Sharing Quickmap On A Single PC

If two users each use Quickmap on the same PC, but log in under their own Windows account (profile), they will each get a unique Quickmap experience. This means that they’ll each get their own symbology settings, Edit Layer, user added layers, etc. While this is great, the downside is that if you share the computer, you will have to log one user out to log into Quickmap.

Option 1

To get around that, while logged into the other users Windows account, you can hold Shift (on the keyboard) then right click Quickmap and click Run as different user. From here you can then log in as your account and Quickmap will run in the other user’s desktop session, but as if it was under your session. This will mean that you get access to all your personal settings and data.

Option 2

If you want to share the Quickmap settings between the two users – in other words, you don’t want to get different settings depending on which user is logged on, you can alter the Windows registry so you share the same Quickmap profile databases. To do this, navigate to this registry location: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Custom Software\Quickmap\Config. Then edit the value of QMapDir to point to a shared location, such as C:\Quickmap\ (the folder location you specify must exist).

When you first start Quickmap after making this change, you will get a brand new (blank) database containing the default (as installed from scratch) settings and data. To get around this, before starting Quickmap, you can copy the files and folders from the old location in the registry to the new location you specified. You will have to choose which of the two user’s settings to copy as the default for all Windows accounts / profiles.

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