What do I do if I want to share files or the local database?

If you want to access the same files as other users in your lab, do not try to share a single local database.  The best solution is to set up a shared SQL database that all users can connect to via their own local databases. See chapter 20 of the Geneious user manual for further details. The manual for your copy of Geneious can be found by going to Help→Online Resources→Download Manual.

You can also share files by using the Collaboration plugin, but this does require all users to be running Geneious at the same time for files to be accessible.  You can also export documents from your database in .geneious format and place them on a shared drive for others to import into their own database. 


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    I'd like to use the Collaboration feature. I'm using Geneious R9 and my colleague is using R8 but is unable to access any of my files.

    Any solution?

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    Moreland Gibbs

    You can't reliably use the Collaboration tool to transfer between Geneious versions if the file format has changed between versions.

    If you are going to share files routinely then setting up a shared database would be your best option.

    Otherwise, export your files in .geneious format (this will allow you to set the compatibility version) and share the exported file.