ETS5 vs. older ETS versions: files vs. database
ETS5 stores all projects and products as files and does not use a database.
It is NOT possible to bypass the export/import procedure in order to transfer/copy projects and/or products from one PC to another.
The paths for the Product and Project storage have to be different.
ETS project storage
Via the general ETS settings it is possible to change the default path for project storage.
ETS also foresees functionality in order to recover project data and to create project backups, the former is called 'restore points' and the latter 'archive', more details here.
The default path for the project store is 'C:\ProgramData\KNX\ETS5\ProjectStore'.
This path cannot be set to a network share, cloud folder or removable drive, this is to avoid any risk, i.e. the ETS project files shall only be accessed and processed by ETS!
ETS product storage
Via the general ETS settings it is possible to change the default path for product storage.