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Storing Data Files in a external hard drive

Level 1

I am using a desk top stand alone computer and for security reasons I would prefer not to leave client data files in the computers built in "C" drive. I would like to keep them in a external hard drive which I can disconnect at the end of the day and place in a secure location. Does anyone know if rather than using the default directories for present and prior year client data I can change the directory locations to an external hard drive and move the files to them on the external hard drive without effecting the performance of the program?

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Level 15
Level 15

Tools >Options > Directories    you can change where the data files are stored 


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Level 11

Yes, I have been doing that for years.

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Level 1

So you don't have your client files inside your computer? Your have them all on the external drive? What type of external drive do you use? Powered or un-powered? Approx how many clients do you have?

Thank you. 

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Sorry, 30 year user, I just saw this now. I checked out but wasn't sure about external drives, powered or unpowered, so I just use a dedicated PC.

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Level 15

I'm sure you already back that up somewhere.  Since hardware-based encryption that comes with hard disks is not known to be the most secure, you may consider using third-party software such as Veracrypt instead.

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