Where are Groups located in the system?

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Where are Groups located in the system?

Post by pkchu520 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:18 pm

When I am organizing Groups, where is the directory Groups are stored? Also how do I creat a new Group? Thanks for the support.
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Re: Where are Groups located in the system?

Post by hornakapopolis » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:23 pm

Since all the config files are encrypted, you'll have to do all of your organizing within Avant's interface at Books -> Groups -> Organize Groups. That's also where you can Create New Group

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Re: Where are Groups located in the system?

Post by mbrazil » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:03 pm

hornakapopolis wrote:...all the config files are encrypted...
I'd really like to know why this is the case. ASCII text config files would make it possible for users to fix problems without having to restore older backups of config files or rebuild their profiles. I can't think of any good reason to encrypt the config files.

It seems like Anderson is making a lot of changes that make Avant less configurable, more difficult to manage, and just plain fragile (encrypted config files, loss of ability to specify search engine strings, inability to move search-bar buttons, etc.). If he continues in this direction, he's going to drive away a lot of users. I'm very disappointed in this trend. It's ruining the configurablity advantage that Avant has traditionally had over all the other browsers, which was at the core of what made Avant great.

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Re: Where are Groups located in the system?

Post by Sara » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:11 pm

Hear! Hear! =D>
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Re: Where are Groups located in the system?

Post by AXEMAN » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:53 pm

I heard that bro. =D>

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Re: Where are Groups located in the system?

Post by pkchu520 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:29 pm

Can't agree with you more. Anderson, please pay attention to the comments here. Keep up the good work!
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Re: Where are Groups located in the system?

Post by bigC » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:34 pm

Actually the groups.dat file is not encrypted and can be edited. It is found here

%appdata%\Avant Profiles\.default

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Re: Where are Groups located in the system?

Post by pkchu520 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:06 pm

I cannot find my group file. Which folder is it under and what is the file name?
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Re: Where are Groups located in the system?

Post by bigC » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:05 pm

groups.dat

To locate it

1.Go to Windows Start
2.In the search box, Type or Copy/paste; %appdata%/Avant Profiles
3.Click OK.
4. If using local storage open the .default folder... If you use online storage, open the folder with your e-mail address.

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Re: Where are Groups located in the system?

Post by pkchu520 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:52 am

Big C, thank you very much. I fount groups.dat. It is a bit difficult to edit the big list I have but at least it is workable. I really appreciate it.
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