Equisys technical notes

Technical guidance, explanations and fixes for our products

HOWTO: Change the default location of users inbox/outbox



ID: ZTN1890

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • Version 9 and above


The information detailed here will allow users to edit the default location of the user’s inbox/outbox.

More information

By default Zetafax installs each user’s mailboxes in the same directory as the Zetafax Server. Some installations may require the user’s folders to be stored in a different location. You can modify the default location by following these steps.

  • Move the User folder located in C:\Program Files\Zetafax Server from the root of the Zetafax Server installation folder to the new destination. Make sure the parent folder is shared and everyone has access.
  • Recreate an empty User folder within the Zetafax Server folder. For example C:\Program Files\Zetafax Server\User.
  • Using Notepad, open the ZFCLIENT.INI file located in the C:\Program Files\Zetafax Server\System so that the UserArea: heading matches the path of the new destination of the user folder.

For example:

Type: Init
Revision: A

LogArea: %TEMP%
SystemArea: \\Zetafax_Server\ZFAX\System
RequestArea: \\Zetafax_Server\ZFAX\REQUEST
UserArea: \\Server_name\Share_name\USERS\%NAME%

  • Using Notepad, open the ZETAFAX.INI file located in the C:\Program Files\Zetafax Server so that the AllUserArea: heading matches the path of the new destination of the user folder.
  • Open the Zetafax configuration manager and run the Share Zetafax Folders wizard.
  • Install the Zetafax clients on other machines using WKSETUP.exe, the ZFCLIENT.INI that you modified is used as a template and is copied over from the server to the local machine. This file is stored in the C:\Documents and Settings\< USER> \Application Data\Equisys\Zetafax Client\ directory and tells the client to access the user information from the location you specified in the ZFCLIENT.INI.

If you decide to move the USER folder after installing the clients on each machine, you need to edit the user specific ZFCLIENT.INI (mentioned above) to match the new location of the folder.


INFO: Moving a Zetafax installation (Version 9 onwards)

Last updated:  11th June 2012 (AT/MW)


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