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Necessary Vault Files?

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:37 pm
by pixeldroid
I upgraded to MT 5.1 in August.
I've noticed that there are 4 large MT vault files, and 2 of them are a couple of years old.

The files are:
C:\ProgramData\High-Logic FontService\vault\vault000.vlt - 1GB - 1/28/2012
C:\ProgramData\High-Logic FontService\vault\vault001.vlt - 512MB - 9/12/14
C:\Users\All Users\High-Logic FontService\vault\vault000.vlt - 1GB - 1/28/2012
C:\Users\All Users\High-Logic FontService\vault\vault001.vlt - 512MB - 9/12/14

Please let me know if I can delete some of these files.

Re: Necessary Vault Files?

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:04 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
The vault files are required by MainType. You can use the FMS Configeration utility to move them to a different partition.

The easiest way to clean up I find is to uninstall, deleting all data files when asked if you wish to, then reinstall and let MainType rebuild your fonts database.

If you prefer to wait for a reply from someone who knows MainType better than I do, they might be able to tell you more. I suspect that you have some old vault files for an earlier version of MainType or a backup copy of the Fonts database.

Re: Necessary Vault Files?

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:47 pm
by León Fridsma
Do NOT delete those vault files, they contain your fonts!

The reason that they are so "old" is because that once they reach a certain threshold (1GB) they are finalized and a new file is created. If you want to move them to a different drive or partition, use the FMSConfig tool.

You're probably seeing the files double, because it's the exact same folder, accessed through a so called symlink. They are on your disk only once (unless you made backups somewhere)

Re: Necessary Vault Files?

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:57 am
by pixeldroid