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Store the local offline files on another hard drive other than c drive

Store the local offline files on another hard drive other than c drive. My c drive isn't that big as it is ssd but would like to store every offline file from lima on an external / another drive always connected to the machine.

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When you install Lima for Windows you can choose the drive letter you want to store the DB on. There is no easy way to change the drive letter without completely reinstalling Lima though.

Also, using an external drive is not recommended, for performance reasons.

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The install database to another internal drive has not appeared for me in several installs. Even if it does appear, I will never have a hard drive that will store the redundant files once Lima allows the maximum 8 drive hub. Does Lima really think we can afford a single 24-50TB drive to house all of their ridiculous duplicated files?

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i cant choose any letter , have two option default and D: , so every time i restart my pC , lima doesent read , i need to reinstall everytime i restart my pc

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Do you mean the Lima service doesn't start up at all?

If it's installed but not starting properly on a Windows PC you can try manually starting Lima which seems to run from %username%\AppData\Roaming\Lima where %username% means C:\Users\yourUserProfile\AppData\Roaming\Lima even if you selected a different drive to install Lima on (I did!).

You should see the Lima icon in the system tray after Windows has started though. Depending on how cluttered your PC might be and if Lima is running on an SSD or an older platter disk, it may take up to a couple of minutes to start.

For example, my desktop PC running Windows 10 has everything installed on an SSD except Lima. Windows and almost all start-up apps are running within 60 seconds, but because I installed Lima on my data storage drive (old 5200rpm disk - 2TB) it takes at least 2 minutes before Lima has started up (even though the running Lima.exe file is located in my user profile directory... weird):

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On my laptop however, everything is installed on the same SSD. Linux is up and running within 30 seconds. I have yet to script the startup of Lima on that computer (it doesn't start automagically yet on Linux by default) but even manually starting it takes me ~10 seconds or so.

Depending on what sort of network connection I'm on with my laptop/phone but it can take up to a minute before Lima-stored files are available if I'm off the LAN.

As for availability on my Windows PC, I store everything here too (for redundancy sake) so everything is always available, but if I've updated a file or added a new file from my laptop then it is generally available on my PC a few seconds after the Lima app/service is up and running (so between 60 and 90 seconds, roughly).

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Unfortunately I had already searched for this / appdata / roaming /Lima folder but it does not exist every time I restart the pc

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That's very strange indeed... It almost sounds like Windows is logging you in with a temporary profile, but if that were the case it would be pretty obvious (ie Windows wouldn't save customisations, like shortcuts on your Desktop etc)

If you've restarted Windows, does Lima appear in the Add/Remove Programs dialog?

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I've just installed on Mac and raised this as a question. I don't think there was such an option in the MacOS installation.

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This should happen on all platforms, Windows, Mac, Android, or even iOS if they support that in the future.

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The option wasn't there when I installed today for windows 10

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Follow up - I uninstalled then re-installed and lo and behold I had the option! First time round, the s/w was intent on getting my phone connected and missed this stage