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Message 1319753 - Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 0:29:03 UTC

If I have a C drive and a D drive and I installed BOINC on drive D, does it follow that the files will be written on drive D?

If not can I somehow force it to use drive D?
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Message 1319761 - Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 1:04:50 UTC - in response to Message 1319753.
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If I have a C drive and a D drive and I installed BOINC on drive D, does it follow that the files will be written on drive D?

*Yes.






*As long as D: drive is a physical or logical drive in it's own right & not mapped to the C: drive in any way- if you don't know what this means, then it won't be. It's something you would have to have done to set it up that way.
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Message 1319764 - Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 1:19:12 UTC - in response to Message 1319761.


D drive is a drive by itself, not a partition of something.

C drive is about to be a SSD and will contain to the extent possible only operating system software. Everything else will be on drive D.

Thanks for the reply.
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Message 1319766 - Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 1:25:06 UTC - in response to Message 1319764.


You need to set the Data directory to be on D: similar to this (mine is on H:)




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Message 1319772 - Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 1:39:29 UTC


I do remember telling the system to install BOINC on D but I don't remember an option about BOINC Data.

I just read the notice about a newer version and think I will install it.

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Message 1319774 - Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 1:47:21 UTC - in response to Message 1319772.

Third screen in the installer:


Click Advanced to get to:


Change the path to the Data directory, then continue installation.
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Message 1319777 - Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 2:28:05 UTC


Got it installed, thanks for the help
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