April 17th, 2006
I do almost all my work in the web-based world of Shockwave and use shared casts. If the content is not placed in a path that includes a “dswmedia” folder the shared cast content can’t be loaded (see Technote 15497) when you are trying to preview the media locally.
I’ve worked with lots of dswmedia subfolders on my hard drive over the years, but finally just went ahead and changed the name of my HD to dswmedia. Now everything sits inside my dswmedia folder (such as /dswmedia/Users/raman/Desktop/funstuff/demo.dcr).
I’ve thought about doing this for years, but always like to have HD’s with more entertaining names such as Spock’s Brain. Dswmedia is not as much fun as Spock, but I’m learning to live with it.
This of course was on OSX where all paths start with the volume (named dswmedia in my case). On Windows can you rename your HD dswmedia so you could do the same thing, or will it always have to start with a single letter? I don’t know the answer to that one.
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