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How to redirect a folder other than the typical ones RRS feed

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  • I'm setting up a number of laptops with smallish solid state drives. They also have a good sized SD card in the slot. There are several large files users will frequently download that I would like to direct to the SD card, both to avoid space squeeze on the SSD and unneeded consumption of its write life. One category is any large IE download (frequent updates of programs). I can direct them to be saved on E: but first they go to C: while downloading then get copied to their destination. Don't want to move the entire IE temp location because that would be very slow for IE use. The other catagory is a particular program that downloads a large file each day to its ProgramData\... folder. The program doesn't have an option for choosing where this goes. Is there a way to get IE to use a different temp location for downloads or is there a way to alias ANY folder so a program remains happy and doesn't know it's going elsewhere? Thanks.
    Sunday, December 19, 2010 7:36 PM

Answers

  • in this case the tool is badly coded. Ask for an update which stores the data into the Roaming folder inside the userprofile so that you can move the folder.

    For the IE issue, use a downloadmanager like this here:

    http://freedownloadmanager.org/

    and download the files. You can set the default folder to a different drive so that no files are stored to C:


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, December 27, 2010 1:03 AM
    Monday, December 20, 2010 3:30 PM

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  • Hi all files will be temporarily stored in computer in some location like temp etc even if you want move it other locations.
    Monday, December 20, 2010 11:38 AM
  • The other catagory is a particular program that downloads a large file each day to its ProgramData\... folder.
    Can you give an example when this happen?

    You can move the Temporary Internet Files location in the IE settings, so that temp download files don't go to C:

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, December 20, 2010 2:56 PM
  • Yes, the program they use to get daily news, PressReader. It has a Program Files directory (program files\newspapersdirect\pressreader) and a matching one in programdata. That's where it stores downloaded newsmedia. Daily downloads sometimes 100M. Doesn't give you an option to save anywhere else.

    Yes, I could point IE Temp folder elsewhere but then it uses that for everything, cache and files being downloaded. Using a slow media like an external SD card makes for slow searching and fetching of cache and then IE seems to run slow. I want to leave IE Temp folder where it is but just either get it to use a different location for its temporary location it use while downloading a file before moving it to it's requested destination, or just not do that silly step at all and use the final destination for the place to accumulate the file as it's downloading.

    Thanks

    Monday, December 20, 2010 3:19 PM
  • in this case the tool is badly coded. Ask for an update which stores the data into the Roaming folder inside the userprofile so that you can move the folder.

    For the IE issue, use a downloadmanager like this here:

    http://freedownloadmanager.org/

    and download the files. You can set the default folder to a different drive so that no files are stored to C:


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, December 27, 2010 1:03 AM
    Monday, December 20, 2010 3:30 PM
  • Thanks. FreeDownloadManager is nice. I'm trying a few others that are add-ins so it's more integrated and I don't have to have yet another program running.

    I'll post some feedback to the PressReader program that they should change, or make selectable, their data location.

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010 4:14 AM