In order to maintain user settings between sessions, TASKE Desktop stores some information in a configuration folder. By default this folder is named .taske and is located in the user’s Windows profile directory. This article describes how to change the default location to a different folder.
TASKE version 8.9.3196 or greater. If you require, you can upgrade your TASKE.
Adding a configuration file in the root of the TASKE Desktop installation folder will instruct Desktop to store its settings files elsewhere.
- Locate the installation directory of Desktop. By default, this is in the Windows Program Files folder, in the subfolder …\TASKE\Contact. The file ttdsktop.jar is located in this folder.
- Create a text file named ttdsktop.home in the Desktop installation folder.
- Edit the ttdsktop.home file to specify the path for the user settings in the first line of the file. The path may be a local directory, or a network share. For example:
As an option, you can include [USER] one or more times, such as:
where [USER] is replaced with the Windows user name at run-time. This option is useful when using the ttdsktop.home file is on a shared computer where different Windows users login.
- Save the file.
- Restart Desktop in order to have the change take effect.
Note: to maintain the current user settings, move the contents of the .taske folder from the user’s Windows profile directory to the new folder location.