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Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by Alceste, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Alceste

    Alceste Flightless Bird

    I have countless links to files on my computer from ON.
    I changed computer, and under Windows 7, the location of My Documents is no
    longer the same. Those links are all dead.
    Would there be a way of changing all those links, my indicating to ON
    somewhere that the first part of the path should be replaced by something
    else? This option does exist with other software (I recently did just this
    with ATLASti.
    (ON 2010, Windows 7)
    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    Alceste wrote:
    > I have countless links to files on my computer from ON.
    > I changed computer, and under Windows 7, the location of My Documents
    > is no longer the same. Those links are all dead.


    Couldn't you remodel your file-system so that you have the same folders
    on the new system?
    Perhaps a couple of NTFS-links might be of help.
    If you need help for doing so, pls let us know.

    > Would there be a way of changing all those links, my indicating to ON
    > somewhere that the first part of the path should be replaced by
    > something else? This option does exist with other software (I
    > recently did just this with ATLASti.


    Unfortunately there is no way to for some kind of "batch-conversion" to
    achieve this :-( :-(
    It would need a programmer to write a PowerToy.

    Rainald
     
  3. Alceste

    Alceste Flightless Bird

    On Jan 10, 6:58 pm, "Rainald Taesler" <taes...@gmx.de> wrote:
    > Alcestewrote:
    > > I have countless links to files on my computer from ON.
    > > I changed computer, and under Windows 7, the location of My Documents
    > > is no longer the same. Those links are all dead.

    >
    > Couldn't you remodel your file-system so that you have the same folders
    > on the new system?
    > Perhaps a couple of NTFS-links might be of help.
    > If you need help for doing so, pls let us know.
    >
    > > Would there be a way of changing all those links, my indicating to ON
    > > somewhere that the first part of the path should be replaced by
    > > something else? This option does exist with other software (I
    > > recently did just this with ATLASti.

    >
    > Unfortunately there is no way to  for some kind of "batch-conversion" to
    > achieve this :-( :-(
    > It would need a programmer to write a PowerToy.
    >
    > Rainald


    A couple of NTFS links?
    my hd is indeed ntfs but i don't know what you are suggesting
     
  4. Alceste

    Alceste Flightless Bird

    On Jan 25, 4:48 pm, Alceste <david.lei...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 10, 6:58 pm, "Rainald Taesler" <taes...@gmx.de> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Alcestewrote:
    > > > I have countless links to files on my computer from ON.
    > > > I changed computer, and under Windows 7, the location of My Documents
    > > > is no longer the same. Those links are all dead.

    >
    > > Couldn't you remodel your file-system so that you have the same folders
    > > on the new system?
    > > Perhaps a couple of NTFS-links might be of help.
    > > If you need help for doing so, pls let us know.

    >
    > > > Would there be a way of changing all those links, my indicating to ON
    > > > somewhere that the first part of the path should be replaced by
    > > > something else? This option does exist with other software (I
    > > > recently did just this with ATLASti.

    >
    > > Unfortunately there is no way to  for some kind of "batch-conversion"to
    > > achieve this :-( :-(
    > > It would need a programmer to write a PowerToy.

    >
    > > Rainald

    >
    > A couple of NTFS  links?
    > my hd is indeed ntfs but i don't know what you are suggesting


    YES - this did it. I defined some hard links, and all is well - many
    thanks, rainald.
    Alceste
     
  5. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    Alceste wrote:
    > On Jan 25, 4:48 pm, Alceste wrote:
    >> On Jan 10, 6:58 pm, "Rainald Taesler"wrote:
    >> > Alceste wrote:


    >> > > I have countless links to files on my computer from ON.
    >> > > I changed computer, and under Windows 7, the location of My
    >> > > Documents is no longer the same. Those links are all dead.

    >>
    >> > Couldn't you remodel your file-system so that you have the same
    >> > folders on the new system?
    >> > Perhaps a couple of NTFS-links might be of help.
    >> > If you need help for doing so, pls let us know.

    >>
    >> A couple of NTFS links?
    >> my hd is indeed ntfs but i don't know what you are suggesting

    >
    > YES - this did it. I defined some hard links, and all is well - many
    > thanks, rainald.


    Great!
    Thanks for the follow up.
    And pls excuse me for not having replied to your last posting. It seemed
    to me that you were not familiar with "symbolic links", "hard links",
    "junctions" etc. and so I looked around for material I might point you
    to.

    All the best
    Rainald
    P.S. Your question led me to conclusion that we'd need at least a
    PowerToy for changing the Hyperlinks to files in a bulk process. The
    current situation may be a true obstacle when migrating from one
    computer to another one - especially when moving from XP to Vista or
    Win7 with their different hierarchies for the Standard folders.
     
  6. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    >
    > P.S. Your question led me to conclusion that we'd need at least a
    > PowerToy for changing the Hyperlinks to files in a bulk process. The
    > current situation may be a true obstacle when migrating from one
    > computer to another one - especially when moving from XP to Vista or
    > Win7 with their different hierarchies for the Standard folders.
    >
    >


    I fully agree with that suggestion !!!

    The current situation is just bad design, from the start on.
    Now it becomes a pain ;-)

    Bernd
     
  7. Alceste

    Alceste Flightless Bird

    Two l ideas.
    - locations might be made relative to current location, as an option,
    from now on.
    - but i would recommend your looking at the way atlas.ti
    (www.atlasti.com) does it. Their well thought-out software is intended
    to be used by various people in parallel, files are allowed to move,
    to be shared .... I believe there are many commonalities.

    as to my knowledge of hard links and such, you surmised correctly, I
    had no idea what you meant, but your terse comment pointed me in the
    right direction and by diligent sleuthing i worked out what i needed
    (I still don't know much)

    Alceste
     

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