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We have created OpenSHAPA coding template files with videos linked on one desktop computer. We want to use these for coding on other computers. When we copy the project file and associated video files onto an external hard drive, we are able to open them on the original computer but not on other computers - they open as blank projects.

Does OpenSHAPA create and save a support/background file that is saved on the original computer that we also need to copy onto the external hard drive? If so, what is the file extension and where does it save? Or is this the result of some other issue?

Thanks so much for your help in troubleshooting this.

asked 08 Apr '13, 20:03

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Thanks so much for the help, Kasey. Going back to the basics was a great suggestion. The problem ended up being the location of the OpenSHAPA volume. The computer that could read the files had the volume on the desktop. When we placed the volume on the desktop on the other computers, we were able to open the files correctly. Thanks:-)

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answered 19 Apr '13, 09:53

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As long as OpenSHAPA and the latest version of Java is installed on the other computers, there should be no issues opening opf files that were coded on one computer on another. All of the spreadsheet data are saved locally in the opf files, not in OpenSHAPA itself. Even without the associated video file, you should still be able to open and view the spreadsheet on any other computer.

Does anything show at all when you open the opf files? Any variable names? If only the variable names are showing but no coded cells, you can try going to Spreadsheet>Show Spreadsheet from the menu bar to see if that helps.

Is it possible to send a link to the opf file (hosted on a website or file sharing site)? I can take a look at what it shows on my end.

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