Files and File Locations

iData Kwik Files

iData Kwik datafiles contain your data, organized into records. Datafile file names end with .id3.

File Locations

Datafiles should go into an iData Kwik Datafiles folder, inside an iData folder in the Documents folder.

         <your user name>
                                     iData Kwik Datafiles

or said another way: ~/Documents/iData/iData Kwik Datafiles  (The tilde ~ is commonly used as shorthand to indicate your personal folder, which is located inside the Users folder on your start-up drive. Folder names are separated by the forward slash / character.)

The iData Kwik Datafiles folder is used to build the Datafiles  menu in iData Kwik.

Although you can put your datafiles anywhere, you must specify the location of the iData folder when iData Kwik asks for it. Only those files that are in that location will show up in the Datafiles menu in iData Kwik.

If you need to put datafiles in other locations, you should make an alias to those datafiles, and then put the alias files into the iData Kwik Datafiles folder. It is also possible to put your  iData folder, and its contents, in some other location--even on a different drive or drive partition. In that case, you should create an alias to that iData folder and place the alias in your Documents folder. Then, remove the " alias" from the name of the alias folder (making sure to also remove the space in front of "alias").

You can also create sub-folders within the iData Kwik Datafiles folder, and use those to further organize your datafiles. Sub-folders will show up as sub-menus in the Datafiles menu. Only one level of sub-folders is supported by the Datafiles menu.

         1. If you want to share datafiles with other users who log in separately, you can place them in the /Users/Shared/ folder on your hard drive, and then place aliases to them in each user's iData Kwik Datafiles folder.

         2. The iData Kwik preference file is named com.idatapartners.idatakwik.plist and appears in

         <your user name>

or said another way: ~/Library/Preferences/com.idatapartners.idatakwik.plist

Your Library folder is normally invisble in the Finder. In order to open it:

       1. Click in the Finder.

       2. In the Finder Go menu, select Go To Folder....

       3. In the dialog that comes up, enter ~/Library.


       4. and click the Go button. This will cause your Library folder to open.

On rare occasions, you may need to trash your preference file, so it's a good idea to know where it is located.

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