Lucid Builder v4

Lucid Builder LIF3 (Lucid Interchange Format version 3) Files

LIF3 files are xml documents containing all the data (Feature and Entity lists, item properties, score data and media attachments) for a key. LIF3 files can be used to back up keys, and for easily transferring keys from one computer to another.


The LIF3 file for a key does not contain the key’s media, only references to where the media can be found. Therefore if you need to transfer a LIF3 file to another computer you should also copy the key’s media directories.

You can do this by opening the LIF3 file in a standard text editor, searching “for media base_path”, and editing the path name of the Media directory. For example:

<media base_path=”C:\Fungi\Lucid\my fungi key\Media”>

should be changed to:

<media base_path=”{new_computer’s_path}\Media”>

where new_computer’s_path is the full path name including drive letter of the Media directory on the new computer.