CLC_Data, placed under the user's home area.
On CLC Genomics Workbench, there is additionally a default folder for storing reference data8.1 called
CLC_References, placed under the user's home area.
If a default folder is not already present under the user's home area, it will be created on the file system when the Workbench starts up, and the corresponding Workebench file locations will be visible in the Workbench Navigation Area.
The location of default data areas can be changed, which can be useful in a number of circumstances, for example when quotas are applied to user home areas or where roaming user profiles are used. This is done by specifying the folders to use in a file called
path.properties and placing this file in the
settings folder of the Workbench installation. If this file is in place before the Workbench is started up, folders are not created in the original default locations, but are only created, if not already present, according to the information specified in this file.
Changing the default data locations
The settings for configuring default locations in a
path.properties file are:
- datadir For all CLC Workbenches: the full path to the default data location. The folder specified is created if it does not already exist.
- refdir For CLC Genomics Workbench: Either the full path to a folder called
CLC_References, or the path under which a folder called
CLC_Referencesis present or should be created.
Important: The default data folder (datadir) is fully specified by the path given in the path.properties file, whereas if the reference data area (refdir) does not end with
CLC_References, a folder of that name will be created under the path specified.
The following variables can be used when specifying the desired path:
- the user name of the current user
- the home directory of the current user
- the short name of the workbench (clcgenomicswb or clcmainwb)
You can use either forward slashes (normally used on Mac and Linux) or backslashes (normally used on Windows) in the configuration file. The Workbench will use the appropriate type of slash character depending on the platform.
datadir = $home/CLC_Data (the default) datadir = X:\clcstorage\$user refdir = X:\clcstorage\$user\CLC_References refdir = /scratch/$user (equivalent to /scratch/$user/CLC_References)
You can download a sample
path.properties file from
Where Workbench location information is stored
When the Workbench is shut down for the first time, a file called
model_settings_300.xml is created in user level
settings folder. Data location information is read from this file when starting up the Workbench again.
model_settings_300.xml file is deleted, then the next time the Workbench starts up it will again look for the
datadir property in the
The location of the
model_settings_300.xml file depends on the operating system being used. See User-level information for details.