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Message 1207 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 15:15:25 UTC
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Message 1236 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 15:57:50 UTC

Install in c:\BOINC rather than c:\Program Files\BOINC. The later directory is restricted, I believe that the former is not.
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Message 2876 - Posted: 30 Jun 2004, 16:52:06 UTC - in response to Message 1236.
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> Install in c:BOINC rather than c:Program FilesBOINC. The later directory is
> restricted, I believe that the former is not.
> jm7
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It would be very nice if BOINC would allow the user to select a directory to cache data files. In theory, programs are not supposed to save user data to "Program Files" because that is a privileged directory that is available to all uses on a shared machine. Instead, programs should store data under the "Documents and Settings/[username]/..." directory. OR, the user should be given a choice to specify a path.

In my case I have a machine with two partitions. The c: partition is relatively small and reserved for the OS and Program Files. The D: partition contains the "Documents and Settings" and is much larger.

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Message 2980 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 3:42:13 UTC - in response to Message 2876.

> > Install in c:BOINC rather than c:Program FilesBOINC. The later directory
> is
> > restricted, I believe that the former is not.
> > jm7
> >
>
> It would be very nice if BOINC would allow the user to select a directory to
> cache data files. In theory, programs are not supposed to save user data to
> "Program Files" because that is a privileged directory that is available to
> all uses on a shared machine. Instead, programs should store data under the
> "Documents and Settings/[username]/..." directory. OR, the user should be
> given a choice to specify a path.
>
> In my case I have a machine with two partitions. The c: partition is
> relatively small and reserved for the OS and Program Files. The D: partition
> contains the "Documents and Settings" and is much larger.
>
The BOINC data files should probably not be put under documents and settings as these are global files. They should, however, be placeable someplace other than Program Files. Currently the only way to do that is to install someplace other than Program Files.

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Message 3891 - Posted: 4 Jul 2004, 5:53:06 UTC - in response to Message 1236.
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Message 3902 - Posted: 4 Jul 2004, 7:04:22 UTC - in response to Message 3891.
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> > Install in c:BOINC rather than c:Program FilesBOINC. The later directory
> is
> > restricted, I believe that the former is not.
> > jm7
> >
>
> It did not work. The users with limited privileges still cannot run BOINC as
> it complains of numerous errors, of not being able to start this and that.

Try either sharing the directory BOINC is installed to, or installing under documents and settings/all users somewhere.

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Message 5038 - Posted: 7 Jul 2004, 15:23:05 UTC - in response to Message 3902.
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Message 5235 - Posted: 8 Jul 2004, 10:35:22 UTC - in response to Message 5038.

> I don't see why it has to be relatively this complicated.
>
> > > > Install in c:BOINC rather than c:Program FilesBOINC. The
> later
> > directory
> > > is
> > > > restricted, I believe that the former is not.
> > > > jm7
> > > >
> > >
> > > It did not work. The users with limited privileges still cannot run
> BOINC
> > as
> > > it complains of numerous errors, of not being able to start this
> and
> > that.
> >
> > Try either sharing the directory BOINC is installed to, or installing
> under
> > documents and settings/all users somewhere.
> >
John Keck
> > BOINCing since 2002/12/08
> >
>
Sorry this is something we did the workaround for so automatically in beta testing we forgot it was even a problem.

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Message 5592 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 6:57:26 UTC - in response to Message 5235.
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