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    Is there any way in the Windows version of BC that additional file formats can be installed for All Users?

    We would like the XML Tidier format available to all users automatically - rather than having to manually install it. This problem pops up continually as we have roaming profiles, and it stops working on a fairly regular basis

    Any suggestions or help appreciated

    Cheers
    Tom

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    Hello Tom,

    If you don't mind your users sharing all of their session and setting information, the easiest way to do this is to install BC3 as a Portable Install. This would keep all settings information in the install folder instead of each User's AppData folder. The portable install folder would need to have write access for any user accessing it.

    Alternatively, you could manually place a master BCFileFormats.xml in each user's AppData folder as part of an install script and new user creation. Then also place the appropriate files manually in the Helpers directory. To get the xml, simply do a clean install, install the XML Tidy, and then browse to that user's AppData directory\Scooter Software\Beyond Compare 3 (or use the Help menu -> Support; Explore Settings Folder blue link.)

    How do these ideas work for you?
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Thanks Aaron, I'll give those a go and see how I go. is there any plans in the future to have an option that formats etc are placed in the Program Files folder rather than be a per-user basis - maybe similar to when you install and are asked whether to install for current or all users?

      Cheers

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      • #4
        Hello,

        Importing automatically during an install is on our Customer Wishlist.

        Let us know how it works out for you. If you are still having any trouble, let us know and we can work on this some more.
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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