changing name/location of raw data

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changing name/location of raw data tannous  2017-11-08
 
Hi,
I was not aware that if the raw file path changes, for ex, if I change the location of the raw data (ie put it in a new subfolder within the same folder) or change the name of the folder where the raw data is, skyline cannot find it anymore. by find it I mean for ex, if I click on a peak to see the full scan, it does not work and it tells me it cannot find the raw file.
Sometimes I have to change the name of the folder or the location of the raw data within the folder to reo-organize as I accumulate more data .
Is there a way around that? for example, is there a way that skyline can still find the original raw data file as long as the name of the raw file itself is not changed?
thanks
Abla
 
 
Brendan MacLean responded:  2017-11-08
Hi Abla,
Skyline will always find raw data in the same folder as the document itself and also two parent folders up, since .sky.zip files create a subfolder when they are opened.

At present, this is the only method of reconnecting a Skyline document with its raw data: put the Skyline document in the same folder with the raw data or a subfolder no further than 2 away from the data.

I can see that it would be useful to allow users to specify a new path or paths to search for raw data in, ideally either relative or absolute. Maybe we can add this to the Document Settings soon.

https://skyline.ms/issues/home/issues/details.view?issueId=558

For now, though, the document will have to be put in the same folder, a child folder or a grand-child folder of the raw data folder.

--Brendan
 
tannous responded:  2017-11-08
Great, thanks for the info.
Sometimes I end up with more than 2 sub folders especially if I am running things through command line or importing data from different experiments.
Specifying the raw data path would be a very useful tool.
Thank you
Abla