Install on USB/External Drive? #setup


megadad4ever@...
 

Hi all,

Is there a way to install and run this from an external drive? If not, is there a way to point the software to an external drive for the database files?

Thanks!


Scott Davis
 

Hello!

Thanks for your e-mail.

Our software creates the support files folder based on your default Windows OS %USERPROFILE% environment variable. The support files are very small and will not grow as your log does. The support files folder location isn't user customizable, but you can set AC Log or the contest software to look for your log file wherever you like.

Just open your log file and then click File > Save As. Then save your log file to your preferred location. AC Log will remember that location and continue to use it automatically, each time you start the software.

That said, you can change your default Windows settings, where your support files land, as detailed here:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-move-your-default-data-folders-to-a-different-drive/

Just be sure to copy or move your data when you do, or you will be presented with a new log file and unregistered program next time your start AC Log. If that occurs, copy the files from your old location to your new one with File Manager. Then start AC Log and click File > Open, navigate to your log file and select it.

Be well and enjoy!

73, Kimberly, KA3SEQ
www.n3fjp.com

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From: megadad4ever@...
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Feb 18, 2021 5:20 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Install on USB/External Drive? #setup

Hi all,

Is there a way to install and run this from an external drive? If not, is there a way to point the software to an external drive for the database files?

Thanks!