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Author Topic: Mouser - question about LBC backups  (Read 1312 times)

Lolipop Jones

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Mouser - question about LBC backups
« on: January 25, 2013, 08:58:13 AM »
I have three copies of LBC (on the hard drive and two different USB sticks) in a folder which contains many other portable programs as well. 

Because I add to/upgrade these programs periodically, I like to keep the folder synced.  However, doing that seems to occasionally toggle the LBC backup option back to "fill the drive with .bak files" which is what I don't want.

Can you tell me:

1 - in which file LBC stores the selection of backup frequency?
2 - what that selection looks like inside the file?
3 - once I have it set for no backups, can I write protect that file without affecting my ability to edit and save entries in the regular launchbar?

thanks!!

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Re: Mouser - question about LBC backups
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 04:36:16 AM »
Ok good questions..

First, the option about saving backups is not stored in your regular launchbar file.
The backup option is stored in the LaunchbarCommander.MCP file, which also tracks other global options (and keeps track of what launchbar file is open).

If you write protect that file, the only problem may be LBC may complaining about not being able to save its file.

The selection of that file is somewhere around:
CheckBoxBackupOnMaintenance and ComboBoxNormalBackupFormat.

LBC would be quite happy to let you store the .mcp file in one place, and the .mcf file (the file containing the actual definition of a specific launch bar), in a separate place.  Perhaps the thing to do would be to sync the .mcf files and leave the .mcp file (which has very little options) unsynced.

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Re: Mouser - question about LBC backups
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 12:33:02 PM »
That should work.

Thanks (as usual !)
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