Time Clock MTS stores all of its’ local configuration and log files in the common program data directory on the computer that it is installed on. It can be useful to know where this directory is for several reasons, you might want to move the Time Clock MTS database, you might want to copy the main configuration file to share it among other computers, or you may need to send the log files to us to help sort out problems you are having. The exact location of the directory depends entirely on the version of Windows that you happen to be running. To determine where your information is take a look at this list:
Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista
c:\ProgramData\Time Clock MTS\
Windows XP / Windows 2003 Server / Windows 2000
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Time Clock MTS
Windows Me / Windows 98 SE
C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\Time Clock MTS\
Usually you can just navigate directly to this directory using Windows Explorer but in some cases Windows can be configured to hide system files and folders (of which this is one) by default. If this is the case then you’ll need to use Windows Explorer to change some settings to allow you to find this directory. You can learn how to do this on your version of Windows by taking a look here.
In part 2 I’ll take a look at the files in this directory and run through what they are and what they are used for.