What Are Those 3 Files PS Creates?

swooper
2006-09-12
2012-09-17
  • swooper
    swooper
    2006-09-12

    On my Windows machine, when I installed PWS 3.02 and ran it the first time, I saw 3 new files created: xxx.psafe3, xxx.psafe3.plk and psafe3~

    What are they? Do they all need to stay together?

     
    • swooper
      swooper
      2006-09-12

      Not an answer to the above question, just an observation: The tool tray icon changes from green to red to indicate status of the database. Unfortunately, one out of 12 guys can't tell because that percentage of males are red-green colorblind.

       
      • Rony Shapiro
        Rony Shapiro
        2006-09-12

        Actually, we thought of that when designing the icons, if you'll look closeley, you'll see that they also have representations of open and closed padlocks in the red and green versions, resp.

        Improvements to graphics gratefully accepted...

        Rony

         
    • Rony Shapiro
      Rony Shapiro
      2006-09-12

      Hi,

      • .psafe3 is the actual database.
      • .plk is a "lock" file, used to indicate that the database is open already, and if so, by whom.
      • .psafe3~ is an automatic backup - it contains a copy of the database before the last save.

      Bottom line: When copying or moving the database, you only need to take care of the .psafe3 file.

      Rony

       
    • swooper
      swooper
      2006-09-12

      Thank you for the clarifications, Rony!