Database for file annotations
CodedColor uses a local XML database in the standard version. For the professional version we are planning to integrate an open SQL database like Interbase or MS-Access, which can be installed on a network drive. The local XML database is stored in a compressed binary format. The location of the main database file is Workdirectory\Data\FILES.BIN, but you can export this to FILES.XML in order to view the data in the Internet Explorer or a simple text editor.
You should not use both FILES.BIN could overwrite the healthy one in the Backup folder, without your chance of interaction. Read more in the Backup database topic.and at the same time, since a corrupted
Thumb database (Miniatures)
The thumb database is currently a directory containing thumb files. These are generated on-the-fly, when you open an Explorer window and view the contents of a directory. The thumb database (or cache) can be deleted, if you think that it is no longer synchronous with the annotation database. Use the button for this.
To learn more about the thumb database, open the newsgroup topic Why does it take long to browse a folder for the first time?
If the on-the-fly generation of thumbs slows down the browsing of folders, you have two useful options:
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