How to move Audacity setting directory to other location ?

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How to move Audacity setting directory to other location ?

Post by abdu » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:50 am

How to move Audacity setting data directory to another location, such as Audacity installation directory ?

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Re: How to move Audacity setting directory to other location

Post by waxcylinder » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:04 pm

use Edit > Preferences and go to the Directories pane - see this page in the Manual: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/dir ... ences.html

I would not recommend storing the project data in the application folder - that is normally considered bad practice (in many cases it is a privleged inaccessible location for data storage anyway).

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Re: How to move Audacity setting directory to other location

Post by steve » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:43 pm

abdu wrote:such as Audacity installation directory
As waxcylinder wrote, that probably won't work because the installation directory should not be writeable for a standard user. If it is, then your computer security is badly flawed.

Depending on what you are trying to do and why, it may be a better option to use a "portable" installation of Audacity in your user space, rather than a "system installation".
Perhaps you can tell us what you are trying to do and why.
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