Google Your Desktop
Subject:   Rather stupid installer
Date:   2004-10-14 21:57:00
From:   sceen1
Response to: Rather stupid installer

Easily remedied with a registry change...

If you want to change the location of the cache, you just need to change a registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Desktop\data_dir

It defaults to C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop Search

I just exited the search with the tray icon, changed it to a folder on my D drive and moved the existing files over to the new location and then restarted it and it is now updating at the new location just dandy..

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  • Rather stupid installer
    2008-09-07 22:57:55  TameemAhmed [View]

    useful tip! thanks.
  • Rather stupid installer
    2007-09-15 16:57:19  mojmiskojegenijazavoznju [View]

    I just wanted to thank you - your simple tip worked!
  • Rather stupid installer
    2005-12-07 22:09:04  michaelbd [View]

    The installer seems to behave a bit better with 2.0. It still offers no choice for the location of the data directory (during or after install). But it does make a better choice about which drive to put it on. On my system it went for drive F: which was the first one that had > 2.5 GB of free space.
  • Rather stupid installer
    2004-10-15 13:38:20  pixelgeek [View]

    Easily remedied with a registry change...

    Not if it won't install

    There are no reg keys if the app doesn't install and it won't install on my system for the reasons I mentioned.