Citavi 6 migration changed PDF paths

Lukas W. shared this question 17 months ago
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Hi,

I recently upgraded to Citavi 6.1 (automatically, I could not control this unfortunately). While some PDFs are listed correctly as [LAN] Documents for the respective titles most of them were changed to [Lokal] which means Citavi can't find them anymore. All PDFs are stored on a network drive. Interestingly the working titles have the full path while the changed PDFs show only a path relative to the Citavi project, which now just has an additional "C:\" in front of it.

Is there a way to change this without having to add each title again?

I also tried clicking on edit but I could not change the path in the pop-up window.

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Hi,

there were issues regarding relative paths when coverting Citavi 5 projects with Citavi 6.0 and 6.1. If you have the opportunity, please try again converting your Citavi 5 project with Citavi 6.2.

If you have already made changes in your Citavi 6 project, please upgrade to Citavi 6.2 anyway. This is essential because the Repair paths feature is buggy in Citavi 6.1.

Go to File > This project > Properties and select the Attachments tab.

If there is an option regarding relative paths, please disable it.

You can now click Repair paths and search for the components of the path (as displayed in the Citavi preview pane) that are wrong and replace them with the correct path on your network share.

Best regards

Sebastian

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Hi Sebastian,

Thanks for the swift reply! Unfortunately I can not easily upgrade to 6.2 or downgrade to 5 but I already asked our IT to bring 6.2 as soon as they can.

I tried repairing the paths with 6.1 but as you already pointed out it does not work properly.

Are relative paths generally not supported anymore? I could not find such an option in my version but will check as soon as I have access to 6.2

Best regards,Lukas

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Hi, Lukas

Yes, we've discontinued support for relative paths with the end of the USB installation option. In our opinion that was the only scenario, under which relative paths made sense. In all other cases complete (local or UNC) paths are always the better option. I'm very sorry that this now led to problems in your case.

There is, I'm afraid, no safe option of repairing the paths in Citavi 6.1.

Best regards

SEbastian

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Hi Sebastian,

Thanks for the info. I store my projects on a shared network drive and mainly used the relative paths to allow copying a complete project but this is nothing that I do regularly so absolute paths will do as well.

I managed to revert the upgrade for now and have Citavi 5 installed on my computer. As soon as 6.2 is offered I will then upgrade again.

Cheers,

Lukas