Folders and files of the PROMOTIC system
Folder structure of the PROMOTIC system:
Main folder of the PROMOTIC system.
Folder containing current PROMOTIC version (for example Pm90018
There can be multiple such folders here (i.e. multiple versions can be here simultaneously).
See Folders and files of the PROMOTIC application
Program for 32bit runtime
of the corresponding version.
Program for 64bit runtime
of the corresponding version.
Files of the gif
type to be used for the PmgAnimImage
Files of the svg / png
type to be used for the PmgRasterImage
\Old - Old images (bmp files) used only for old applications compatibility reasons.
Files of the htm
type to be used for the PmaReport
Files of the wav
type used for sound configuration. For example:
Folder of of the PROMOTIC system configuration files (for example PmManager.ini, PromoticDt.ini, etc.). Path to this folder can be set in the file PmCfg.ini
Folder of of the PROMOTIC system temporary files (for example PmManager.log, LicServer.log, etc.). Path to this folder can be set in the file PmCfg.ini
Folder of SWK
licence files. Path to this folder can be set in the file PmCfg.ini
Folder containing additional software utilities of the PROMOTIC system. Path to this folder can be set in the file PmCfg.ini
Configuration of HTTP/HTTPS
Windows service. See PmHttpConfig.exe
Manager of running applications. See PmRtManager
Component enabling event detection from another application. See onAppSignal
Additional tools for securing applications against unauthorized actions of the user. See SafeOper
Folder containing various PROMOTIC applications. This folder can also be placed outside \Promotic
. Path to this folder can be set in the file PmCfg.ini
PROMOTIC system main program. See PmManager
Main configuration file of the PROMOTIC system. Contains for example settings of the paths to folders \GCfg
Protection of of the PROMOTIC system folders
While the of the PROMOTIC system is being installed, the folders are protected as follows:
- The protection of the PROMOTIC main folder, the licence server folder (\Promotic\LicServer
), the tools folder PROMOTIC (\Promotic\Tools
) and the versions folder (Since version Pm9.0.2
) is set so only the users with administrator rights can make modifications. Based on the fact that deleting, renaming, inserting or other modifications to these folders and subfolders can be done only by administrators, these folders are protected against unauthorized access. Therefore it is not possible to replace the executable or binary files of the PROMOTIC system by other files containing malicious code.
- The protection of other foders is set to allow any logged-in user do changes.
This way all users and running programs can access:
- If the main folder of the of the PROMOTIC system is not located in the root of the drive or in the Program Files folder of the Windows operating system then the protection of the parent folders of the PROMOTIC main folder is not set during the installation. Therefore it is necessary to manually set the permissions of all folders located between the root of the drive and the PROMOTIC main folder. This can be done e.g. on the "Security" tab of the folder properties in Windows file explorer.
- The protection settings of the of the PROMOTIC system or the selected subfolder in the main folder can be set on the "Tools and settings
" tab of the PmManager
program. If the protection of the of the PROMOTIC system is disabled then the installation of following versions of PROMOTIC will not activate the protection of the folders.
This folder structure is valid since version Pm9.0.0
In versions PROMOTIC 8
and lower the current PROMOTIC version was stored e.g. in the "C:\Pm
" folder and the applications in another folder (e.g. C:\PmProj
Such structure had certain disadvantages:
- It was complicated to work with multiple PROMOTIC versions. Other versions had to be located in individual folders (e.g. C:\Pm75) and the versions had to be switched by means of the PmReg.bat file.
- This caused that the PROMOTIC system including the applications were scattered into multiple folders on the disk.