Keep ATLAS.ti 8 documents from being deleted on CISER’s servers

PROBLEM: By default, ATLAS.ti puts your library on the CISER servers’ C drives, and all user data placed in there are deleted each month when the servers go down for maintenance. Thus, your ATLAS.ti data files on the C drive will be erased! Downtimes are usually from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM of the Wednesday following the second Tuesday of each month.

DETAILS: As of April 2018, CISER’s servers have ATLAS.ti version 8.  From the ATLAS.ti 8 Windows User Manual: “ATLAS.ti projects and all documents that you add to a project are stored in the application folder on your computer. The Windows application folder is called: AppData and can be found under your user account’s home folder. Within the sub folder Roaming, you find folders from a number of different applications, also for ATLAS.ti. The AppData\Roaming folder is a hidden folder and can either be accessed by entering the full path name or by typing %appdata% into the Windows 10 search field.”   If the user name is “foa2_rs.” the full path would be:

c:\Users\foa2_rs\Appdata\Roaming\Scientific Software\ATLASti.8

This default location for storing ATLAS.ti data can be changed. See below.

The ATLAS.ti library is a system folder and not meant for user access. Files in this folder cannot be used
outside ATLAS.ti.

SOLUTION: To avoid files from getting deleted, your ATLAS.ti project library must be redirected to your user work space on the U: drive (or S: drive for those project teams with shared folders or CRADC users). If you don’t set your library properly, you WILL DEFINITELY lose your documents!

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

ABSOLUTELY READ the following sections of the ATLAS.ti 8 Windows User Manual.

  1. The Project Management section, especially “Default Location For ATLAS.ti Project Data”
  2. If you work with a project team, also read the following sections in the manual:
    1. Team Work
    2. Setting Up a Project Team
    3. Project Merge

Note 1: We specifically did not specify the pages of the sections as they can move when ATLAS.ti updates the manual.

Note 2: If you have version 7 projects,  ATLAS.ti announced that starting 1st of May 2018 version 7 of ATLAS.ti will no longer be supported.  Their support team can still be contacted for product support but there will no more technical #support or #updates for the 7th version! buff.ly/2JBtXCt pic.twitter.com/Uzt2MxpAs5

If you have questions/clarifications, please don’t hesitate to send e-mail to ciser@cornell.edu or call Florio Arguillas at 607-255-7838.

 

 


 
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