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Move Personal Folder

Postby Acidreamer » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:03 am

Is there a way to move the personal folder to somewhere other than the C drive? I have MXS installed on a separate HDD and the personal folder is taking up too much space on my ssd.

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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby jlv » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:13 am

Most stuff can go in the install folder. The only things that need to be in the personal folder are files that the game writes to. (Screenshots, demos, and tracks you edit with the editor.)
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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby Acidreamer » Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:45 pm

Even custom tracks and bikes? Those are what takes up so much room

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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby KTM57 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:59 pm

You can use a symlink to set up a folder on whatever drive you want and have your personal folder referenced there. It's a pretty easy setup. It's sort of like making your personal folder on your C: drive a shortcut to a folder on another drive.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/co ... -or-linux/

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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby Wahlamt » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:02 pm

Acidreamer wrote:Even custom tracks and bikes? Those are what takes up so much room

Yes.

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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby erle_vaughan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:35 am

Has anyone got a list of which files need to be in the personal folder so i can move the rest to the install folder?

Thanks

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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby Wahlamt » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:40 am

erle_vaughan wrote:Has anyone got a list of which files need to be in the personal folder so i can move the rest to the install folder?

Thanks

Tracks you are working on, regkey, config and the folders keycams, demos and setups. Those are the ones I can think of right off of my head.

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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby erle_vaughan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:53 am

Awesome... Thanks I will give it a go.

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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby erle_vaughan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:21 pm

This is what I got in my C:\ drive folder now
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and this is how I got my D:\ drive folder
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I put all the files in a folder called "DLC"

seems like there might be some tracks missing... I have only notice redbuddscreek didn't isn't in the list.

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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby Wahlamt » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:54 pm

erle_vaughan wrote:This is what I got in my C:\ drive folder now
Image

and this is how I got my D:\ drive folder
Image

I put all the files in a folder called "DLC"

seems like there might be some tracks missing... I have only notice redbuddscreek didn't isn't in the list.

Your personal (first image) folder looks good. The 2nd one you can't put everything into a "DLC" folder. Your tracks will not load properly and you'll never be able see other people's bikes. Put all of that in your normal sim D:\ folder to make it load correctly.

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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby MX4EVER » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:32 am

Here's the best way to move your personal folder. KTM57 got it.

1/ Move your actual personal( which is actually in C:\Users\YOUR_NAME\AppData\Local\) where you want it to be (D:\). You need to move it, so now it doesn't exist anymore in the AppData.

2/ Open the command prompt (cmd.exe) and paste the following line after replacing YOUR_NAME with your profile name and the path in the D drive with the one you want :

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mklink /d /J "C:USERS\YOUR_NAME\AppData\Local\MX Simulator" "D:\MX Simulator\DLC"

Type enter.
Have fun

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Re: Move Personal Folder

Postby erle_vaughan » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:08 am

Here's the best way to move your personal folder. KTM57 got it.

1/ Move your actual personal( which is actually in C:\Users\YOUR_NAME\AppData\Local\) where you want it to be (D:\). You need to move it, so now it doesn't exist anymore in the AppData.

2/ Open the command prompt (cmd.exe) and paste the following line after replacing YOUR_NAME with your profile name and the path in the D drive with the one you want :

CODE: SELECT ALL
mklink /d /J "C:USERS\YOUR_NAME\AppData\Local\MX Simulator" "D:\MX Simulator\DLC"

Type enter.
Have fun


Thanks, bro, I have tried this several time and never had success in windows.

The method is working fine for me for now... other than redbuddscreek is still nowhere to be found.


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