The information in this article applies to:
I would like to install the software to a location other than the default of the C drive. How can I accomplish this?
The main Chief Architect software program can be installed to a different internal hard drive location than the default of C, however, please keep in mind that information that needs to be stored in the ProgramData folder, such as the library files, cannot be redirected to a different location.
If your goal is to try to install to a different location than the default drive for your operating system due to limited space, then it is important to be aware that the Core, Manufacturer and Bonus library catalogs can potentially take up over 10GB, depending on what you choose to load.
Please note that installing on to an external hard drive or network location is not supported.
In addition to changing the installation location of the software itself, after the program is installed, you can also choose to move the software's Data folder, which stores important user-specific information and is located in your Documents directory by default.
While you cannot change the name of this directory, you can change its location.
To avoid unexpected results, it is best to use a location on your local hard drive.
If you move this folder on your computer without specifying its location here, the program will automatically replace it using default information from the installation folder. The same result will occur if you specify a location on a network or removable device and this location becomes inaccessible. When this occurs, customized user settings will not be used and custom library content will not be available.