Yeah, when it comes to DIM, I prefer to leave that entire directory as DIM Only!!! And then use the standard file system we used to use in completely separate locations for manual installs. That way, if you wish to move stuff in your DIM directory, use DIM to do it.
I’ve never used database type stuff for anything about my Poser models and such.
For that stuff, I am holding on to my entire old runtime system. You know, one for V4, one for M4, etc., Then use the DIM for everything Genesis related. Genesis has a whole new system and it needs to be maintained. This is some heavy stuff. Mess something up and you’ll be back asking about “An Error Has Occurred”, which none of us like.
When I made DAZ 3D Install Manager 101a video, i decided in the middle to go ahead and start new runtimes for all of my DAZ purchases in their own, fresh new runtimes, kept up to date with new purchases using DIM. It’s pretty cool.
So if you use DIM to install something and you wish to move it, open the DIM and go to the Installed tab and place a check mark in all of the products that you want to relocate. With everything selected, even if you installed them to different places, click “Uninstall”.
If you’ve selected the “Delete after install” option, you’ll immediately see these products back in the Ready to Download tab - otherwise they’ll show up in Ready to Install tab.
I always leave my “Show Details” window open at the bottom. So I go to Ready to Download and click the gear icon in there - or just click on the gear up in the right corner and add the new location in the Installation tab… just click the ‘+’ sign to add the new directory.
Whatever new directory you add then becomes available in the “Show Details” window in the main tabs. You just select it in the drop down box and select all of the items you want in that location and run the Queue!
Example: I buy an item for V4, two for Genesis and a car. I go to my Ready to Install tab. In the ‘Content Shortcuts’ box inside of ‘Show Details’ I click the arrow and choose any of my installation paths.
I see that it is still on “Recommended DAZ~” location. Since I have two items that need to go there (my two Genesis items) I just select them and run the queue.
That done, I change the Content Shortcut to V4 and select that item to download/install.
Next I select the ‘Vehicles’ shortcut (another location I’ve made) and install the car.
It’s all like, faster than opening and dragging the contents of a zip.