4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2011 9:50 PM by auranor

    Moving the Digital Editions folder out of Documents

    auranor

      Hi Everyone,

       

      I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 (snow leopard). Is there a way for me to move the Digital Editions folder out of my Documents folder without screwing up the software? (I'd like to put it in a separate folder where I keep all of my ebooks.)

       

      It would be a big help if you have any suggestions.

       

      Sincerely Yours,

      ISB

        • 1. Re: Moving the Digital Editions folder out of Documents
          Jim_Lester Level 4

          ADE only looks for Digital Editions under your Documents Folder, however you can fool it by setting up a symlink in the Documents folder named Digital Editions that points to the right place (using ln -s in the command line  ie ln -s /Volumes/SecondDrive/ebooks/de ~/Documents/Digital\ Editions).

          • 2. Re: Moving the Digital Editions folder out of Documents
            auranor Level 1

            Thanks for responding so quickly, Jim.

             

            I'm kind of a novice when it comes to command line stuff. Would I go into Terminal to do this and then just type "ln -s /Volumes/SecondDrive/ebooks/de ~/Documents/Digital\ Editions"?

             

            Do I replace the "/Volumes/SecondDrive/ebooks/de ~/" with the path that I want it to point to?

             

            Thanks,

            ISB

            • 3. Re: Moving the Digital Editions folder out of Documents
              Jim_Lester Level 4

              You got the basic idea.  I would:

              1. Make sure you quit ADE
              2. Copy your current Digital Editions folder to where you want it to be (important make it a copy) and maybe rename it if you don't want it to be called Digital Editions.
              3. Rename the Digital Editions folder in your Documents folder to something like "Old Digital Editions"
              4. Open up Terminal window and type ln -s (and add a space at the end)
              5. Drag the folder that you created in step 2 onto the terminal window - this will add the full path onto the command line (ie the /Volumes/SecondDrive/ebooks/de above)
              6. Type in a space and then "~/Documents/Digital\ Editions"  without the double quotes into the terminal.
              7. In a finder window make sure it worked by making sure there is now a "Digital Editions" folder that opens up to the folder you created in step 2.
              8. Launch ADE and make sure it still works.

               

              Good Luck...

              • 4. Re: Moving the Digital Editions folder out of Documents
                auranor Level 1

                That worked perfectly. Thanks, Jim.