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    Default Is there a way to access multiple directories

    Right now I have consists/stock in three separate directories; my main Train Sim folder, payware from Train Simulations that has been recommended to be kept separate and lastly the PRR-EAST updated mini route. Can TSRE access these directories at once so I'll have access to all stock/consists to make changes or will I need to have duplicate stock/consists folders in all three directories so I'll have access to everything I need?

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    You can combine the files in the trains folders from the different directories into one main folder and then place a symbolic link in each location you want to run those trainsets/consists.
    That way you can have one or two sets of trains and consists and just change out the link when you want.
    That's what I did.

    Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdayt View Post
    You can combine the files in the trains folders from the different directories into one main folder and then place a symbolic link in each location you want to run those trainsets/consists.
    That way you can have one or two sets of trains and consists and just change out the link when you want.
    That's what I did.

    Randy
    I somewhat understand what you're saying but give me more info on the symbolic link and how to set that up.

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    I use Link Shell Extension from here.
    It lets you right click on a file/folder and then drop it where you want as a symbolic link. When you're done you just delete the link.
    I have a main Trains folder that's huge. Basically unmanageable, so I have a couple smaller trains folders with what I call "the good stuff".
    I can drop a link in any of several ORTS folders to use with the content there.
    It's really quite intuitive and easy to use.

    Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdayt View Post
    I use Link Shell Extension from here.
    It lets you right click on a file/folder and then drop it where you want as a symbolic link. When you're done you just delete the link.
    I have a main Trains folder that's huge. Basically unmanageable, so I have a couple smaller trains folders with what I call "the good stuff".
    I can drop a link in any of several ORTS folders to use with the content there.
    It's really quite intuitive and easy to use.

    Randy
    Thank you very much. This worked like a charm.

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    You're welcome.

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