Locate and then Move Logos Library files

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Geoff Johnson | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Aug 21 2012 7:48 AM

I want to move my Logos library files off of the C:\ drive (which I suspect is failing) to a secondary hard drive. What is the best procedure for identifying the location of the files currently and then moving them to the new location, updating the software to know where the books are?

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 21 2012 8:00 AM

Geoff Johnson:
What is the best procedure

Uninstall L4 and then re-install L4 to the new location.  AFAIK, you cannot update the software to know where the resources are located.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 21 2012 8:11 AM

While Tom  is right that you can't update Logos to change the file location, but need to reinstall, it may be possible to use a faster method along the tips given on the wiki to save on redownloading GB of resources and having Logoe rebuild the complete index. 

Running Logos 7 latest (beta) version on Win 10

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 21 2012 9:15 AM

NB.Mick:
it may be possible to use a faster method along the tips given on the wiki to save on redownloading GB of resources and having Logoe rebuild the complete index. 
Good suggestion.  I do not know if it will work or not, but it sure doesn't hurt to try.

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Bob Schlessman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 21 2012 4:20 PM

tom collinge:
Good suggestion.  I do not know if it will work or not, but it sure doesn't hurt to try.

It should work for him. I have done this successfully myself using the WIKI procedures.

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 22 2012 7:48 PM

Geoff Johnson:

I want to move my Logos library files off of the C:\ drive (which I suspect is failing) to a secondary hard drive. What is the best procedure for identifying the location of the files currently and then moving them to the new location, updating the software to know where the books are?

Geoff,

I have my library on an external drive because I ran out of room on my C: drive with the resources I own. I had to remove L4 from my computer and reinstall it on the external drive. I waited for hours while it happened. Since that time I have made a backup copy of my library and when I reinstall the next time (which will be soon), I can remove a ton of time because I already have my resources backed up.

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Steve Evans | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 7 2017 7:30 AM

Sorry to necro a thread, but there is a technological way to do this outside of Logos using junctions. 

1. Move files to their target directory.  I have my library in this directory: C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Logos.  I moved the Logos directory to D:\Logos.  Logos cannot be open when you do this.

2. Open up a command line. (windows + R, cmd)

3. Change to the root above your target.  cd D:

4. Make the junction.  mlink /j "Logos" "C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Logos" (Use quotes in case your path has spaces in it)

This works because Windows views a junction as the actual target folder and you cannot tell unless you go to the properties of the folder and look at Link Properties.  I do this so often, I've installed Junction Link Magic to do this via Explorer and a right click menu.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 7 2017 9:30 AM

Hi Steve - and welcome to the forums

Steve Evans:
Sorry to necro a thread, but there is a technological way to do this outside of Logos using junctions. 

Yes - some background on this is outlined at https://wiki.logos.com/Install_in_different_folder_or_drive 

Graham

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Kevin Rossen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 14 2017 5:20 PM

I just tried this on Windows 10 and there are couple minor changes. First, you'll probably need to run the command prompt as admin (search for cmd from the start/windows button, right-click on it, run as administrator). Second, the command is "mklink" (missing the k in the original example). Lastly, the order of the paths was swapped. So, for me, I moved the Logos folder from the AppData location to D:\Logos, so my command looks like this:

mklink /J "C:\Users\kevin\AppData\Local\Logos" "D:\Logos"

You'll need to use your Windows username for "kevin" and the new path matches your drive letter.

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