How do change ini 's location?

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Re: How do change ini 's location?

by Vaer » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:00 pm

fourteen wrote:You may want to do 1 and 2 manually in Explorer to make sure things go right. I don't think you can create junction points using Explorer so you need to run the mklink command in step 3 in a command prompt. Also, I am not sure if XP supports these kind of junction points, but Vista does.
I can confirm that XP does support junction points.

I use Junction Link Magic to make them.

Re: How do change ini 's location?

by fourteen » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:50 pm

Since you are on Vista you can take advantage of junction points.

I have successfully put all my MediaMonkey files, incl. .ini file, under c:\fourteen\Documents\Music\MediaMonkey. Actually, I have a couple of different sets of files/libraries that I switch between. This is how you do it (MediaMonkey stores its data in %LOCALAPPDATA%\MediaMonkey):
  • 1- copy MediaMonkey's files from %LOCALAPPDATA%\MediaMonkey to your new desired location, e.g. d:\<user>\Documents\Music\MediaMonkey.
  • 2- delete the folder %LOCALAPPDATA%\MediaMonkey (you did copy it in previous step, didn't you...)
  • 3- make a junction point %LOCALAPPDATA%\MediaMonkey pointing to your new desired location d:\<user>\Documents\Music\MediaMonkey
Here are the commands - do at your own risk:
  • 1- xcopy "%LOCALAPPDATA%\MediaMonkey" "d:\<user>\Documents\Music\MediaMonkey" /E
  • 2- rmdir /s /q "%LOCALAPPDATA%\MediaMonkey"
  • 3- mklink /J "%LOCALAPPDATA%\MediaMonkey" "d:\<user>\Documents\Music\MediaMonkey"
You may want to do 1 and 2 manually in Explorer to make sure things go right. I don't think you can create junction points using Explorer so you need to run the mklink command in step 3 in a command prompt. Also, I am not sure if XP supports these kind of junction points, but Vista does.

This works great for me but do it at your own risk.

Re: How do change ini 's location?

by nohitter151 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:53 am

I'm 99% sure. If someone else knows differently, please post it.

Re: How do change ini 's location?

by zopfan » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:53 am

nohitter151 wrote:I think the .ini has to either be in the default location or in the MediaMonkey program folder and that those are the only two options.

Is there a way to know if this is the authoritative (100% correct) answer, or your own presumption.
Edit: [Pls don't mind my English]

Re: How do change ini 's location?

by nohitter151 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:00 pm

I think the .ini has to either be in the default location or in the MediaMonkey program folder and that those are the only two options.

How do change ini 's location?

by zopfan » Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:09 am

I want that if my OS crashes, my ini and db file remain with me in my documents folder (which is always mapped to a drive other than the windows partition).
I like to keep all the settings files of diff programmes (as far as possible) on a different location/partition than windows. This way I can reinstall my OS as and when I want without first backing up anything. [I don't want to lose my playlists all of a sudden].

But with MM3.0.7.1191 [on Vista Ultimate], I've customised the location of my database, but don't know how to do that for ini file?

Also, pls tell, if I install MM3 on a different drive than Vista, will all the interface settings (and maybe playlists) will remain intact once I reinstall Vista (in other words, if MM3's portable installation-- so that I could carry it in a removable drive and plug-in and run in any PC-- is possible or not?)

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