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Commonly Used File Directories

by Technical Evangelist ‎07-15-2016 08:29 AM - edited ‎07-15-2016 08:31 AM (1,501 Views)


How to automatically set Input and Output files directory?


ERDAS IMAGINE can also be set to automatically navigate to a specific directory or an output directory. A saved output directory saves every newly created file in the specified output file directory.


There are two places these setting can be saved:


1. From the Preferences Editor located on the main ERDAS IMAGINE toolbar (File > Preferences). You can specify the path by clicking on  Preference Editor1.pngnext to the Default Data Directory (for Input data) and Default Output Directory (for your Output data) or simply you can copy/past the path form you computer.


2016-07-15 16_53_40-Preference Editor.png


2. From the Select Layer To Add dialog. The Set Directory icon Select Layer To Add_2_1.png and the Set Output Directory icon Select Layer To Add_2_2.png are located on the top right corner of the Select Layer To Add dialog. These will set the Input/Output directory, which is currently open in a Select Layer To Add window.


Select Layer To Add_3.png


on ‎11-05-2019 12:42 AM

This is great timesaver and I have used it for years - but since updating to Imagine 2018 (and getting a new computer - Windows 10) I cannot save the input or output directories in preferences anymore. It saves for the current session but then reverts to an old setting I had (for a folder that no longer exists) at each restart of Imagine.


Ive tried the reset to factory default value buttonsa as well but each time it goes back to this after shut down




Ive tried recreating the deleted folder, and then resetting inc ase this was a bug for deleetd folders, but I get the same issue.





by Technical Evangelist
on ‎11-13-2019 05:15 AM

The question has been answered in the IMAGINE discussion topic linked below.


Cannot set default input/output directories