4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 16, 2008 10:17 AM by DerekMoore

    unable to find common library on pc

    DerekMoore
      I have just been trying to create a symble in an online excersise and when I save the symble to the common library all is good! but when I try to retreve it the path to the library is missing ie
      documents and settings/me/aplication data this is the folder that is missing and beyond "aplication data" but when i have created the symble within fireworks i can see the file being saved into the library.
      again it is on a PC can anyone help please
      best wishes Derek
        • 1. Re: unable to find common library on pc
          Level 7
          DerekMoore wrote:
          > I have just been trying to create a symble in an online excersise and when I
          > save the symble to the common library all is good! but when I try to retreve it
          > the path to the library is missing ie
          > documents and settings/me/aplication data this is the folder that is missing
          > and beyond "aplication data" but when i have created the symble within
          > fireworks i can see the file being saved into the library.
          > again it is on a PC can anyone help please
          > best wishes Derek
          >
          Make sure you have a document open in Fireworks first. The Common
          Library panel should then populate with files. Chances are it will be in
          the custom symbols folder.

          HTH

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          • 2. Re: unable to find common library on pc
            DerekMoore Level 1
            Hi thank you for your reply BUT!!
            i am trying to learn this http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/fireworks/articles/frwcs3it_sitemapsymbol_03.html

            and when i get to:Choose Commands > Create Symbol Script.
            In the Create Symbol Script dialog box, click the "..." button in the top-right corner, locate the symbol you saved to the Common Library/mysitemap folder, and then click OK.


            Note: In Windows XP, the Common Library is located in the Documents and Settings/<user account>/Application Data/Adobe/Fireworks CS3 folder. In Windows Vista, the Common Library is located in the Users/<user account>/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Fireworks folder. In Mac OS, it’s in the Users/<user account>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fireworks CS3 folder
            on page 3
            i click on the ... button and try to follow the path but as i said earlier the directory "aplication data" does not exist??

            any idea?
            best wishes Derek

            • 3. Re: unable to find common library on pc
              Level 7
              DerekMoore wrote:
              > Hi thank you for your reply BUT!!
              > i am trying to learn this
              > http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/fireworks/articles/frwcs3it_sitemapsymbol_03.h
              > tml
              >
              > and when i get to:Choose Commands > Create Symbol Script.
              > In the Create Symbol Script dialog box, click the "..." button in the
              > top-right corner, locate the symbol you saved to the Common Library/mysitemap
              > folder, and then click OK.
              >
              >
              > Note: In Windows XP, the Common Library is located in the Documents and
              > Settings/<user account>/Application Data/Adobe/Fireworks CS3 folder. In Windows
              > Vista, the Common Library is located in the Users/<user
              > account>/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Fireworks folder. In Mac OS, it?s in the
              > Users/<user account>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fireworks CS3 folder
              > on page 3
              > i click on the ... button and try to follow the path but as i said earlier the
              > directory "aplication data" does not exist??
              >
              > any idea?
              > best wishes Derek
              >
              >
              >
              The Application Data folder is hidden by default in Windows XP.

              From Windows Help;
              To display hidden files and folders.
              Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
              *Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
              *Double-click Folder Options.
              On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files
              and folders.

              A search for 'view hidden folders' will bring up the directions if these
              aren't clear.

              SKB
              • 4. Re: unable to find common library on pc
                DerekMoore Level 1
                thank you so much! now why did'nt I think of that? laugh
                all the best Derek