Author Topic: Is painter updating shelf files? Causing problems with incremental backup.  (Read 640 times)

Painter 2019.1.3

I'm performing an incremental backup of my system, and noticed that my Substance Shelf files are all dated yesterday.
Only Shelf files are affected.
All I did yesterday was open Painter to find what version I have and then close it.

Is painter 'touching' or updating the shelf just because I run it?

This isn't the first time I've found the shelf files are all different to ones in backup for no apparent reason, and it's a nuisance when I'm trying to create incremental backups.


Yes, Substance Painter can edit some shelf resources when it needs to update some of their metadatas. Some newer updates can trigger that update. You should backup your assets before running Substance Painter.
Don't forget your log file. It can be exported from the Help menu of the software.
Fabrice Piquet aka Froyok. Product Manager, Technical Artist and Documentation at Adobe.