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I think I'm missing something here, I'd like to start using the files module to assign files (AutoCAD and Lightwave) to tasks. The problem is when the file is opened, edited and saved. The saved file is stored in the browser cache/temp file location (tried IE and Firefox).
What do I need to do to get the edited file back in the DP files area?
Thanks in advance
16-07-04, 02:58 AM
You need to save the file to your local hdd (so select save instead of open), then open it as a normal file. When you are done editing, upload it to dotproject again, with a new version, an increment of the last one.
Many thanks, that's too many steps for my guys to follow :)
I think I may hack at the files module and have it point to our projects server with a link to the file rather than storing it 'inside' of DP.
OT - Do ya' know if a file is opened from a web browser will it always save to cache/temp files location?
Edit - it seems that the file will always save back to the browsers cache folder if it was opened from the browser. Gotta be a workaround somewhere, anybody know of anything?
16-07-04, 08:31 AM
If you open from a browser it will always be saved to the temporary folders used for internet caching. There is nothing you can do about it. Editing the file will always work on the local copy, there is nothing you can do about that either. Your suggestion of using a link rather than the actual file also has problems, as the link must point to a location that is accessible by the user. If you make the link to a local file, then nobody else will be able to open it as it won't resolve to a location on their system.
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