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Where is your Library folder?

Terrypin
I'm curious to know where most users are locating their Library? I get the impression from my parallel discussion with nophead in 'Why these warning messages?' that most specify C:\Program Files\OpenSCAD\libraries?

If so, do you include that folder as part of your backup regime?

Although I take an occasional backup of C:\Program Files\, my nightly and weekly backups are confined to my data files, within C:\Users\terry\

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Re: Where is your Library folder?

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On 14.06.21 18:16, Terrypin wrote:
> I'm curious to know where most users are locating their Library?

The default library folder can be opened via menu entry

  File -> Show Library Folder

You can set additional folders via the OPENSCADPATH environment
variable. All active folders are listed in

  Help -> Library Info

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  Torsten.
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Re: Where is your Library folder?

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On 14.06.21 18:22, Torsten Paul wrote:
> The default library folder can be opened via menu entry

Actually, I should say the "user" library folder. Normally
there's a system library folder that comes with OpenSCAD
which has only MCAD in it.

And there's the user library folder which is meant for
users to store additional libraries. For example on Linux
I have:

/home/tp/.local/share/OpenSCAD/libraries
/usr/share/openscad/libraries

where the 2nd one is the system library folder which is
not writable by the normal user account and shared across
all users on the system.

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Re: Where is your Library folder?

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On 6/14/2021 9:16 AM, Terrypin wrote:
I'm curious to know where most users are locating their Library? I get the impression from my parallel discussion with nophead in 'Why these warning messages?' that most specify C:\Program Files\OpenSCAD\libraries?

C:\Users\Jordan\SkyDrive\Documents\3D Printing\lib

If so, do you include that folder as part of your backup regime?

It's on a MS OneDrive (apparently known at some point in the past as SkyDrive), so they handle that.  That also lets me keep one copy that's accessible from both my desktop and laptop.

There's no reason why you couldn't put it in C:\Users\terry\OpenSCAD, or whatever you like; just set OPENSCADPATH to point to the desired place.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/121855-edit-user-system-environment-variables-windows.html

(But in a more modern and cross-platform world, it seems like it should really be a preference that you can set from the UI, with a directory picker.)


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Thanks for the fast reply Torsten. But I see the ambiguity in my wording!

I'm asking where do *others here* locate it, not 'where should I locate it'.
Mine is here:
C:\Users\terry\Dropbox\3D Printer\OpenSCAD\LIBRARIES\

Terry



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Re: Where is your Library folder?

jon_bondy
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I try to put most of my Library files here:

C:/Users/jon/Documents/OpenSCAD/libraries

because it is easier to mess with files that are out of the Program
Files directory structure; the latter requires Admin privileges.

Jon


On 6/14/2021 12:16 PM, Terrypin wrote:
> I'm curious to know where most users are locating their Library? I get
> the impression from my parallel discussion with nophead in 'Why these
> warning messages?' that most specify C:\Program Files\OpenSCAD\libraries?
>
> If so, do you include that folder as part of your backup regime?
>
> Although I take an occasional backup of C:\Program Files\, my nightly
> and weekly backups are confined to my data files, within C:\Users\terry\
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Terrypin
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Edited out the obvious typo in forum, but here's the correction for email-only users.

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Thanks for the fast reply Torsten. But I see the ambiguity in my wording!

I'm asking where do *others here* locate it, not 'where should I locate it'.
Mine is here:
C:\Users\terry\Dropbox\3D Printer\OpenSCAD\LIBRARIES\

Terry

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Re: Where is your Library folder?

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It probably wouldn't work from the command line if it was set in the GUI as none of the other options do. 

Note you can also have a list of folders in OPENSCADPATH separated by ; on Windows and : on Linux. and each folder can have multiple libraries in it.



On Mon, 14 Jun 2021 at 17:47, Jordan Brown <[hidden email]> wrote:
On 6/14/2021 9:16 AM, Terrypin wrote:
I'm curious to know where most users are locating their Library? I get the impression from my parallel discussion with nophead in 'Why these warning messages?' that most specify C:\Program Files\OpenSCAD\libraries?

C:\Users\Jordan\SkyDrive\Documents\3D Printing\lib

If so, do you include that folder as part of your backup regime?

It's on a MS OneDrive (apparently known at some point in the past as SkyDrive), so they handle that.  That also lets me keep one copy that's accessible from both my desktop and laptop.

There's no reason why you couldn't put it in C:\Users\terry\OpenSCAD, or whatever you like; just set OPENSCADPATH to point to the desired place.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/121855-edit-user-system-environment-variables-windows.html

(But in a more modern and cross-platform world, it seems like it should really be a preference that you can set from the UI, with a directory picker.)

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