Installation and application data folders

When you install iBase, you can install it in the folder suggested by the installer or to a folder of your choice. Regardless of where you choose to install the product, any data that is used by the i2 application is automatically copied to the application data folder as defined by the version of Microsoft™ Windows™ that you are running. These are hidden Windows folders.

The application data folder is defined by the version of Microsoft Windows that you are running. Users also have a folder for storing files such as iBase templates. The folder can also contain shortcuts to other folders that contain per user application data.

Per machine data

Data that is specific to the machine on which iBase is installed is held in the per machine application data area given previously. This is a copy of data in C:\Program Files. You should not use any data held in the Program Files area. If you choose to copy configuration files from one machine to another, then you should always overwrite the files in the application data area.

Data of this type consists of configuration files such as:

Folder Files or folders
i2\i2 iBase <n>\ en- us\Configuration


Military Iconlist.txt

Combined Iconlist.txt



i2\i2 iBase <n>\ en-us\CommandGroups CommandGroups.mdb
i2\i2 iBase <n>\ en-us\Settings

Settings.xml (as set by options in the Options dialog)

Note: All users have read/write access to this file unless you change the permissions on the file.
i2\i2 iBase <n>\ en-us\ WorkgroupTemplates *.idt files (the default workgroup templates supplied by IBM® and any templates that you want to make available to all users)
i2\i2 iBase <n>\ en-us\Mapping Mapping configuration files. For information on the mapping configuration files, see the release notes for iBase GIS Interfaces.
i2\i2 iBase <n>\ en-us\Scheduler Scheduler.mdb (you can specify an alternative location)

Per user data

Application data that is specific to a user of the machine is copied to, or created in, the per user application data folder given previously.