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Explain FolderMap.txt to me!


Hello, we run ST9 with insight manage folders and files.


Can someone please explain to me what FolderMap.txt does? I kind of know that it links unmanages files to manage but I do not know when/how to use it.


Please explain like you are talking to a child because I have read this  multiple times without completely understanding.




Re: Explain FolderMap.txt to me!

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Foldermap.txt should only be needed when working with unmanaged data that you are adding to Insight where all or some of it was already managed in Insight.


An example is you export and send an assembly to an outside design service to be worked on and then they send it back to you and you need to put it back in Insight.  The foldermap file is used to map the locations of the returned files to the locations where they reside in the Insight document libraries.  It keeps Insight from trying to make new items and instead uses the existing and just replaces the file.


Production: ST10 MP5
Testing: SE 2019