatically, System000X under the folder you have selected, and this is where your documents will be stored. The reason for this is that it will be easier for those with several Mamut systems (system databases) on the same computer, because each of those system databases will have their own document area.

During the update, existing documents and files will be copied to a new area, before a backup is created and the old area is deleted.


Multi-user installation (Server installation):
If you have selected Server installation, during startup the system will suggest a path to the document area, but only if you have used a network path to your database earlier.
If the system does not suggest a path, you can follow the instructions below to find out which path you should select. Note that this must be done at the Server.


1. Which folder do you want to select as your document area?
We recommend that you use C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Public Mamut\Mamut\Data.

2. Share the folder with other users in the network. Here you will find instructions about how to share a folder in the network. Enter the name in Shared resource.

3. Find the network path to this folder.
- Click Start - Run.
- Type \\<Computername>, and click OK (you can find the computer name by right clicking on My computer in the Start menu, and clicking Properties).
- Double click on the folder that you shared in step 2.
- Copy the path in the address field to Document directory within the program.

It's important to notice that there will be a folder created automatically, System000X under the folder you have selected, and this is where your documents will be stored. The reason for this is that it will be easier for those with several Mamut systems (system databases) on the same computer, because each of those system databases will have their own document area.

During the update, existing documents and files will be copied to a new area, before a backup is created and the old area is deleted.


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