C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help\ is HUGE (MSDN indexes)

Posted: 11-30-2005, 08:39 AM
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help\ is HUGE
(MSDN indexes)

is there any way to move it to another partition ? This would save me a
repartitioning.





C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help\ is HUGE (MSDN indexes)


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Will Denny
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Re: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help\ is HUGE (MSDN indexes)
Posted: 11-30-2005, 09:58 AM
Hi

That's from the MSDN CD/DVDs that you've installed? I always install those
onto a different partition. You'll have to uninstall then reinstall onto a
different partition. You can't just move them - unfortunately.

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"Michel de Becdelièvre" <m_debec@msn.com> wrote in message
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> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help\ is
> HUGE (MSDN indexes)
>
> is there any way to move it to another partition ? This would save me a
> repartitioning.

Michel de Becdelièvre
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Re: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help\ is HUGE (MSDN indexes)
Posted: 11-30-2005, 04:45 PM
"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> a écrit dans le message de news:
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> That's from the MSDN CD/DVDs that you've installed? I always install
> those onto a different partition. You'll have to uninstall then reinstall
> onto a different partition. You can't just move them - unfortunately.
I already installed them in a different partition (D:\Program
Files\MSDN\MSDN8.0), sadly MSDN build the indexes dynamically at the end of
the installation process in "All Users" whatever you do.

It eats 368Mb for the indexes of VS.Net professional.

I was wondering if there was any way to move them, but the path is nowhere
in the registry, so I fear a hardcoded path.

(by the way these files are apparently NOT erased when you remove previous
versions of MSDN, so I originally ended up with more than 770Mb of wasted
space).

It is the single biggest hit on the C: partition behind C:\WINDOWS (4.5 Gb,
more than one third from ServicePackFiles and Installer) and C:\Program
Files\Common Files\ (830Mb), it ought to be movable.


 
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