Relative export path (dialog)

This dialog appears when memoQ cannot export a translated document because the export path stored in the project is a relative path.

A relative path does not contain a drive letter and a folder path from the root folder. This means memoQ cannot determine exactly where to save the exported file.

MemoQ exportpath relative Relative export path (dialog)


memoQ encounters a relative path problem when the project has a relative path as export path for a document. This path is relative to the original import location. The problem occurs if the original import location (which is always an absolute path with a drive letter) does not exist. There are two situations when this can happen:

1. The original import folder was deleted or moved elsewhere within the hard disk or among the hard disks of the local computer.
2. The document was imported on another computer with a different file system structure, and it was transferred to the local computer in the form of a bilingual document (.mbd or XLIFF file).

If this happens, you need to specify an absolute path (one starting with a drive letter) in the Base path text box. Alternatively, you can click the MemoQ ellipsis button Relative export path (dialog) button, and browse your computer for a suitable folder.

Note: You can specify one common base path for all files in the list.


Click OK to proceed with the export according to the settings in the dialog. Click Cancel to dismiss this dialog without exporting any files. In the latter case, memoQ will not export any files. Those files that had no problems will not be exported either.

Relative export path (dialog)