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Dealing with OneDrive

Category: Software
Product Number: LTSpice XVII
Software Version: 17.0.35.0

How can I work around OneDrive? 

The installation program's default installation directory is "Programs Files" where it creates a sub directory "LTC" and then creates subs "examples" and "lib".  This seems to avoid using the "My Documents" directory.  But when you click the "LTspice XVII" icon for the first time it proceeds to create similar directories in "My Documents" which becomes a nightmare with the default install of OneDrive because there are so many little files. (The default install of OneDrive creates a copy of all files in the local "My Documents" folder on the cloud).  After it is done creating this mess, I tried changing the locations of the "lib" and "sym" sub-directories to a location out of "My Documents" and moving all the files.  This seems to screw things up because all the device sub directories are ignored when you go to place a device in a schematic.  In addition, LTspice is now using the OneDrive directory for "My Documents" by default.  That is likely the fault of how OneDrive works by redirecting the default path for "My Documents" to its directory.

1. Can you stop LTspice creating directories in "Documents" upon first starting it?

2. Why does it ignore all the device sub directories when you change the search path using the "Tools" menu?  Is this a bug?

Thank you.

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  • Hi CSEng,

    I believe this concern of yours can be addressed in the LTspice 17.1 version which can be downloaded here.

    https://groups.io/g/LTspice/message/140962

    LTspice 17.1 is a significant upgrade to LTspice XVII, including new features and numerous performance and stability enhancements:

    • Transient Frequency Domain Analysis. LTspice 17.1 includes a new frequency response analyzer component and associate .fra spice directive.
    • Frequency domain analysis has been reduced to a single component and directive, greatly simplifying the generation of Bode plots for non-linear circuits, including switched-mode power supplies
    • Both loop gain and output impedance are supported by this feature
    • Improved Installation. LTspice library files are stored in users’ %LOCALAPPDATA% directories, instead of My Documents
    • Waveform Viewer. Faster plotting speed for large datasets
    • Keyboard Shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts can be saved to and loaded from text files
    • Schematic Capture. Numerous schematic editor bugs have been eradicated
    • Simulator Operation
    • Fixed a number of convergence problems
    • Updated initial conditions behavior and documentation to match the behavior
    • Reduced multi-threaded CPU loading