P3Dv5HF2 impossible to change location of "my documents" folder

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P3Dv5HF2 impossible to change location of "my documents" folder

Postby mpni » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:13 am

I have installed P3Dv5HF2 without any previous version of P3Dv5.
When I change location of the "My documents" folder, P3Dv5HF2 doesn't find the new location and desappears when I select a saved flight.
In the same time, P3Dv4.5HF3 find the new location and works correctly.
How can I fix this by myself?
I have made 2 installations with using Jorgen's recommandations.
Changing location folder using contextual menu
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Michel

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Re: P3Dv5HF2 impossible to change location of "my documents" folder

Postby JorgenSA » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:24 am

Michel,

I couldn't tell you how to do that, because I have never tried it myself.....

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Re: P3Dv5HF2 impossible to change location of "my documents" folder

Postby mpni » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:30 am

Thank you very much Jorgen
My documents folder is on the default location (C:\).
I want to move it to the D:\
Due to P3Dv5HF2 only, I cannot do that.
In the same time, if the location of "My documents" folder is on the D:\, P3Dv4.5HF3 works perfectly.
So, no necessity to reinstall for the third time P3Dv5HF2.
Thank's for the instructions to a very clean install.
Regards
Michel

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Re: P3Dv5HF2 impossible to change location of "my documents" folder

Postby downscc » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:36 pm

The My Documents folders are not normally relocatable. I'm not sure why you want to...

I've found some developers like to put all of their files along side the add-on.xml in the documents folder and this works but it is not what the SDK instructions to developers provides. I always undo that kind of mess for any scenery addon that does that. What I allow in my documents for addon folders is generally only an xml file and they are never very large.

I assume you could use a symbolic link to retain the logical identity of the documents directories but have them physically elsewhere but you need to learn out to use this tool first.
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Re: P3Dv5HF2 impossible to change location of "my documents" folder

Postby mpni » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:28 pm

Hi
The "documents" folder is relocatable with a right clic/Emplacement/Déplacer (/ Location / Move).
My first disk is a SSD and I always put "My documents" folder on a HDD. That is the reason.
So, the question is : why all works fine when "My documents" is relocated in the P3Dv4? This is a bug of P3Dv4???
Not necessary to use a symbolic link. Windows knows where is the "My documents" folder when relacation is made with windows options.


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