Default Unpack Folder



Mike Adams
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
I have my version of Windows on a small partition with just enough space to
run correctly. The problem is those game setup files you get from
direct2drive and the like. They just love to try and unpack gigabytes of
files into my tiny windows partition. How can I change the default unpack
location? I've tried changing the environmental variables in the system
area, but that didn't work.

Thanks.

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Hi Mike,

What is the name of the folder/directory used by Direct2Drive
to do it's unpacking? Are there any setup files in that applications
directory in the Program Files structure (.ini files for example)?

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"Mike Adams" <genz44@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:n9Cle.11315$w21.7366@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
|I have my version of Windows on a small partition with just enough space to
| run correctly. The problem is those game setup files you get from
| direct2drive and the like. They just love to try and unpack gigabytes of
| files into my tiny windows partition. How can I change the default unpack
| location? I've tried changing the environmental variables in the system
| area, but that didn't work.
|
| Thanks.
|
|

DosFreak
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Probably would be best to either combine partitions or create a
junction. Back when I seperated my OS partition from my programs
partition I'd use at least 10gb for each "just in case". 4GB is way too
small for novice users who don't know the diff between drive letters
and ignorant programs so it's best to create a bigger partition or one
big partition depending on usage.

Jimmy S. wrote:
> Hi Mike,
>
> What is the name of the folder/directory used by Direct2Drive
> to do it's unpacking? Are there any setup files in that applications
> directory in the Program Files structure (.ini files for example)?
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Mike Adams" <genz44@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:n9Cle.11315$w21.7366@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> |I have my version of Windows on a small partition with just enough space to
> | run correctly. The problem is those game setup files you get from
> | direct2drive and the like. They just love to try and unpack gigabytes of
> | files into my tiny windows partition. How can I change the default unpack
> | location? I've tried changing the environmental variables in the system
> | area, but that didn't work.
> |
> | Thanks.
> |
> |

Mike Adams
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
I used to have my OS on its own drive, but let's just say that "events" have
led me to move it to my only free partition. I do have more room on another
partition, but I'll like to leave that as a last resort.

DosFreak wrote:
> Probably would be best to either combine partitions or create a
> junction. Back when I seperated my OS partition from my programs
> partition I'd use at least 10gb for each "just in case". 4GB is way too
> small for novice users who don't know the diff between drive letters
> and ignorant programs so it's best to create a bigger partition or one
> big partition depending on usage.


Actually, the install never finishes...I don't have enough space on that
particular partition. Before I get the "disk full" error, I can see it
unpack to: F:\Documents & Settings\Mike\Local Settings\Temp

> Jimmy S. wrote:
> Hi Mike,
>
> What is the name of the folder/directory used by Direct2Drive
> to do it's unpacking? Are there any setup files in that applications
> directory in the Program Files structure (.ini files for example)?
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> rights.


Default Unpack Folder