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Thorkull July 28th, 2016 11:28 AM

Change Hero Lab Data Files Location
 
I've Googled for this and can't find anything.

I'm having to reinstall HL after a hard drive crash, and I need to point the Data Files Location to my E: drive. The C: drive is only my OS, due to space limitations. The installer doesn't provide an option. The "Program install location" properly gets set to E:, but the "Data files location" stays stuck on C:

Any information on how to change this? Pretty sure I had it set before the crash.

AndrewD2 July 28th, 2016 04:38 PM

You have to setup a symlink, I've used this to make it easier.

http://lifehacker.com/5530931/link-s...inks-with-ease

Basically you're faking the Hero Lab folder in your AppData folder with one i your e: drive

Farling July 30th, 2016 09:16 PM

Wouldn't this be better achieved by working out how to have %AppData% located on another drive, rather than using symlinks?

charlieluce July 31st, 2016 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Farling (Post 232794)
Wouldn't this be better achieved by working out how to have %AppData% located on another drive, rather than using symlinks?

Microsoft's official answer is "You don't". Using symlinks is the best way the Windows community has come up with.

AndrewD2 July 31st, 2016 12:07 PM

It is possible to move AppData but it's a real pain. And symlinks are easier.

Parody August 2nd, 2016 06:37 PM

There's also the Hero Lab command line option "-dataroot e:\path\to\data\". See the Miscellaneous Details link in the Hero Lab manual. (It's in the Help menu once you pick a game system.)

I use that on my main machine (via a shortcut that also opens the Pathfinder system on startup), and I've also gone in and fixed the registry entries so I can open portfolio files from the file system.

(It should really be a preference, though. :(


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