Folders tab

File Locations: User Files

To change where Citavi saves your user files, click the button to select the folder. You must restart Citavi for this change to take effect.

File Locations: Enable offline copies of non-local projects (caching)

Citavi automatically saves local copies of projects when two conditions are met:

  1. The project is on a network share, and
  2. Citavi is started locally, not from an application server or terminal server.

Clear this checkbox to disable caching.

Citavi does not create offline copies of projects that are saved on an SQL server.

Backups: Backups

Citavi can automatically create backups of your projects. After working on a project, it will be copied to a ZIP archive and saved in the folder that you choose. This option lets you set whether Citavi backs up your project automatically or only with confirmation. You can also disable this feature so that Citavi does not save backups (not recommended).

Backups: Folder

Click the browse button to select the folder where Citavi saves your backups. The folder needs to already be present on your computer.

Backups: Number of Versions

Citavi can save multiple backups of a project. You can identify each backup from the date and time saved in the file name. You can select the number of backups Citavi saves for you (we recommend at least 3).

Clear recent items

Citavi remembers projects and documents you used recently. Click here to clear the list of recent items. After the list has been cleared, the welcome screen will only show projects in the User files folder.

Administrative Settings Assistant

This Assistant is meant for system administrators. It's useful when setting up a software distribution system, for use on a terminal server, or for networks. You can use it to set which initial settings Citavi should load in a user profile, which folder should be used for user files, and which options should be disabled (for example, automatic update messages. See also Defining administrative settings.