Introduction to Database Files

doogiePIM is designed and built as a multi-file application using a reliable and stable database engine. In other words you can have more than one database file, however, only one database can be open and loaded at any one time.

The data you store in doogiePIM is saved to a special database file on your hard disk. The location of this file can be wherever you choose it to be. By default it is stored in a sub folder from the location where you installed doogiePIM;

When doogiePIM is first installed, it sets up some default folders, as follows.

(Note: this depends on the installation and is assumed you have chosen the defaults)

Default folder storage for databases:

c:\BiteSpire\doogiePIM2\Data Files

This documents folder where DON files (doogiePIM Rich Text Documents) are located:

c:\BiteSpire\doogiePIM2\Data Files\doNotes

Any doNotes received over the Network (LAN) is stored in:

c:\BiteSpire\doogiePIM2\Data Files\doNotes\Received Notes

Query Scripts (SQL) are located in:

c:\BiteSpire\doogiePIM2\Data Files\Query Scripts

Templates used by the Address Labels and Notes are located in:

c:\BiteSpire\doogiePIM2\Data Files\Templates

Dictionaries used by doogiePIM should be located in:


Unlike other single file applications, you do not need to save the database each time you add or edit a record.

When you add a new record, such as a contact, by clicking on Save on the record window the data is automatically placed into the database.

Other files, such as doNotes, are separate file documents that are not stored in the main database. They are normally stored in the Data Files folder, however, you may wish to save them to your own work folders as and when required. It is advisable to have a common data folder that all work is saved into and probably with sub-folders. This helps when you make a backup of just the main folder without having to hunt around your disk trying to locate files.

When you want to backup data from doogiePIM, all you would have to do is to backup "Data Files" and include all the sub-folders.

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Related Topics

Creating New Database Files

Opening A Database File

Password Protection

Repairing and Optimizing Database Files