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How do I move the remote directory?
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Last Updated
28th of November, 2017

Applies to
WinSPC 7.2, WinSPC 8.0, WinSPC 8.1, WinSPC 8.2, WinSPC 8.3, WinSPC 9.0

The WinSPC remote directory is a network share that stores common files used by all of the WinSPC stations. If you need to move the location of the WinSPC remote directory, there are specific steps you must follow:

  1. Locate the WinSPC remote directory.  If you do not know the current location of the remote directory:
    • On any computer with WinSPC installed, open the local 'WinSPC.ini' file.  This located in the WinSPC application directory selected when WinSPC was installed.  Default locations:
      • WinSPC 8.3.9 or earlier on a 32-bit system: C:\Program Files\DQS\WinSPC\
      • WinSPC 8.3.9 or earlier on a 64-bit system: C:\Program Files (x86)\DQS\WinSPC\
      • WinSPC 9.0.0 or later: C:\ProgramData\DQS\WinSPC\
    • Locate the line in the file that begins with "ImageDir=".  The path that follows this entry is the location of the remote directory.
  2. Copy the contents of the remote directory to the desired location, ensuring that this new location is accessible by all WinSPC clients (this should involve setting the folder to be a 'shared' folder).  Ever user will need read/write access (both share and security permissions) to this folder.  See the WinSPC Installation and Configuration guide for further details on setting up this new folder.
  3. If the path to the WinSPC remote directory is a mapped drive, then you will need to go to each WinSPC client and change the path of the mapped drive through Windows.
  4. If the path to the WinSPC remote directory is a UNC path, then you will need to do the following:
    • In the new remote directory, edit the 'WinSPC.ini' file and change the path on the line in the file that begins with "ImageDir=" to the path of the new WinSPC remote directory.  Save the changes to the file.
    • On each WinSPC client, edit the 'WinSPC.ini' file in the WinSPC application directory.  Change the path on the line in the file that begins with "ImageDir=" to the path of the new WinSPC remote directory.  Save the changes to the file.
  5. If you use the WinSPC Application Server, you will also need to update the server's configured remote directory.  To do this:
    • Shutdown the WinSPC Server service on the server computer.
    • Locate the WinSPCsvr.ini file (normally located in the C:\ProgramData\DQS\WinSPC Server\ folder)
    • Edit this file and change the line that starts with "RemoteFolder=" to point to the new location.
    • Start the WinSPC Server service.
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