Mike Chaney's Tech Corner
June 17, 2019, 06:44:39 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Feb 2013: Qimage Ultimate Challenges... have fun and explore features!
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  

Professional Photo Printing for Windows
Print with
Qimage and see what you've been missing!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Recall saved printer settings  (Read 744 times)
AHindman
Newbie
*
Posts: 16


View Profile
« on: April 15, 2019, 07:54:13 PM »

I am saving my printer settings on a local server and would like qimage to remember that location instead of defaulting to the save folder on the c drive.  Thanks!
Logged
Fred A
Forum Superhero
*****
Posts: 5031



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 09:00:43 PM »

Quote
I am saving my printer settings on a local server and would like qimage to remember that location instead of defaulting to the save folder on the c drive.  Thanks!

Qimage saves the printe setups for you including everything related, including paper size and type.
You save the settings you want after clicking the P button with a unique name.

When you want to use a saved setup for a Canon pro 100 using A3 Luster paper with profile and driver settings corrected for that paper, use RECALL. Find the unique saved name, by clicking Recall, and then the P button for Printer.
Fred
« Last Edit: April 15, 2019, 09:30:11 PM by Fred A » Logged
Terry-M
The Honourable Metric Mann
Forum Superhero
*****
Posts: 3153



View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 07:05:34 AM »

In the Utilities menu there's and item to migrate all the Application Data to another drive. This will include saved printer setups.
Terry
Logged
AHindman
Newbie
*
Posts: 16


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 04:22:22 PM »

The problem that I am having is that I am saving my print settings on a local server.  I have multiple work stations and multiple printers.  When I click on recall it takes me to the folder on my local drive.  It does not remember that I chose a different folder location the previous time.  I want to be able to save settings to a shared location (my server) and have all work stations be able to access that folder.  They can access it, but they have to navigate to the location every time rather than the program remembering that location.  Currently, if I change setups then I have to change or import to each workstation rather than updating a shared file on a server.
Logged
Fred A
Forum Superhero
*****
Posts: 5031



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 08:25:22 PM »

Quote
Currently, if I change setups then I have to change or import to each workstation rather than updating a shared file on a server.

I don't see a way to SAVE AS where you can choose you destination folder.
So if it was very important to me, I would write a very small 2 line batch file, which with a click will COPY from C:\Programdata\ddisoftware\qimage\save folder to the server folder. You can use the *.prt and *.prn as filters so you will only copy printer setups.
Another way is to use the Migrate data feature found under the Utilities menu called MIGRATE
That will move all the data to your chosen destination. Then  it asks you if you want QU to use this new location, or continue using old location and you only wanted a backup copy.
One of these solutions should work for you.

The MIGRATE option is the cleanest and seems to sound like it is what you want.
Fred
Logged
Fred A
Forum Superhero
*****
Posts: 5031



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2019, 09:29:09 AM »

Quote
I have multiple work stations and multiple printers.

Terry reminded me that one of your issues was multiple work stations. I missed that.
How to make the work stations use the new server location of the data.
As you install QU in the various computers, go slowly and you will see the option during install, to select your new server location. This should tell your QU to save and retrieve from the new data location.
Logged
admin
Administrator
Forum Superhero
*****
Posts: 2791



View Profile Email
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2019, 02:53:21 PM »

I think Fred's initial idea of a batch file that copies setups to the network machine might be best.  I wouldn't recommend changing the application data folder to a network location because that will put thumbnails, raw cache, program settings, and other options on a network computer and that could cause problems/conflicts with other computers using the same location (or even bigger problems if the networked PC is not turned on or is currently unavailable on the LAN).

In general, it's not even a good idea to copy printer setups to multiple machines because there is no guarantee that the printer name, port assignments, and driver versions will be the same from one networked PC to another.  If you are careful to name the printer the same on each machine, make sure each is running the same driver version, etc. you can do it but the printer setups are probably better handled locally so Fred's idea of copying via a batch file or drag/drop is probably the cleanest way to do it.  For example, if you take the convention of naming your setups with the same prefix like Q-Shared-Setup followed by a description, you could make the Qimage "Save" folder on the network PC shareable and then your batch file that you put on your desktop could have only one line in it.  Something like:

copy C:\Programdata\ddisoftware\Qimage\Save\Q-Shared-Setup*.pr* \\MyNetworkComputerName\Save

Regards,
Mike
Logged
avi8tor61
Newbie
*
Posts: 3


View Profile Email
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019, 09:45:37 PM »

Can anyone tell me how to post a question or start a new thread?Huh?>
Logged
Fred A
Forum Superhero
*****
Posts: 5031



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2019, 09:04:08 AM »

Quote
Can anyone tell me how to post a question or start a new thread?Huh?>
Scroll down until you find a category that gets close to the topic of your question.
Then, look for a button, upper right that says new topic.
Go from there.
Fred
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!