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I just reinstalled my Chief x9 to my larger D drive because my C drive was in danger of filling up.  I can open a drawing and do anything but when I try to close it, I get this error message:  "Attempting to write the Master List File.  Unable to write to the directory "C:\Users\alia\Documents\Chief Architect Premier X9 Data\".  The file cannot be saved."    I am confused because I installed everything on my D drive so why is it wanting to go to the C drive?  And how do I fix it?  Thanks! 

 

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Perhaps you could move something else to your D drive and leave x9 in the C drive.

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I've been getting this every once in a while since the last X9 update. Everything is on my C drive and I only have this drive. I just click out of it and haven't noticed any issues as of yet.

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Just checked out something. In Preferences, Material List, Master List there is a file location. It was set to my old X8 not X9. Just corrected it, will see if that does the job.

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Chief's Data folder is always in My Documents ( unless you specify otherwise ) , it doesn't matter where the Program is installed , CA is trying to Update the Materials Master List , even if you don't use it , in the Root of the Data Folder.  You will see a file called mmaster.mat , try renaming it to mmaster.mat.old   (so you have a backup) and let CA recreate the File next time CA Closes.  If that does not work , then I would assume you have a Windows Permissions Issue and CA can't write/save anything to that Directory.

 

If like me you have ALL you Plans/Textures/Images etc in the Data Folder , the My Documents Folder could well be Multi-Gigabytes Large , So I used Windows Ability to Move the location of the Libraries to D Drive too ( or E: or F: etc) . You can also use this feature to move the Pics/Videos/Music/ etc Off C: Drive , which can free up a tonne of space on C:  if for example you have a small SSD as your OS Drive.

 

  Do NOT move your User Folder ...that can cause issues ..... it's pretty easy to do here is a Tutorial I used at Ten Forums for My Documents , the Tuts. for the rest are in the links at the bottom but it is the same Process.

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74952-documents-folder-move-location-windows-10-a.html

 

 

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