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My C drive is a 500GB SSD and my secondary drive is a!TB and is where I keep all my files that are not program or OS related. The archive file keeps getting larger and eating space on the SSD. I would like to locate on my D drive. Is there a way to change the archive directory?

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Perry,

I know how to find them but I want Chief to automatically put them into a different folder on a different drive. I can move them manually but am trying to change the default directory.

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Sorry, I wouldn't mess around with that, Chief like to put it where they want it ,,for some reason, and I can't find a way just to move that folder, but you might be able to move the whole" my Data folder" which moves everything. Haven't tried that so be careful. It also in preferences --folder location.

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I started with ver 9.5

 

I spent 30 years as a systems analyst/programmer and was use to putting things where I wanted them

 

tried doing it Chief

 

each time I called tech support they blamed it on my having moved things

 

by ver X1 I gave up and always let Chief store things where it wants to

 

get use to it - not worth the fight :(

 

Lew

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Yes, you can.

 

You will need to create a junction point. Move entire archive folder to e.g. d:\CA\.  [Folder path will be d:\ca\Archives]

 

mklink /J "<Source>"   d:\ca\Archives

 

where source is the current location c:\users\user\...\Archives

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You can change the default directory, it shouldn't be a problem. Just do the following:

 

- Close or quit Chief.

- Copy your 'Documents\Chief Architect Premier XX Data' directory to your secondary drive.(preferably somewhere near the root to avoid long path names.)

- Open Chief and set the preference that Perry pointed out.

- Re-launch Chief.

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Hi Kirk,

Thanks for that but after considering I am going to stick with Keeping Data directory on  my SSD for performance. I will just plan on managing my archives manually during my regular housekeeping.

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I move the old Data files to the "d" drive after I go to a new version. I do try to keep at least 2 versions on the main ssd drive though.

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