Where is MicroStation's Workspace folder?
Different versions of MicroStation can have different default Workspace installation folders and these also change with the version of Windows in use.
MicroStation V7 or /J and v8 will by default install its Workspace in the "Workspace" subfolder of the chosen program installation folder.
If MicroStation default installation folder is not changed, the Workspace location will be:
1. Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32 bits:
2. Windows XP/Vista/7/8 64 bits:
Microstation XM, V8i and (Select Series x) behave differently from the pre-XM versions as their Workspace default installation folder depends on the version of Windows in use but not on its "bit-ness" (32 vs. 64 bits)
1. In Windows XP, both 32 and 64 bits, the default installation folder is:
"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bentley\MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)\"
2. In Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, the default installation folder is
"C:\ProgramData\Bentley\MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)\WorkSpace"
NOTE: The last part of the folder path will be different for Microstation XM, V8i and (Select Series 1)
NOTE: The "ProgramData" folder is hidden by default in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, therefore it will be required to be shown in order to locate the Workspace folder.
In MicroStation CONNECT Edition the workspace is now called "Configuration" and must be installed on the default location before it can be moved.
In Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, and Windows 10 (64bits) the default installation folder is:
"C:\ProgramData\Bentley\MicroStation CONNECT Edition\Configuration\"
NOTE: The "ProgramData" folder is hidden by default in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, therefore it will be required to be shown in order to locate the Configuration folder.