How do I install Epic Laucher on to a separate hard drive?
I tried various times downloading my launcher to my Z drive which is my secondary bulk hard drive, but the download always downloads to my C (primary) SSD which only really houses my OS. I have tried to change the download location in the installation, but no matter where I tell it to download, it always goes straight to my C drive. The big problem here is that if it gets downloaded onto my C drive, I don't have enough space for UE4. Is there any simple way to get the launcher to download to my secondary drive, so that I can install UE4?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
asked Oct 30 '15 at 04:03 AM in Installation & Setup
You can use a symbolic link to the new location. A symbolic link is totally transparent to the filesystem and any program. (Don't confuse it with a simple link or otherwise called a "shortcut) There is an old blog post -view it here- about moving the vault out of the launcher to gain space in Windows system disk / partition (C: usually) Since then the vault can be moved from the launcher configuration settings, the gear wheel at the top right.
But I figured why create yet another Epic Games location, why not move the whole Launcher and gain that much extra space, for which job the symbolic link remains an elegant solution.
For this example the installation was typical UE4.16.2, meaning "Epic Games" (containing the Launcher) folder directly under C:\ and the Engine executables, binaries and program files, under "C:\Program Files" So modifying the instruction set from the old blog :
Now delete the old VaultCache folder and free up your drive :)
I believe this link will answer your question. It will also provide some direction should you choose to install the launcher and the engine on different drives.
answered Nov 02 '15 at 08:20 PM
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