eric2001 Absent Member.
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Filr 3.0 not working well with Intuit apps

Anybody have this issue ...
We have users that put their Quicken and/or Quickbook files in their Filr personal storage. For Quicken if you do not logout of Filr before you start up the program, you will have issues. Mostly it won't allow you to use backup features to copy the files to another location before exiting. Not a huge deal, if you get into the habit of logging out of Filr before you start Quicken. Also sync'ing Quicken files is a mess. Filr seems to be confused about which main data file or index file are the correct ones to sync, even if the dates of the files clearly indicate which one is the most recent. Consquently Filr makes multiple "conflicting copies" of the files. The good news, is if you simply close your eyes and trust Filr (even though you now have several "conflicting copies" and just use quicken, it does open the most recent databases.

Quickbooks is a little different. You have to unload Filr completely from memory, logging out isn't enough. If you don't, Quickbooks tells you that you can use the data on Read-Only mode only.

We put in an SR for this on Ver 2 and it seemed to get semi fixed (i.e. the quicken problem never went away, but at least we could open the files, where before the Novell fix, we couldn't even do that), but the issues are back w/ ver 3.

Perhaps we missed a readme somewhere that says you cannot use Filr for DB type files.
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eric2001 Absent Member.
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Re: Filr 3.0 not working well with Intuit apps

btw, the same is true for access files. If you try working on an access db that sits inside of a sync'd filr desktop folder, you get "read-only" unless you completely remove filr from the desktop memory.
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Re: Filr 3.0 not working well with Intuit apps

Am 26.01.2017 um 02:26 schrieb Eric2001:
>
> btw, the same is true for access files. If you try working on an access
> db that sits inside of a sync'd filr desktop folder, you get "read-only"
> unless you completely remove filr from the desktop memory.
>
>

Same problem with other M$ Office files. Found here a simple Excel sheet
on my personal folder "conflict with...".
And also by the coworkers with Indesign 5.5.
It generally depends on the way, how these applications handle open
files. Hold open the active file and create the .bak after during close
the file? Or copy the active file to .bak and create a new one. Or open
the file for presenting only and close immediate and open again only for
purpose?
It seemes to be generally a good way, not to set the documents folder to
$filr\my files\start. I´m confessing just doing that :-))

But do you want Filr to be held responsible for handling open files in
different manner depending of file extension? May be a way - ask MF.
They will tell you, how many different procedures they have to implement.

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