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Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 7:22:28 AM | can you save backup files to a different folder?

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No....   Revit has nothing to do with copying the file - this is OS level.  Just like if you had a tape drive backup of your files and you restored them or moved files to a new computer.

 

Revit defaults fo backup files being in the same folder as the file.  It doesn't care where that folder is as long as both the file and the backkup are in the ame folder.  Your local, on the other hand, tries to find the central according to the last hard path used.   When it can't find that, it complains...but you can even repoint that.


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Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 12:26:09 PM | can you save backup files to a different folder?

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ok. But copying the central file effectively creates a local file right? Isn't that the fundamental issue here? How are you doing this outside of detaching from central? Are you saying that you are then saving that file as a new central? Will that effectively dissassociate with the other local files pointing to the original location? Just trying to be clear about what your workflow is. Most people I've worked with archive by detaching the model, so I'm curious about your method here. Thanks.


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Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 12:35:05 PM | can you save backup files to a different folder?

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You still don't understand!   This is a DOS copy not open in Revit!   It has nothing to do with Revit.  There is no local file made unless you make one.


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Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 12:48:45 PM | can you save backup files to a different folder?

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I guess I don't. I thought I was being very explicit with my question, so maybe we're talking about two different things. I'm sorry for the confusion. Thanks for your replies.


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Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1:01:47 PM | can you save backup files to a different folder?

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You were explicit and so was I.  I am explaining how to do a roll-back on "THE CENTRAL FILE" in a manner that will not destroy your current Central.   You do it on a copy created at the DOS level.   THIS is the file you open and rollback to find that information you were looking for.


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Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1:37:01 PM | can you save backup files to a different folder?

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Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1:39:51 PM | can you save backup files to a different folder?

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That is where you lost me then...I'm not familiar with the DOS method you mentioned. Can you describe what that is?


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Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1:40:36 PM | can you save backup files to a different folder?

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Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 2:00:44 PM | can you save backup files to a different folder?

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Here's a pretty good list of the DOS commands but the basic stuff is available using windows explorer and copy / paste. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_DOS_commands

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Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 4:57:04 PM | can you save backup files to a different folder?

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I'm sorry my questions are testing your patience. I can direct them elsewhere if that is the case. Thanks for your time.


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