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 22.214.171.124 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
I checked the contents of that directory from a command prompt and
saw there were 3 .tdb files within that directory, an
user000.tdb and one associated with a name
matching her eBay store.
Note: you may not see the directory from the Windows Explorer,
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:
|DataDir||REG_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
directory created within it.
Note: don't make the registry changes while Turbo Lister is open.