Where is my data stored?

Your Awasu data is stored in two main directories [1]:

If you want to back up your Awasu channels and settings, you must take a copy of the roaming data directory. If you want to back up your archived content as well, you should also take a copy of the various .DB files in the local data directory (although these can get quite large).

It is possible to get Awasu to store all your data in the one place instead of spread out over two directories. While this is not Microsoft-recommended practice, details of how to do this can be found here.

[1] If you started using Awasu prior to version 2.2.5, user data was stored in the Users sub-directory under the Awasu installation directory and Awasu will continue to use these data files in their existing location. The file layout is identical to that described here except that the roaming data and local data directories are one and the same e.g. C:\Program Files\Awasu\Users\YOUR-NAME\.
[2]By default, Windows does not show the Application Data nor Local Settings nor AppData directories in Explorer so you have type these in yourself in the address bar.
[3]These directory paths may differ if you have installed Windows to a non-standard location or your administrator has redirected the folders to another location.
[4]If your computer administrator has changed the name of your account, the directory name here will not match the name you use to logon. The directory name will be the name of the account when it was first ever used.

Roaming data

If your computer administrator has enabled folder redirection for your account, the information Awasu stores in this directory will be available on any computer that you log into.

config.ini Stores all your user settings, channel reports, channel filters, etc.
Channels\ One .CHANNEL file is created in this directory for each channel you are subscribed to.
The name of the file will be similar to the channel's feed URL.

Note that while all your Awasu configuration options are stored in the CONFIG.INI file, GUI-related settings such as where your docking windows are positioned, toolbar customizations, etc. are stored in the Registry. These will roam if your site administrator has enabled roaming profiles for your account.


Local data

The information Awasu stores in this directory is only available on that particular computer and will not roam.

archive.db Stores the archived content for all of your channels.
It is safe to delete this file (when Awasu is not running) if you want to delete your archived content. Awasu will see that the file needs to be recreated and will automatically recreate all the other necessary associated files. Your channels and their settings will remain unchanged.
archive2.db Records which items have been marked as read and the contents of your workpads.
It is safe to delete this file (when Awasu is not running). Awasu will see that the file needs to be recreated and will automatically recreate it.
archive-offline.db Stores feed items and images that have been downloaded for offline reading.
It is safe to delete this file (when Awasu is not running) if you want to delete your offline content.
Index\ A fast-lookup index of your archived content maintained so that Awasu can carry out searches quickly.
It is safe to delete the contents of this directory (when Awasu is not running) if you want to delete the search index. Awasu will no longer return any results if you perform a search, although the index will continue to be updated with new feed content as it arrives.
You can rebuild the search index for your archived content by running the admin.exe program (in the Awasu installation directory) and choosing Rebuild index.
Logs\ Contains a copy of the last feed received for each of your channels.
A copy of the Activity and Error Logs are also kept in this directory, in AwasuActivity.log and AwasuError.log.
If you have turned on logging for Awasu, log messages will be recorded in Awasu.log.
Resources\ Contains user-specific resources.

If you are ever asked to create a DEBUG.INI file (that controls debugging features inside Awasu), it should be created in this directory.