Change the location of new projects

NVivo Collaboration Server

This page explains how to change the location of project and log files for NVivo Collaboration Server projects.

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Understand project file and log file locations

By default,  project data and log files are stored in the directory:

 C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.QSRNVIVO9\MSSQL\DATA\

This location may be different depending on whether you've upgraded from NVivo Server 11 rather than doing a fresh install.

You can change the location of project and log files separately, for example—you might want to store log files on a network location rather than on the server that hosts your NVivo projects.

Change the file locations for new projects

To change the locations of data and log files for new projects:

  1. Open the NVivo Collaboration Server Manager.

  2. Click the Projects tab.

  3. Click the Settings icon.

  4. Click the Edit buttons beside the Data file and Log file boxes to select the new folder locations. We recommend you store data and log files in an uncompressed locally attached disk that NVivo for Teams has permission to write to.

  5. Click Save.


  • If you want to move existing files to a new location, you will need to migrate the project files using SQL Server Management Studio.