Portable version temp dir

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Portable version temp dir

Permanent link to this post Posted by Sonidito » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:44 pm

Hello,

i am trying out the portable version of Audacity version 1.3.12-beta(Unicode)
on windows xp sp3.
I use a ram drive as a temp dir and it has only the size of 700 Mb, so
to work with Audacity i need to change the temp dir to another location.
In the preferences is posible to change the directories and after
choosing another location the program says
that to take efect of this change you need to restart Audacity.
But after restarting Audacity the temp dir is not changed to the new location,
and it remains on the windows default "tempdir".
Can someone tell me please if is there another way to change the temp dir location.
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Re: Portable version temp dir

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:25 pm

Sonidito wrote:i am trying out the portable version of Audacity version 1.3.12-beta(Unicode)
on windows xp sp3.

Are you using the version from the main Audacity web site, or from PortableApps.com, or some other version?
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Re: Portable version temp dir

Permanent link to this post Posted by Sonidito » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:27 pm

i am using the portable version downloaded from the homepage
of an german computer magazin (CHIP).

AudacityPortable_1.3.12_Rev_2.paf.exe
(http://www.chip.de/downloads/Audacity-P ... 22620.html)

After your post, i did take a closer look at the Audacity homepage
and did find this version :
http://audacity.googlecode.com/files/au ... 1.3.12.zip

It does not look like an portable version but i startet it anyway and
it seems to work fine. Now it is posible to change the temp dir.

thanks
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Re: Portable version temp dir

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:44 pm

Sonidito wrote:AudacityPortable_1.3.12_Rev_2.paf.exe

We can't really offer support for that version as it is not an official Audacity release, so we don't know if/how it may have been modified.

Sonidito wrote:It does not look like an portable version but i startet it anyway and it seems to work fine.

To make a "Portable" Windows version from the official 1.3.12 Audacity,
  • Down load the "ZIP" file from here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_windows
  • Extract the contents of the zip file to wherever you want it (for example a USB stick).
  • Find the file "audacity.exe" file, and in the same directory as the exe file, create a folder called "Portable Settings" (without quotes). This folder will be used to store the Audacity settings.

To launch Audacity, either run the audacity.exe file directly, or create a shortcut to the audacity.exe file.

To change the location of the Temp folder, go to "Edit > Preferences > Directories" and choose the folder that you want to use. (Check that the folder path as shown is correct - the folder must exist or this will not work).
Click OK, then restart Audacity. When you restart, the new setting will be saved (in a file called "audacity.cfg" in the "Portable Settings" folder).
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