Allow user definable application location




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    Ian Green

    This is possible in macOS and in Windows (and I presume, in Linux) by using a symbolic link.

    The Mac Terminal uses the "ln" command, like in Linux. (That is the lowercase "LN", for "link".)

    Windows can do the same thing in its CLI (command line interface).

    For (a macOS) example (changing the user and volume names to suit your configuration):

    # cd /Volumes/MyExtraDisk/Application\ Support/
    # mkdir Daedalus
    # mv /Users/MyUserName/Library/Application\ Support/Daedalus/ /Volumes/MyExtraDisk/Application\ Support/Daedalus/
    # ln -s /Volumes/MyExtraDisk/Application\ Support/Daedalus/ /Users/MyUserName/Library/Application\ Support/Daedalus

    Please note, the "#"s above indicate each line to type, because there may be line wrapping on this page.

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    Ian Green

    Correction for the 'move' command. 

    # mv /Users/MyUserName/Library/Application\ Support/Daedalus/ /Volumes/MyExtraDisk/Application\ Support/

    The original version nested the Daedalus folder under a Daedalus folder.

    You can always manually move your files, if you're more comfortable.

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