information NOTE: THE CONCEPT OF THE COMMON PROFILES PATH HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH MIRRORING, DISCUSSED IN THE NEXT SECTION. CPP setups will still function if currently in place, but if you have not previously established setups with Common Profiles, please see and use the Mirror tools.

   Networking and sharing operations discussed in the preceding sections are run through a simple folder called a Common Profiles Path ("CPP"). The CPP holds libraries and profiles, mail and notices, and other common elements and administrative tools that you and other users can store there.

   Like other features of Pathagoras, the Common Profiles Path is not an inaccessible series of encoded or encrypted files, forms and folders. Rather, it is a standard, readily accessible, Windows folder. All files in the folder contain plain text references to the network resources.

   The most important thing to know about the 'Common Profiles Path' is that there can be only one of them. To function properly, each computer on the Pathagoras network must be pointed to the same CPP.

   It is important to understand at this point that while libraries contain 'books,' these books are merely pointers to locations which contain the actual source text. The books are not the actual text found at those location. So when we reference the sharing of libraries and books, we speak of the sharing of pointers to the various folders or glossaries reflected in the library.  When you 'share' a Library, you are sharing the simple 10 line text file of 'pointers' of which the library is composed. When you delete a Library, you merely are deleting the collection of pointers, not any substantive text.

  So please recognize that there is never any need to move any documents or other text to your Common Profiles Path. Where it currently resides is just fine.  

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