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RailPro => RailPro Discussion & Help => Topic started by: Espeelark on January 16, 2021, 12:51:47 PM

Title: RP Assistant: How to navigate to drives other than "C"?
Post by: Espeelark on January 16, 2021, 12:51:47 PM
Howdy!
Just got my RPK-1 Starter Kit yesterday and am now trying to upload loco BMP's from my desktop. When attempting to do so, RP Assistant defaults to the "C" drive of my PC. I've got a partitioned hard drive and have most of my files stored out on the "D" drive. See attached. RP Assistant doesn't appear to let me search/navigate anything other than the "C" drive. Am I missing something simple here or is that just the way it is?
I can always create a temporary folder on the "C" drive for this purpose but that's non value-added work...
Thanks!
Title: Re: RP Assistant: How to navigate to drives other than "C"?
Post by: CPRail on January 16, 2021, 03:25:05 PM
I too am wondering the same thing. My sound files are stored on E:, but I currently have to copy them to C: to load them.
Title: Re: RP Assistant: How to navigate to drives other than "C"?
Post by: William Brillinger on January 16, 2021, 04:51:53 PM
I have a folder on C called Railpro that I use for this. It's a bit of a PITA, but it works.

You could make a sim link for your folder on C and on your other drive and when you drop files in one they will be in both places.
Look up the link command for full details.
Title: Re: RP Assistant: How to navigate to drives other than "C"?
Post by: G8B4Life on January 16, 2021, 07:35:54 PM
Am I missing something simple here or is that just the way it is?

No, you are correct, RPA simply can not use any drive other than C.  It is a huge pita. A patch could probably be made to make it use other drives but Bill's Symlinking suggestion is probably the easiest way to deal with it if you don't want to put stuff on the C drive.

Also, another trap,  RPA can not see more than 82 folders and not more than 52 files in a folder so if your folder count where RPA is looking in is more than 82 every folder after the 82nd (alphabetically) will not be listed in RPA nor available to it. Same with the files.

- Tim