The Excire Search database is always located in the same directory as the Lightroom catalog. If the folder with the Lightroom catalog is copied to a network drive, for example, and opened from another computer, Excire Search will also open the corresponding database.
However, using the database from multiple computers at the same time is not possible and will cause damage to the database.
To use it one after the other works under certain conditions.
However, storing the database including the previews on a network drive may have performance implications.
Problems mixing macOS and Windows in older versions:
When using a Lightroom catalog on both Windows and macOS, it is also important to ensure that new photos are only initialized with Excire Search on one of these operating systems.
Thus, photos must not be initialized alternately under Windows and under macOS. Otherwise, this may result in an error (which occurs when searching with sample photo) that can only be fixed by resetting the database.
Therefore, since Excire Search 2.1 such alternate initialization is no longer possible.
This note is intended for advanced computer users and system administrators.
Is it possible to share the same database from multiple computers?
Excire Foto is principally designed as a single-user software for one user accessing the database alone. It is not possible to access the database from multiple computers at the same time. It is possible, with some restrictions, for more than one ...
How can I delete the Excire Foto database?
To delete the Excire Foto standard database, follow these steps: Navigate to the Excire Foto application data directory. You can find this under "%APPDATA%\Excire Foto" (Windows 10) or under "/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/excire-foto" ...
How to backup the Excire Search database?
A backup of the Excire Search database is automatically performed before and during each major initialization. Excire Search stores the data of the initialized photos in its own database, which is located next to the Lightroom catalog. The backup ...
On how many computers can I use Excire with one license?
The license can be activated on up to three computers of one user after purchase. This is done through your Excire user account. If these three activations are used up, but you want to activate a new computer, you can remove a previous activation in ...
How can I create a backup of the database and import it?
To create a backup of your database, go to Excire Foto's menu and select "Help" → "Manual backup" Alternatively, you can perform the backup manually by copying the database files and associated folders. You can find the necessary information here: ...