Replay storage location

Discussion in 'Community Support' started by FuzzyFassbender, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. FuzzyFassbender

    FuzzyFassbender Member

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    Hope I didn't miss the answer to this...I did attempt a search.

    I use an SSD for my system drive and install most everything else to an SATA drive because of limited space on the SSD (steam root on the SATA drive) but R3E saves its replays to the user profile folder - on the SSD. I like how R3E automatically saves replays but I don't want all of them on my SSD.

    Can the location for replays be changed?
     
  2. Hannes Wallstedt

    Hannes Wallstedt Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    There is currently no way to change the location of where replays are saved. A part of this, I believe, is that the user folder is one of the few places where Windows allows us to save files without requiring higher permissions (Admin rights for example).
     
  3. janni

    janni Member

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    Haven't tried it myself, but "symlinks" (mklink command) should do it.
     
  4. Winpoks

    Winpoks Member

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    You can change windows "my document" directory to an other drive if you want.
     
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  5. FuzzyFassbender

    FuzzyFassbender Member

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    Yeah, but then some other things break - installations, updates, etc.. I redirect for my mobile user base at work then work around the few idiosyncrasies that arise but at home I reverted back to the default - I don't remember the exact software/game that gave me headaches.
     
  6. FuzzyFassbender

    FuzzyFassbender Member

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    Hmm, this may be the ticket... I would like the granular control. Thanks
     
  7. Skidmark

    Skidmark Well-Known Member

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    A blast from the past... (above)

    I'm just wondering in the 3 and a half years since this post if there is any change to the 'best answer' given?

    I love replays but would rather they didn't write to my SSD (c: drive). Is there a way of changing where they are saved?
     
  8. Lucas dos Santos

    Lucas dos Santos Member

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    I think that using mklink /j command, in order to create a hard link to a new folder still is the best solution: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/
     
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  9. Skidmark

    Skidmark Well-Known Member

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