There is a significant portion of users who dislike concept of
Application Data folder and I get that.
Application Data folder is a special folder where Manager stores all its data.
The advantage of the folder is that it abstracts away concept of the file system which is not applicable in cloud and server editions. When using Manager, you simply create new business and let Manager worry about where database should be saved on the computer or the server. You are expected to use
Backup button to backup your businesses individually on regular basis.
For those who are comfortable with file system, there is now new way how you can save and open Manager files. You can avoid
Application Data folder altogether.
In the latest version, you can open Manager files directly by double-clicking on the file regardless where it is. It could be on USB key, Dropbox folder, your desktop or really anywhere.
When you double-click on the file, it will be opened in Manager right away.
In this case, you will see the name of the file and the full path of the file being opened.
Previously this wasn’t possible. The only way would be to import the file which would create a copy within
Application Data folder. This workflow doesn’t create a copy in
Application Data folder, Manager will work with the file directly so if your file is placed in Dropbox, you will see Dropbox continuously backing up your file as you work with it.
The added bonus is that you can have custom file names so if you have multiple businesses, you can easily tell them apart.
How do I move a business from
Application Data folder into my custom folder?
It’s quite simple. Open Manager as usual and click on the business you want to put into custom folder (e.g. Dropbox). Click
Backup button in Manager to save the file in your Dropbox folder. Once you do this, you can just double-click on this file and Manager will directly open it.
You will probably want to
Remove Business from Manager so when you launch Manager directly, it will show no businesses.