Where to save Storyline files so more than one person can work on them

Jul 14, 2023

Currently my co-worker and I have been having issues with Storyline courses opening.  We will receive a message stating that the file is corrupt.  We were told that it may be because we are storing the files on a network drive instead of a local drive.  We store on a network drive so we can both edit and work on courses, but this could be causing the issues. Do you have any recommendations of how and where to store files so we can both work on them? 

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Richard Watson

Storyline: Recommended Workflow for Collaborative Network Environments

Source: https://articulate.com/support/article/recommended-workflow-for-collaborative-network-environments

Article Last Updated October 20, 2017

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Follow this workflow when sharing a Storyline project with other developers in your network:

  1. After creating, editing, or publishing a Storyline project on your local hard drive, copy the project file to your network drive for storage and sharing.
  2. When you need to edit or publish the story again, copy it back to your local hard drive.
  3. Edit and publish as necessary.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3.

By working with the project files on your local hard drive, you'll prevent loss of resources, file corruption, and other erratic behavior that can occur due to network latency.

Also, check out this article by Tom Kuhlmann for information and video instructions on using a couple of free applications that'll synchronize your local files with a network drive.

See also: Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Corrupting or Losing Project Files