File Structure

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The special file structure is created during the installation or is extended.

The zenon program files are copied to a directory, that can be defined during the installation.

Additionally the installation asks for a directory for the SQL databases of the projects. There should be enough free space on the storage medium for the SQL directory, as the SQL databases of all future zenon projects will be saved here.


Windows XP

Windows Vista

Program folder

C:\Program Files\COPA-DATA\zenOn6xx

C:\Program Files\COPA-DATA\zenOn6xx

Program data folder,
e.g. global symbols, print templates, log files etc.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\COPA-DATA\zenOn6xx


Data base folder (SQL)

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\COPA-DATA\SQL


System folder

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\COPA-DATA\System


Settings Editor and profiles

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\AppData\Local\COPA-DATA\zenOn\Editor


Settings Diagnosis Viewer

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\AppData\Local\COPA-DATA\zenOn\View


Definition Runtime folder and Data folder

Runtime folder:

The Editor creates Runtime files in the Runtime folder or they are transferd there with the help of the Remote Transport. When creating a project, you must set the Runtime folder. Later it can be changed in the project properties. With Remote Transport, the Runtime folder is set in Remote Transport settings.

Data folder:

When the Runtime is active, it saves all data files in the data folder; these files include alarm files, archive files etc. As a standard the data folder is a sub folder of the Runtime folder. The folder automatically gets the name of the computer the Runtime is running on. You can change this fodler in the project properties.