(Originally titled "PORTING THESKYX'S SETTINGS")
TheSkyX's personalized settings can be moved or duplicated to a different user account or edition of TheSkyX on the same computer, or to a different computer or operating system. However, simply placing a copy of the settings at the new location won't necessarily result in TheSkyX being able to utilize all of those settings. If the new location is on the same computer as the original, it is possible that the settings will be fully utilized, yet split between the two locations.
This discussion refers extensively to TheSkyX's Application Support Files (ASF) folder. Note that this is a description of the folder, not its name!...follow the link for details.
If you haven't already, please see the articles on Backing Up TheSkyX's Settings and Restoring TheSkyX's Settings (the latter procedure alone is sufficient when transferring to a different computer with an identical ASF folder path).
There are several files in the ASF folder that store path definitions to files or folders. Copying or moving these configuration files to a different location will typically result in invalidating the path definitions they contain. Even nothing more than a change in the OS's user name can relocate the ASF folder. (When restoring from a backup, the path definitions are valid if the files are restored to their original location.) While TheSkyX can function with certain invalid path definitions, it will attempt to substitute default settings for some that it can't locate.
Below are listed the affected files with a brief description of their purpose and instructions for editing path definitions they contain.
Includes, among others, software serial number(s) and the path definition for the last-used TPoint settings file.
ImagingSystem.ini (under the Imaging System Profile sub-folder)
Includes, among others, the path definitions for the Camera Add On's AutoSave folder(s), if applicable. Note that this is the default imaging system profile file name. Additional profiles may have been created, and may be edited in the manner described here. You needn't edit profiles that you no longer use.
Keeps track of the last-opened .SKYX Sky Document that stores primarily Sky Chart parameters (site location, date and time, chart orientation, displayed elements, etc.).
SBKB; settings; backup; transfer; change; My Documents; Windows, OS X, TheSkyX Serious Astronomer Edition, TheSkyX Professional Edition
Last Reviewed: 2019-03-14
Brian S. RickardSoftware Bisque, Inc.
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