Changing file directory for storage

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Changing file directory for storage

Postby Devlin » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:59 am

My C drive is getting full. I install my programs on my second D drive. VCarve did allow me to install the program on D. But when the data files are loaded there is no choice and they go onto the C drive. Any hints out there.
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Re: Changing file directory for storage

Postby FixitMike » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:50 am

Certainly you must have files in your C drive that could be moved to the D drive to open up space. For example the contents of the pictures and the documents folders.
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Re: Changing file directory for storage

Postby Adrian » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:01 am

If you right click on any of the standard Windows folders such as Pictures, Documents,Download etc and choose properties you will get the option to move the location of the folder. That won't help with the Vectric software installing to ProgramData and Public Documents but, as Mike says, will free up space for them.

As all the PC's I build these days have a small SSD drive for C: relocating those folders is the first thing I do after installing Windows these days so that everything is written to D: from the outset.

There are ways of moving the Vectric files around using symbolic links but you have to know your way around Windows well to get that working.
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Re: Changing file directory for storage

Postby johntech » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 pm

It would be nice if there was a config file for the Vectric software so that you can tell it where to save your project files. When you save a file it will automatically go to that directory instead of having to click through to get to your storage directory. I would suggest a path for the Vectric files and one for the cutting files. That way you can store your files to a different drive than C drive without having to click through the directories.
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Re: Changing file directory for storage

Postby Rcnewcomb » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:23 pm

It would be nice if there was a config file for the Vectric software so that you can tell it where to save your project files.

It defaults to the last directory that you saved to. Since my projects are on my E: drive it uses that.
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