Changing the location in which drawer data is stored

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If your organization has set up multiple data locations, you must specify the data location in which you will store your documents. If you do not specify a data location, FileCabinet CS stores data in a default folder located at C:\WINCSI\FCABDATA, where C is the drive on which you installed FileCabinet CS.

After multiple data locations have been set up, a Data Location drop-down list appears above the Folders window to allow you to quickly switch between data locations at any time.

You can also choose a data location by following these steps.

  1. Choose Setup > User Preferences.
  2. Click the File Locations tab.
  3. With FileCabinet CS data highlighted, click the Modify Location button.
  4. Select the desired data location from the Data location field in the FileCabinet CS Data Location dialog.

    Note: Data locations must be added in the Data Locations tab of the System Configuration dialog before they will appear in the Data location field. For more information on adding data locations, see Data Locations overview.

  5. Click OK to close the FileCabinet CS Data Location dialog.
  6. Click OK to close the User Preferences dialog.


  • You will also be prompted to choose a data location after adding a data location in the Data Locations tab of the System Configuration dialog.
  • You can also change the data location when adding a drawer, when restoring drawers, or via the Change data location link located on the FileCabinet CS Home page.

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