Commonly Modified Properties
You can modify the application through the .properties files, typically in oware\lib, oware\medserver\lib and in owareapps\<application>\lib, for example: owareapps\redcell\lib. These are text files you can edit with any text editor. The application does not modify local files during the course of normal system operations. When an administrator or user modifies files, like properties or seed files, best practice is to note which files changed and back up that data. (This application stores all its operational data in its database.)
Particularly if you reinstall your application, installation recreates some properties files in their original form. If you modified those files since the original installation, reinstallation overwrites any changes. Therefore, it is safest to use the application’s override capacity (see Overriding Properties), or to back up these files. See Properties Files for files which may change through daily operation, and must therefore be restored from backup (unless you override properties) after reinstallation.