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Default How To Move .limewire Folder To Another Directory?

.limewire currently resides on disk as [C:\Documents and Settings\User\.limewire]. I do not want files being written back to C: and want to move the LimeWire user profile to another location i.e. [G:\LimeWire]. How can this be accomplished?
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Tools>Options gives you the choice of where you want to store your downloads. I'd imagine once you have changed that, it should just be a question of moving your existing files to that location, but I haven't tried it.

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Heh...That merely moves the [Incomplete] folder, not the [.limewire] user profile. Hello...? Lord of the Rings ?
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Sounds like you want it to be set up like me. At least that is the way I had it set up until a couple of weeks ago. I can't remember whether the user preferences are stored in C or G. I would greatly suspect it will be C since that's normally where the user accounts are stored. Give me a day (or several hours at least) & I can find out for you. I had the program installed on G but was saving to F drive.
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Any luck, LOTR?
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OK I tried without success. It naturally installs the .lw file into my user account which is on my C drive. I tried to change the location of my user account by opening the Computer Management Control panel. Unfortunately I'm not a knowledgable enough windows user (I predominantly use mac) & changing the location didn't seem to work. What I should have tried I suppose is set up a new account in the other drive. This is what I did:

Computer Management>System Tools>Local Users & Groups>Users>Click on your user-name>select Action on menu bar & Select Properties>Press Profile tab>select Homefolder/Local Path & type in new location.

Now that didn't work for me ... perhaps a new account might.

Oh & I did set up a separate account & try to set it to another drive but it didn't seem to work.

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Greetings adamlau,

I just researched what you are trying to do. It appears it may be possible. I haven't tried it, but in WindowsXP if you open the help and support center. In the search type in - changing program to another drive. It shows as one of the results SC. It appears you might be able to follow the instructions and accomplish what you want.

I only have one hard drive at the moment, so I couldn't try it out to see if it actually works.

Hope this helps out some.
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It can be possible. Unfortunately I use VPC win 2k on a mac so the process happens so slowly I don't always recognise when changes happen immediately. After some time after deliberately setting up a user account on drive G, I found there was in fact a prefs folder called .limewire on that partition for lotr's account. So it can be done! (Just that I'd hate to repeat the process on my computer b/c it's so so slow!)
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I have a vintage choice of directories in my D drive. My personal data organized in a well structured directory tree that has title cased verbose incase sensitive self descriptive catchy easy to read non abbreviated names guarantied non starting with a dot



that's the drive I backup regularly...

now comes some Linux originated apps writing all kind of crazy different directories to my place. Needless to say I'm not pleased about this.



I've very basic Linux knowledge, I'm suspecting D:\ is exposed as my home dir or what's this dir is called and most Linux apps write to this dir in a subdir starting with a dot.

I wish more applications would ship zip xcopy style at least as option and would use locations within the app dir by default unless specified other. I wouldn't have to care my system gets trashed and I wouldn't have to reinstall and setup applications when I setup a new system

does anybody know how to change this home dir on Win XP systems?
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