Folder location

Specifies the name of the directory that this input device monitors for incoming jobs. Authorized users can select any directory on the computer that is not in use as a folder location or staging location by another Ricoh ProcessDirector input device. You can also specify a new directory.


Up to 255 characters (bytes)

You must specify the folder location when you create the input device.

When you add an input device, the default value is:

  • For hot folders:

    AIX or Linux: /aiw/aiw1/System/hf

    Windows: C:\aiw\aiw1\System\hf

  • For Download input devices:

    AIX or Linux: /aiw/aiw1/System/dl

    Windows: C:\aiw\aiw1\System\dl

  • For LPD input devices:

    AIX or Linux: /aiw/aiw1/System/lpd

    Windows: C:\aiw\aiw1\System\lpd

Database name

Usage note: Input files submitted to the folder location must have permissions that allow Ricoh ProcessDirector to read and modify the input files. During installation, Ricoh ProcessDirector creates a system user (aiw1 is the default) with authority to the Ricoh ProcessDirector group (aiwgrp1 is the default). To submit files to the folder location, users must be logged in with a user ID that is a member of the Ricoh ProcessDirector group. If they use any other user ID, Ricoh ProcessDirector does not have the correct access permissions set on the input file and cannot process the job. The job stays in Error state until it is deleted and resubmitted correctly.