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Changing Survey123 - install location

Question asked by geethaka.fernando_ACTGOV on Feb 7, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2018 by geethaka.fernando_ACTGOV

Hi all,

We have developed a survey for one of our clients to submit ‘traffic management applications’ using the (survey123 Windows application).


Usually around a third of these applications need to be modified from the client’s end before they can be approved. And we have found that the “sent” folder to be really useful where the client is able to copy the “rejected survey applications” to a new survey and modify any changes as necessary.


This particular company has around 3 staff members who work on these applications. And we would like for all them to work off a single source (sent folder to comprise of all surveys that everyone else has worked on).

So, when we do reject an application either one of them is able to find the correct sent item from their local machine and work on it.


My initial thoughts were that they could install “survey123” on a local shared folder (e.g. Dropbox).


But, I noticed that all the underlying data (i.e. databases, attachments, survey templates) are saved onto the individual’s user profile “C:\Users\Username\ArcGIS\”

And I was wondering if it is possible to change this path (C:\Users\Username\ArcGIS) to a shared folder?


Otherwise, I could possibly move the “ArcGIS” folder from “C:\Users\Username\ArcGIS\” to Dropbox. I.e. - create a symbolic link from the “ArcGIS” folder in Dropbox into the old location (C:\Users\Username\ArcGIS). By writing the following in command prompt (for example)

$ mklink /J C:\Users\Username\ArcGIS C:\Users\Dropbox\ArcGIS


I haven’t been brave enough to try out the “symbolic link” option yet. But, I was wondering if anyone else could come up with an easier solution.




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