Rachael_Venue

Moving Chief to D Drive

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Hi All - I don't have enough space on my C drive to continue using Chief Architect there.  Does anyone know how I can move it to a different drive (D Drive)?

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you can use windows ability to move Library Locations to easily do that  , here is my post from a few days ago for someone else

 

 

 

here is perhaps a better guide than mine  :)  you can also move your 

 

Pictures, Music, etc Folders the same way...

 

Move Documents ( including Chief Data folder)

 

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

 

Move Pictures

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74942-move-location-pictures-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

Move music

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74966-move-location-music-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

Move Downloads

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74949-move-location-downloads-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

Move Videos

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74955-move-location-videos-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

 

M.

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I would say , move something else to the other drive. You can move just the data file to another drive without a problem if you want

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Okay, I will try using the windows ability.  Thank you.  Now, for someone that isn't super computer savvy, can you tell me where I can find the windows ability and the user folder you referred to?  =)

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19 minutes ago, Rachael_Venue said:

Hi All - I don't have enough space on my C drive to continue using Chief Architect there.  Does anyone know how I can move it to a different drive (D Drive)?

Rachael,

 

I would just move the Chief Data Folder and your Chief Projects to the D Drive.  In Chief Preferences you can set the Paths by browsing to the new location(s)

 

I've been using this for several years.

 

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I started with Chief 9.5 and put Chief on another drive

 

did same with Chief 10

 

however, every time I called tech support they claimed that was my issue

 

so I put Chief on C: and have been doing so ever since

 

check with CA's tech support first - maybe its not an issue now ???

 

Lew

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I actually found info on the Chief Website for installing on another drive, other than the C default.  I uninstalled on C drive and reinstalled on D drive...  Looks like it worked.

 

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You will be back to the forum before long with a list of things not working right.  Stay with what works.  The analogy might be a mechanic that has customized some part of the engine to his car.  Most people just want to drive the car with the least amount of headaches.

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Agreed that C drive is the recommended location according to many posts over the years.

...For some reason sooner or later, you may or may not experience a random wonky issue, and invariably it has to do with the drive placement.

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