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Alan Colburn

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  Posted: Mar 12, 2018 12:47 PM
I recently installed Rad Studio Delphi (10.1) on a new machine's C: drive. Because I set up my Documents folder on another drive, some program files are not on the C: drive. All was good, until I started thinking about making a backup system image. It might be better if all the program's files were on C:. So I'm wondering if (a) it's possible to move the install's default locations for files currently not on C: and (b) if not, if I uninstall and then reinstall on the same machine, same C: drive, will I have used one of my allowed installations?

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  Posted: Mar 12, 2018 12:59 PM   in response to: Alan Colburn in response to: Alan Colburn
On 3/12/2018 3:47 PM, Alan Colburn wrote:
I recently installed Rad Studio Delphi (10.1) on a new machine's C: drive. Because I set up my Documents folder on another drive, some program files are not on the C: drive. All was good, until I started thinking about making a backup system image. It might be better if all the program's files were on C:. So I'm wondering if (a) it's possible to move the install's default locations for files currently not on C: and (b) if not, if I uninstall and then reinstall on the same machine, same C: drive, will I ha
ve used one of my allowed installations?

Thanks, as always! -- Al

I would just move the files over to the C drive then make a symbolic link back
to the other drive so the other drives structure still looks the same, but the
files are physically stored on your C drive.

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  Posted: Mar 12, 2018 1:04 PM   in response to: Jeff Overcash (... in response to: Jeff Overcash (...
Jeff Overcash (TeamB) wrote:

I would just move the files over to the C drive then make a symbolic
link back to the other drive so the other drives structure still
looks the same, but the files are physically stored on your C drive.

Or the other way around - symbolic links on C: and physical storage on
the other drive.

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