Moving the project file to a different location
If you want to move your InstallMate project file (the .im9 file) to a different location, then use the File > Save Project As... command rather than manually moving the file with Windows Explorer or a similar method.
The reason is that the InstallMate project file stores references to other files (such as the installation files, bitmaps, etc.) in a format that is relative to the location of the .im9 file itself.
- The advantage of doing so is that it allows the project to be accessed through different paths (for example, both locally and through a network share) and also that an entire project tree can be moved as one - as long as the relative file locations are preserved.
- The disadvantage is that moving just the .im9 file breaks the relative locations of the files.
Tip: If you want to change the way that InstallMate Builder stores file paths in a project file, then you can do so by choosing File > Properties from the main menu and clicking on the Preferences tab. The options on this tab allow you to fine-tune the stored file paths. However, we recommend that you exercise caution with these options, because absolute file paths might cause more problems than they solve.