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Old 06-06-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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[BUG] Maya creates "Keyboard" folders...

We have noticed in the office that when people switched to Maya 2013 sp2 ( Windows7 )all of a sudden these "Keyboard" folders starts to appear everywhere... I have no Idea on what is causing this, and why the [ insert word of choice ] it needs the Keyboard folder.

It's really polluting our server and structures.

A quick search and I found that I'm not alone.

An extensive search gave zero, nada, zip nothing for a solution. Is the problem active in 2014? Is there anyway that we can force Maya to not create these folders? It is a real problem, and the damn folders keep popping up everywhere.

The problem doesn't seem to exist on OS X/Linux.

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Old 06-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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I was finding it seemed to have something to do with .fbx files and previewing them using the Quicktime FBX plugin for viewing them. Is that the same for you?

EDIT: this is a know bug (MAYA-14418) fingers crossed.

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Old 06-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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It's annoying alright, but one way to prevent it is to use proper project directories only, then Maya doesn't do it.

Old 06-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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I've been wondering what the hell the deal with that folder was.
Old 06-06-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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Same here. Have to perform a hefty cleanup job across the server. Quite annoying.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:44 AM   #6
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I was wondering where these damn folders were coming from!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #7
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I find the Keyboard folder is only created when opening a maya file by double clicking in explorer. If you open maya first and use the open dialog, no Keyboard folder is created.
Old 06-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #8
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It actually happens when you launch maya, from a arbitrary location. It clutters down the pipeline, and I hope they will have a patch for it soon.

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