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Tech Tip: Recently Used Databases List in 4D v11 SQL Release 1 (11.1)
PRODUCT: 4D Developer | VERSION: 11.1 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: March 12, 2008
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The Recently Used Databases List is stored differently in 4D v11 SQL Release 1 (11.1).

In 4D v11 SQL Release 0 (11.0) and 4D 2004, this list of databases was stored in the XML files "4D v11 Recent Databases.XML" and "4D Recent Databases.XML", respectively. These files were located in the following folder:


C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\4D\

Mac OS:

Mac HD:Library:Application Support:4D

As of 4D v11 SQL Release 1 (11.1) this list is now stored as a series of .4DLink files in the following location:


C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\4D\Favorites v11\Local

Mac OS:

Users:UserName:Library:Application Support:4D:Favorites v11:Local

So in 4D v11 SQL Release 1 (11.1), when a database is created or opened, a .4DLink file will be created and stored in this new location. If a 4DLink file already exists for the specified database name, then the .4DLink file will be overwritten with the new database information.

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Commented by Thomas Fitch on August 31, 2009 at 9:46 AM
The location of the recent databases 4DLINK files have changed with newer versions of 4D v11 SQL. You can now find them at:

On Mac OS X:

Mac HD:Users:(Username):Library:Preferences:4D:Favorites v11:(Local or Remote)

On Windows Vista and more recent:

C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Roaming\4D\Favorites v11\(Local or Remote)

The path listed for Windows XP in 11.1 and forward is still correct as per the Tech Tip above.