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Why are some of my files missing after I create a shared folder?

Before starting SAS University Edition, you should create a shared folder called myfolders. Even if you did not create this shared folder, you still can run the SAS University Edition. In this case, you might save your files to My Folders in SAS Studio. (My Folders is the default folder for the SAS University Edition vApp when you do not have a shared folder.)

Later if you decide to create a shared folder called myfolders, the existing content in My Folders is moved to the new shared folder. The shared folder is saved to the file system for your operating environment. If there is a name conflict between the files in My Folders and the files in the shared folder, the file on the host operating system is renamed.

Here is an example. Suppose that you create a file called Program 1 in SAS Studio. You did not create a shared folder before using the SAS University Edition, so this file is saved in My Folders in SAS Studio.

Now, you use your virtualization software (VirtualBox, VMware, and so on) to create a shared folder called myfolders. This shared folder exists on the host operating system (Windows, OS X, or Linux). If the folder on the host operating system already contains a file named Program 1, here's what happens: