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#1 Aug 12 2010 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I thought I'd grab the beta setup program from fileplanet. Now, I usually save all my games on an external harddrive. When I go to run the beta program, it says:

Not enough free disk space. Installation requires 12 GB of free space on the drive containing the My Documents folder. The installation wizard will now end.

I'm about 2 GB short on my C, but does anyone know if there's a way to trick the installer into using my J drive? I sure hope I'll be able to install the retail version onto the J.

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#2 Aug 12 2010 at 4:42 PM Rating: Good
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I'm sure you can recover 2g of disk space by emptying out your downloads folder. I always have a few gigs worth of junk in my downloads folder. You can also uninstall programs you don't use anymore. I haven't been invited into beta yet so I couldn't say if there's a way to tell it to load onto another drive...usually you can do it easily but if it doesn't give you the option you might be stuck.
#3 Aug 12 2010 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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download ccleaner and get rid of 2GB of **** my friend.
#4 Aug 12 2010 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah, I went through and found all the video editing software etc that came prepackaged.

And then yep, I could install the beta right on the J drive, so all that "required" space on the C was needed for a good 15 seconds.

Ugh
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#5 Aug 12 2010 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
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1 TB hard drive... brand new pc.... i dont understand this "not enough space" thing you speak of..
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#6 Aug 12 2010 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
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There is ALWAYS an alternative.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/how_to_move_my_documents.htm

unfortunately this one doesn't seem to be windows 7 optimized.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Windows-7_-_Moving_My_Documents

THIS ONE, however, is :)

Edited, Aug 12th 2010 6:55pm by seneleron
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#7 Aug 18 2010 at 12:04 AM Rating: Decent
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1 TB hard drive... brand new pc.... i dont understand this "not enough space" thing you speak of..

Even though you're being sarcastic, I'm going to respond to it.

It's called partitions. Technical people usually keep a small system partition for Windows, another for games, and more for whatever else. If not partitions, then separate drives for even better performance.

I myself HAD a 10GB system partition for Vista, but due to developers not conforming to standards, I've been forced to increase it to 22GB over the last year. For FFXIV, I'd have to increase it even more, had I not found this thread and the 'My Documents' workaround.

I may permanently change its location, since it works so well in Vista and it remedies the huge folder size due to game saves/mods.
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#8 Aug 18 2010 at 7:50 AM Rating: Good
Myzldas wrote:
1 TB hard drive... brand new pc.... i dont understand this "not enough space" thing you speak of..


The problem is most users are switching over to SSD for their boot partitions, and not large ones. If you buy a 32GB SSD, you're not going to fit the installation on C:.

OP: Did you try migrating your My Documents folder to J: (changing the path in the Location tab of properties)? I have mine set up on my secondary partition, so I'm curious to see how the installer would react. If I get into the beta before anyone has a chance to try it themselves, I'll post my findings.
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#9 Aug 18 2010 at 8:01 AM Rating: Good
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PLDXavier, Defender of Justice wrote:


The problem is most users are switching over to SSD for their boot partitions, and not large ones. If you buy a 32GB SSD, you're not going to fit the installation on C:.

OP: Did you try migrating your My Documents folder to J: (changing the path in the Location tab of properties)? I have mine set up on my secondary partition, so I'm curious to see how the installer would react. If I get into the beta before anyone has a chance to try it themselves, I'll post my findings.


Is what I did. I've redirected all the My Music/Pic/Documents folders to my 1TB HDD, as I only had a 30GB SSD (since upgraded to 120GB anyway). It works just fine, as the downloader THEN asks me where I want to put the file after I made the adjustments. Yeah, only needed the space in My Documents for like... a minute?
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