My old computer (Windows XP from the late 1990s) died last weekend and I bought a new one with Windows 8.1. In the old system I had my programs and all my data on drives other than the C drive because of limited space on the C drive. I was able to recue all the drives out of the old computer and make them external drives to my new laptop. I had already updated to TMG version 8.08 on the old computer and was using the multi drive setup fine for all my project files.
Now with the new system I am having trouble getting TMG to take changes to preferences in the saved projects that open OK from the external drive data drive that I saved. The TMG program remembers the change to the default Project Path I make on the general tab under Program Options. However, when I reset the paths on the advanced tab under Current Project Options to reflect how my files are currently (only a drive letter change from the old setup) the TMG program immediately overrides all but two of the paths to the default C:UsersnameDocumentsThe Master Genealogist v8... (configuration files, export, repeat files, report output, slideshow, and timelines). It leaves backups and exhibit folder alone. I assume because I selected don't change exhibit folder. Even when I fully retype all the paths to be what I need them to be now, TMG does not recognize the changes when I next open the project.
So far I have not made any other changes to any projects except for the preferences change in one project, but I need to resolve this issue so I can continue with my research.
I seem to remember this being discussed before but I could not find the thread.