tinyMediaManager v5 will be able to write your data into the systems default locations if you don’t use the portable version:
But what about using only one tinyMediaManager instance with multiple “profiles”? Especially for macOS this is needed since there is no more a portable version for macOS.
tinyMediaManager v5 offers now a new start parameter for setting the profile path, which needs to be set while starting tinyMediaManager:
You can create a new shortcut to your
tinyMediaManager.exe (right click the
tinyMediaManager.exe and choose “New - Shortcut”) and add the start parameter
-Dtmm.contentfolder='<path_to_data>' to the shortcut (right click, choose “Properties” and enter the parameter after the executable).
Creating an alias with extra start parameters needs some extra steps on macOS
- Open Automator and create a new “AppleScript”
- Paste the following code into the AppleScript and replace your paths
do shell script "open -a '<path_to_tmm>/tinyMediaManager.app' --args -Dtmm.contentfolder='<path_to_data>'"
example: ``` do shell script “open -a ‘/Applications/tinyMediaManager.app’ –args -Dtmm.contentfolder=’/Users/manuel//Library/Application\ Support/tinyMediaManager2/’”
- Export the Automator script via “File - Export”
- Change the icon of the Automator script to the tmm icon by opening the app information of both apps (
CMD + Ior right click and choose Info). After that cou can simply select and copy the icon from the tinyMediaManager app (
CMD + C) and paste it in your Automator script (
CMD + V) - Example: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/372
Just run the
tinyMediaManager binary with the start parameter
-Dtmm.contentfolder='<path_to_data>' or add the start parameter to the