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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
    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.
    • Rather stupid installer
      2006-04-04 07:14:32  Andrewcolin [View]

      How to install google desktop?
      what is the procedure? I have a Business web directory and i have many folder on my desktop and it is critical for me how to search.
      site : http://www.tradejaipur.com
      thanks
      • Rather stupid installer
        2006-04-04 07:20:08  Andrewcolin [View]

        <html>

        <head>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
        <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0">
        <meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
        <title>New Page 1</title>
        </head>

        <body>

        From where can I get the google desktop?


        our site url is http://www.rdirectory.net (http://www.rdirectory.net)


         



        </body>

        </html>
    • How to install google desktop?
      2006-04-04 07:14:42  Andrewcolin [View]

      How to install google desktop?
      what is the procedure? I have a Business web directory and i have many folder on my desktop and it is critical for me how to search.
      site : http://www.tradejaipur.com
      thanks
    • Rather stupid installer
      2007-03-21 09:46:46  rozpusta [View]

      Not if it won't install

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  • 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
    2007-09-15 16:57:19  mojmiskojegenijazavoznju [View]

    Hi!
    I just wanted to thank you - your simple tip worked!
  • Rather stupid installer
    2008-09-07 22:57:55  TameemAhmed [View]

    useful tip! thanks.