Move Library to a different drive using junction

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Bram Koerts | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Nov 13 2019 1:02 PM

Hallo,

My name is Bram Koerts. I could realy use some help.

I have to install Logos on an old Laptop with limited ssd. So I want to move my Library to a different drive. I did this once before, but now I'm struggeling. I am trying to make a junction point.

I found an old thread (on which I responded a couple of minutes ago) but it was in the logos 4 time, so I think it is time to ask it also in Logos 8 time (present).

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/53477/1075229.aspx#1075229 (old Thread)

https://wiki.logos.com/Install_in_different_folder_or_drive (outdated wiki)

In the old thread (below) I respond to an suggestion in how to make a junction point in Windows 10, but also this does not seem to work anymore (below my respond and question)

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Post by Kevin: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/53477/929965.aspx#929965

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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My response: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/53477/1075229.aspx#1075229

Hallo,

Not sure if this thread is still 'live', but I could use some help with creating junction points.

I tried what Kevin proposed for windows 10 (mklink /j "C:\users...\ResourceManager" "D:\Logos"), but this did not work (it says: can't make a file that already exists.).

Than I tried to do it reverse: mklink /j "D:Logos" "C:\Users...\ResourceManager") this seems succesfull (Junction created for D:Logos <<===>> C:\Users...\ResourceManager) but it made a shortcut-alike folder, where my resources where both on my C-Drive as well at my D-Drive at the 'junction-point' (D:\Logos).

So instead of creating space on my C-Drive, no I added the same amount of space on my D-Drive without losing it on my C-drive.

If I delete all the folders from C:\Users...\ResourceManager, also all the files from D:\Logos are deleted also and Logos has to download my entire Library again.

What am I missing ore doing wrong? Do I have to wait longer or restart to empty C:\users...\ResourceManager? Any help would be very nice.

Bless,

Bram - from the Netherlands

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 13 2019 2:10 PM

Bram Koerts:

This wiki page was updated eleven days ago. Understand that what you are trying to do is unsupported.

How large is your SSD. SSD's are very inexpensive compared to just a few years ago. You can get a good 500gb SSD for less than $100. Amazon even has a few that are under $70

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Kevin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 13 2019 2:19 PM

Hi Bram, if you have already deleted all of your resources, you could just uninstall Logos and then reinstall selecting 'Custom' from the installer and then choosing the Install location of 'D:\' (The installer will create the Logos folder).

If you have downloaded again, let us know and will tell you how to move

Cheers

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 13 2019 2:22 PM

Kevin:
you could just uninstall Logos and then reinstall selecting 'Custom' from the installer and then choosing the Install location of 'D:\' (The installer will create the Logos folder).

The way I understood the OP he wants to install his library on a different drive 

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Kevin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 13 2019 2:45 PM

Fred Chapman:

The way I understood the OP he wants to install his library on a different drive 

Good point Yes

Bram did you maybe miss out moving the ResourceManager folder from C: to D: before trying to create Junction ??

If so, what you need to do is the following, replacing USERNAME and STRING with whatever they currently are be.

  1. Move the C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Logos\Data\STRING\ResourceManager folder to D:\ and rename it to D:\Logos
  2. Create the Junction using the command "mklink /J C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Logos\Data\STRING\ResourceManager D:\Logos"

It should then work, any problems post back

Cheers

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 13 2019 3:16 PM

Fred Chapman:

Bram Koerts:

This wiki page was updated eleven days ago. Understand that what you are trying to do is unsupported.

While wiki page was updated eleven days ago (by two users), concur with Bram about Windows instructions being outdated. Blog article from 2016 => https://winaero.com/blog/symbolic-link-in-windows-10/ describes Junction being super-ceded by symbolic link: mklink /D

Fred Chapman:
How large is your SSD. SSD's are very inexpensive compared to just a few years ago. You can get a good 500gb SSD for less than $100. Amazon even has a few that are under $70

Concur replacing C: Drive SSD with larger capacity is a viable option. Amazon Prime has 15 % back for 1 TB SSD @ $ 106.99 => https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX500-NAND-SATA-Internal/dp/B077SF8KMG

Keep Smiling Smile

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 13 2019 6:49 PM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
While wiki page was updated eleven days ago (by two users), concur with Bram about Windows instructions being outdated. Blog article from 2016 => https://winaero.com/blog/symbolic-link-in-windows-10/ describes Junction being super-ceded by symbolic link: mklink /D

Junction hasn't been superseded, and it is a symbolic link that functions very well for the purpose of the wiki! So I don't understand the "outdated" comment, especially as it states the need to move the original folder to the new destination before making the symbolic link!

I will concede that using mklink could simplify the instructions because one doesn't have to be concerned about its location e.g.

mklink /J Logos E:\Logos 

“C:\Users\John Doe\Downloads\junction64” Logos E:\Logos

and the instruction set will be shorter without having to download junction64.

Watch out for some changes!

Dave
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