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Sun, Nov 08, 2009 8:10 pm

Using a Shared Database at a Network Location with eBay's Turbo Lister 2

My wife uses eBay's Turbo Lister 2 to manage her eBay auctions. She has a custom template she uses and wanted to have her laptop and desktop systems use the same information, i.e. any change she made in the program while working on the laptop would be seen by Turbo Lister on her desktop system and vice versa. The laptop was new; she had been using Turbo Lister 2 exclusively on the desktop system.

So when I installed Turbo Lister 2 (version was shown when I clicked on Help and About Turbo Lister after installing the software) on her laptop running Windows 7, I checked to see what registry value it was using, after I ran the program once, to point to the location it uses for its data directory. There was no option for specifying the location for the program's data when I checked under Tools and Options in the program, so I had to find the location in the registry. On the Windows 7 laptop, I saw the following registry value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\eBay\Turbo Lister2:

DataDirREG_SZC:\ProgramData\eBay\Turbo Lister2

I checked the contents of that directory from a command prompt and saw there were 3 .tdb files within that directory, an App.tdb, a user000.tdb and one associated with a name matching her eBay store.

Note: you may not see the directory from the Windows Explorer, since C:\ProgramData is a hidden directory, if you don't have it configured to show hidden folders. But, if you get a command prompt and issue the command, dir "C:\ProgramData\eBay\Turbo Lister2", you should see its contents.

On her Windows XP desktop system, I found the following registry value for the location of Turbo Lister's databases:

DataDirREG_SZ C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\eBay\Turbo Lister2

I copied the contents of the directory C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\eBay\Turbo Lister2 from the desktop system to a shared network folder. Then on both systems I changed the registry value for DataDir to point to that location. E.g., you could use the following, if the system that was sharing the folder was named MyServer and the shared folder was shared as Auctions with a Turbo Lister2 directory created within it.

DataDirREG_SZ \\MyServer\Auctions\Turbo Lister2

Note: don't make the registry changes while Turbo Lister is open.

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Sun, Nov 08, 2009 5:57 pm

Movie Collector 6.4.1 Customization

I installed Movie Collector™ on my wife's new laptop today. Since we want all systems in the household to use a common movie database, I configured it to use a database stored on a shared network folder.

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