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Directory settings for UE4 Launcher?

As far as I can tell there aren't any options to change the default directory for downloading from the launcher (marketplace). Unfortunately I have a SSD with a small amount of space and nothing left to remove, so using C:\ is impossible for me.

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asked Mar 20 '14 at 06:40 AM in Installation & Setup

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avatar image BushNik Mar 20 '14 at 07:56 AM

Please add option to change default folder for projects from marketplace. It's really annoying to download them on disc C: in my documents folder... I have idea that default folder can be changed in some .ini configuration file in Unreal Engine 4 folder, but i don't know where to search this...

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I have had success with UE3, using a Junction Point to relocate data that the engine is looking for to another location. Basically, install this

Link Shell Extension

and then move the folder that the marketplace wants to use, wherever you want it to go, then as it says on the page for that utility you can set the new location as the target, and drop a Junction Point back into your original location. As far as the engine is concerned the files are still where it wants them, but they're actually being stored elsewhere. Its still a dirty hack, but it doesn't affect other aspects of your environment.

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answered Mar 20 '14 at 07:01 AM

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avatar image BushNik Mar 20 '14 at 11:07 AM

Thanks for this solution. Works fine.

avatar image Kanaru Mar 20 '14 at 10:03 PM

It certainly works, but it still seems to give an error if there isn't enough space on C:\, even though it's technically not on C:. So I'm able to download as many of the projects on the marketplace that I want that are less than the size of my remaining space, but if its larger than the space I have left it will give an error.

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Hi Kanaru,

This is a known issue and is being worked on currently. There is another post with some useful options for getting around the issue in the meantime:


Hope that helps!

Ben Halliday

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answered Mar 20 '14 at 10:11 PM

avatar image erik007 May 10 '16 at 04:29 PM

Worked on? 2 years later, what difference can we see?

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Did make a post on the forum on how make build from source code "work" with Launcher and Marketplace in none default directory. Also a trick on point 13 of the tutorial.


Hope this will help!

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answered Apr 07 '14 at 04:50 AM

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