- All the files and folders used by KwikText can be accessed by clicking the Info then File Locations buttons.
- When KwikText runs the first time, and after you accept the license agreement, it creates a KwikText folder in your user folder. It creates two subfolders, one for Data and one for Templates. The Templates folder contains your templates and the Data folder contains all the other files KwikText uses. You can create a Pointer File at any time to change this behavior.
- KwikText looks in the Settings File for most of its program settings. If it doesn't find a settings file, it creates one. That means you can delete the settings file to return KwikText to its default settings. KwikText saves settings when it performs certain operations and when you close it.
- Before it loads, KwikText looks for a Translations File. If it finds one, it will use the translations to name the buttons and other items. Otherwise it will use its defaults.
- If errors occur while KwikText is running, it saves a brief comment in the Log File.
- If you choose to archive a template, it's saved in the Archives Folder. If a template to be archived has the same name as an existing one, its name is appended with a number so old templates are not overridden by newer ones.
- By default, KwikText files and folders are saved in a KwikText folder under the current user's folder. You can change that location by manually creating a pointer file.
- A pointer file is a plain text file, named pointer.txt, that is located in the KwikText executable file folder (that is, the same folder where the kwiktext.jar or KwikText.exe file is located).
- It contains one line of text, which is the location where you want the KwikText folder to be located.
- When KwikText opens, it looks for the pointer file. If it exists and the first line points to a legal location, KwikText will create a new KwikText folder, along with Data and Templates subfolders at that location.
- If you add a pointer file while KwikText is running, you'll have to restart KwikText. You may have to agree to the License Agreement again, and you'll probably want to change the templates folder location, especially if it points to an old location.