I created a QGIS project containing several layers which are on my PC. I saved the project to my local drive and then I saved it to the network and copied all the relevent project layers into a folder except the osmap shp files which are on a separate network drive.
I then hunted for a way to remap the QGIS project layers so it points to the network copies and not my local drive.
In AutoCAD this is easy, but I can't find a way to do it in QGIS.
I then tried just deleting the layers from the project and then re-adding them from the new location, but I got a minidump crash every time.
I ended up saving the print composers as templates, exporting the layer styles. Then I created a new project, using the files on the network, and created new print composers from the saved templates.
Is there an easier way to make this project available to other users?
I've seen some info about mapping bad layers, but I couldn't find a dialogue box to do that.
If nothing else, everything on the network will eventually end up on the archive drive and we need to be able to keep projects together.
For example, in CAD if I open a project and someone has moved a file into a new folder, it will tell me that it can't find the external reference. I then open the x-refs window, scroll to the saved path, click browse, then find the file in its new folder and click on it. That saves the changed path.
Based on responses so far, I now know that I need to know how to set a path to relative AND how to remap a path to a different folder. One response gives a plugin for the latter, so I will try that. I am close to understanding the former.
The answer seems to be as follows - Save project. Then use the save button again which creates a project home folder. Use Qpackage to copy the shp files to the new destination. Than open that new project and save to create a new project home folder. Then use change data source to remap all the layers to the project home folder (as QGIS does NOT save anything as relative at all. It saves all paths as absolute.)