SNAGIT QUESTION OF DATA STORE: Moving files to a new location

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I am changing the default location of the Snagit Data Store.  I figured that out.  What I need to know is can I move the files from the old location to the new location and be sure Snagit will recognize them.  I am using 12.3.2. on a WINDOWS 7 Machine.   I found the method to change the default location - that was a snap.  But my question is one I need to answer quickly as my C: drive is now almost full and it's my Snagit video captures that are the culprit.

No need for a Screen grab as I am sure you know what mean...

Thanks.

RIchaard
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I didn't want to delete this but I think the answer is that SNAGIT will MOVE the automatically saved files when you re-start after the change in default location....  Good job I didn't manually move them!!  A good reply from you on this will make it get archived in questions so someone else might find it!   If I've missed anything, let me know.
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Yes BUT ... make a copy of the datasrore somewhere in case something goes wrong. You may find that things are not in the library. If so then go into datastore, and open all the .SNAG files to get them back in
Just keep that in your back pocket in case you need it :)
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Thanks, Rick.
I had copied the video files to a separate location -- just in case.
The operation did work out OK however the items don't show in the "recents" panel below the video/image editor.  They are in the library.  A few, I think, got lost in the shuffle but I use Snagit so much I am not sure what they are.

I need to develop a workflow to use the tags in the library to have better management of my older stuff... maybe there's a method/procedure to do that somewhere in this community....  

In the meantime, my C: drive is now happier w 11G of new space and my D: drive barely noticed the addition of the new files.
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I hope all that was not in the datastore. Datastore is a temp directory and if you  can lose them. It is meant for things you might be working on. I save everything out when I am done with it and have few files in my datastore
If I read this incorrectly please forgive. There has been a lot of discussion here. SOme people were living out of the datastore. Even if you have it backed up it is loaded with snagit generated names that don't tell you what they are. 
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I do save out  my finished videos but often shoot annotated graphics up onto the web using the Flickr share tool.  They stick around in Snagit unsaved.   Do you know of guides or suggestions on how to use the Snagit library more effectively? I am not sure i understand its architecture as it seems to be working w that Data Store file collection.... hmmmm....
I think I might be taking risks in terms of back-ups and being under efficient (or at least lacking deliberate actions) in use of the library tools.  Thanks!
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The library shows all the items you have worked on in Snagit whether you saved them with a file name or just left them as is in the datastore. If you keep editing a file throughout time the only way you know if it has been saved is by right clicking and reading details. If you saved  the file first and then edited it, there will be an orange star on the upper left of the recent icon ... until you save it again
All of your unsaved files in the datastore are .SNAG files so you can edit them and delete text or shapes that you have added. If you save the file with a file name SNAG is the only file extension that will let you keep working in the manner I described. Any other file format gets flattened when you save it. When you save to somewhere the file in the datastore is deleted. i.e if you have been working on a file it is a is in SNAG format in the datastore. When you save it as a (say) PNG the file in the datastore is GONE

The Library itself needs a lot of work. I don't use it much except to quickly find something without leaving the editor. I  use windows explorer with the folder set to large icons to peruse what I have saved