Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Data on the Network?

by Paul Ziino

So you have multiple workstations all accessing one central copy of your data.  How can you get MusicMaster to open up the data every time without having to click Path and then hunt for the data directory?  It's easy!
  • Right-click on your MusicMaster shortcut
  • Select Properties
  • Go to the Shortcut tab
  • adjust your Target line so there is a space after MusicMaster.exe, then follow it with the path to your data directory.  Like this: C:\MMWin\MusicMaster.exe X:\DataDirectory\.
  • Note: if any part of the path contains a space, like Music[space]Master, you need to put that part in quotes.  Like this: C:\MMWin\MusicMaster.exe "X:\Data Directory\"
  • Once you've set the target line, click Apply and OK.
  • Now when you launch MusicMaster, it will open the program locally, then look to that second path for your database.

1 comment:

joeknapp said...

Another way to do this is to find the database file in Explorer, right click on it, select Copy, then right click on your desktop and select Paste Shortcut. That shortcut will now open that database every time.