How to Change Database Location

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change database location

By default the database location is on you C: drive. But if you work on multiple locations you might want to move the Database to a network drive or to a Dropbox/Microsoft Drive folder. Learn how to change the location of your database.

Time to finish: 5 minutes
Required: A 3D scan of a foot
Required: LutraCAD Manager

Please note that there is also a YouTube video available for this tutorial.

Step 1: Create New Folder

Open the network drive, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive and create a new folder. For example: 'LutraCAD Database'.

Open the network drive, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive and create a new folder.

Step 2: Copy Old Database

Optional: Go to the old directory of the database (by default C:\LutraCAD\database) and copy all folders and paste them in the newly created folder.

Copy The Old Database

Step 3: Go To Settings

Go to the LutraCAD Manager and open the Settings (Cogwheel left bottom).

Go to the LutraCAD Manager and open the Settings

Step 4: Add New Database Location

In the Settings on the General tab click on the 'Add folder' icon next to 'Database Locations'. Navigate to the newly created folder, select the folder and click 'OK'.

Add New Database Location

Step 5: Delete Old Folder

In the list there is still the original directory (C:\LutraCAD\database), select the item and click on the DEL key on your keyboard.

Now only the new folder is visible in the list. Click on 'SAVE'.

LutraCAD will restart.

Delete Old Folder

Step 6: Test

To test the result, create a new client and in the Windows Explorer go the new database location. A new folder should be added with the newly entered information.

Test

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