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Change the location of saved xPad documents Apps
I have been enjoying this new text editor called xPad. here's a little blurb about how it works:
Product Description: xPad is a notepad/scrapbook application with robust drag and drop support for OS X 10.2 or greater. Manage an unlimited number of documents in a single window interface. Color-coded categories and document sorting allows for easy organization of text documents. xPad is a single solution replacement for Stickies, NotePad, Scrapbook and TextEdit.
However, one of its features (autosave documents) doesn't work quite as I wished it would. Autosaving my documents is all well and good, but I want to know where they are saved, so I can back them up with the rest of my data. So I found the folder where it was saving the documents to, and I copied it to my data partition. Then I created a symbolic link to the new location, so xPad basically reads and writes automatically still, but to a location that is easy for me to backup with the rest of my data. Here's how:

Make sure the application xPad is closed. In the Finder, open ~/Library/Application Support, and copy the folder "xPad" to a location of your choice. I have a separate data partition on my hard drive that I copied mine to. Delete the xPad folder located in Application Support. Now open Terminal and type:
 $ cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/
 $ ln -s /path/to/new/xPad
For example:
 $ ln -s /Volumes/17GB\ Data/working\ on/xPad
Now open xPad to make sure it opens with all your saved documents. Voila!

Note to the developer: Maybe you could add a preference in the future that allows the user to choose where to save their xPad documents. Thanks.
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Change the location of saved xPad documents
Authored by: spishack on Mar 22, '04 02:46:21PM

Yes, in the future xPad will also you to decide where to keep your documents. In the mean time, thanks for writing this hint.

Garrett Murray
getxpad.com



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Change the location of saved xPad documents
Authored by: spishack on Mar 22, '04 02:48:03PM

*cough* That should have said "will allow," not "will also." Sorry about that.



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