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    Data files

    Does anyone know if for Symbian Signing proccess is it OK to put my own data files in folder like: !:\System\Data\SomeName?

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    Re: Data files

    The folder recommended for your own data files is !:\private\<your_app_id>

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    Re: Data files

    I know what is recomended, but what I'm looking for is an easy way to have "passive content" only with data files and embedded application sis file.

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    Re: Data files

    as julian said it would be recommended to put into the private folders, but incase you have two processes using any file and both processes are required be run in saparate times, you most likely can not use private folders.

    Anyway, there are no problems on using system\data folders for your own files, and I have signed three applications doing it already.

    yucca

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    Re: Data files

    Great news.

    Thanks guys for quick answers.

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    Re: Data files

    If you want the data to be available for a specific application you can also use the import subdirectory of the private folder of the application:

    !:\private\<your_app_id>\import

    This directory must have been created be the original application and should be writable by all other applications.

    Best Regards,
    Bernd

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    Re: Data files - backup/restore

    Quote Originally Posted by symbianyucca
    as julian said it would be recommended to put into the private folders, but incase you have two processes using any file and both processes are required be run in saparate times, you most likely can not use private folders.

    Anyway, there are no problems on using system\data folders for your own files, and I have signed three applications doing it already.
    How well does this work for backup and restore? As far as I know, one can't backup files within \system, for some reason.

    I can't use a private directory, since my component is a plugin dll.

    One trivial option is to store the settings within \data somewhere, but that's quite ugly, since the file is visible to the user. Are there any other good options? Shared database?

    // Martin

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    Re: Data files

    Hello,

    yes... we will use \System\Data\ or any other folder on the device to put application data, just needs to take care that it should be removed when application uninstalls.(according to symbian signed test criteria)

    Only to access data caged dir such as \sys\ ,\resource\ & !:\private\<your_app_id>\ of othere application needs ALLFILES & TCB capability.


    If we write files in !:\private\<your_app_id>\ of our application folder it will be removed when we uninstall the application.

    regards,
    bnvaikos

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