Moving Program Path for Bonus Content


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I'm looking to move my bonus content to a larger drive i have on my computer.


When I show the Program Paths in the settings there is no option to edit them.


Is there a configuration file or something that I can modify so that this points to a different place?



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This is for Windows, Mac probably has something similar.


I copied this from my response on a thread on ChiefTalk where the user wanted to change the location of the Templates folder.




You need to create a link (Junction) that tells Windows that one folder is really located, and possibly named differently, somewhere else.


I created the directory D:\T-Test and copied the contents of the Templates folder to it.


I renamed the Templates folder creating a backup.


I then used the mklink command to create a link (junction) from Templates to D:\T-Test


Now Chief accesses the Templates folder that's really a junction that points to D:\T-Test, and sees all the files as expected.




To use the MKLink tool, you have to open a command prompt in administrator mode.


Here's the easiest way to do so:


    Click the Start button.

    Type CMD in the Start Search box.

    Press and hold down [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Enter].

A UAC dialog box will appear, and you'll have to respond accordingly.


Change the directory to Templates


In my case I used the command


      cd "D:\Users\e\Documents\Chief Architect Premier X11 Data"


I then used the mklink command


      mklink /j Templates D:\T-Test




The new directory can be anywhere and named anything.

You can delete the Templates link (junction) you created, rename the backup templates folder to Templates and you are back to the OOB setup.

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