So far I am VERY VERY happy with the DIM. The points I am trying to bring up are suggestings to make a great product even better!
I was hoping that there would be a way to also organize if the DIM installs metadata updates or just the content updates.
But there are workarounds for that.
Back on topic:
I did notice one thing when installing the DIM.
It seems that there is a way to change the suggested default path of the content files.
That this would not be possible is was worried me first but turned out to be no problem.
it seems that there is no way to change where the DIM itself is installed?
I noticed that my e-mail adress is clearly visible in this folder
Again my original concern was privacy.
If you work at home with your family there are some concerns that the kids may play around with that account information.
If you are working in a large office and many different people have access to the same workstation one may also prefer that no User Account information is placed in the shared space that can be accessed by all users that log in.
There may even be work stations that give “Guest Users” access.
It is not a problem for me in my current situation but I still believe that it is something to be considered.
I post this intended as general feedback of things that may or may not have been considered
Currently I am well aware that most DS users are located at home. But one day it may be the case that DS will be used like photoshop by a large crowd of people in offices.
More important real pressing question:
Which DIM files do I have to make a backup of when I want to prepare for the next system crash or for a system update like win7 to win8?
My main idea is that I do not again want to download all files just in order to “feed” them to the DIM so it knows they are there.
Allthough downloading really is very fast. I prefer to have the DIM remembering after a crash / reinstallation what is allready placed in the runtime so that everything can be set up quickly when CMS, .dsx,dsa metadata backups etc were made as well.
I asume that I have to make a backup of all folders in:
I asume I probably should make a backup of my “/downloads” folder were the .zip and .dsx files are placed if I do not want to redownload them.
Are those .dsx files the “minimetadata” as they were called in another thread?
Is there any other location I missed?
I expected also something to be placed in C:\ProgramData\DAZ 3D because I found a folder called My DAZ Library there before.
But it vanished now after I started to do a clean installation.