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Default Location Of Files

  1. #1

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    Windows 7 64 Bit

    Default Location Of Files

    I have a few Programs that have Databases. When the program is setup, the Database gets setup in My Documents. If I chaneg the location to another folder, the Program still shows the Folder in My Documents. Is there a way to stop this?

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    When a Program sets up a DB in My Documents, there is a very good reason for this, and the location should not be messed with. The whole Program could be affected, and parts of it will fail to work.

    You can't just MOVE a database location for a program, sometimes it's locked in to that location by Default. Maybe there are some programs that allow you to change the location of it's main DB, but for the most part when a program sets up a DB in any location it is not supposed to be changed.
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